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  • Practicing Rightsby David Androff

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Social work Codes of Ethics of professional organizations around the world appeal to the concept of people having ?rights? that social workers need to respect and advocate for. However, it isn?t always clear how social workers can actually incorporate human rights-based approaches in their practice, whether domestic or international. This book fills... more...

  • Measuring Welfare beyond Economicsby Claudio O. Delang; Yi Hang Yu

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Dissatisfaction with the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as an indicator of a country?s development or a population?s wellbeing led to the development of the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI). The GPI is an aggregate index of over 20 economic, social and environmental indicators, and accounts for both the welfare benefits of economic growth, and the social... more...

  • Equity Crowdfunding for Investorsby David M. Freedman; Matthew R. Nutting

    Wiley 2015; US$ 65.00

    Learn the ins and outs of equity crowdfunding with this informative guide Equity Crowdfunding for Investors is a comprehensive, objective, and authoritative guide to the social and financial rewards of crowdfunding. Before now, angel investing – and the spectacular returns possible in this asset class – has been off-limits to all but... more...

  • China's Social Welfareby Joe C. B. Leung; Yuebin Xu

    Wiley 2015; US$ 22.95

    The extraordinary rise of China is one of the greatest global stories of recent times. However, China's development has been described as ‘uneven, uncoordinated, and unsustainable’, and has now reached a critical turning point. To transform itself into a successful high-income economy, China urgently needs to develop a new welfare regime.... more...

  • A Walk for Sunshineby Jeff Alt

    Beaufort Books 2015; US$ 9.95

    Jeff Alt takes you along every step of his 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail adventure filled with humorous, frightening, and inspirational stories including, bears, bugs, blisters, skunk bed mates, and hilarious food cravings. As Alt walked through freezing temperatures, driving rain, and sunny skies, he was constantly buoyed by the knowledge that his... more...

  • Level 2 Health & Social Care Diploma Evidence Guideby Maria Ferreiro Peteiro; Stephen Halder

    Hodder Education 2015; US$ 20.78

    Ensure you have all the help you need inbetween assessor visits with this easy-to-use quick-reference guide for assessment. Covering more optional units than any textbook, these easy-to-understand guides for the Health and Social Care Diploma explains in simple terms what competencies you need to demonstrate and how to generate all the required knowledge-evidence... more...

  • Leading Good Careby John Burton; Debbie Sorkin

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Written for the hard-pressed manager of social care, Leading Good Care cuts through the obstructions of red tape and procedures to focus on task, role and practice. Managers will discover in this book understanding, inspiration, confidence and the authority to lead their service. more...

  • Governing Riskby Mark Hardy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Drawing on Foucault's later work on governmentality, this book traces the effects of 'the rise of risk' on contemporary social work practice. Focusing on two 'domains' of practice ? mental health social work and probation work ? it analyses the ways in which risk thinking has affected social work's aims and objectives, methods and approaches. more...

  • Bedrohte Professionalitätby Roland Becker Lenz; Stefan Busse; Gudrun Ehlert; Silke Müller-Hermann

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 39.99

    Welche Konstellationen, Probleme und Entwicklungen können Professionalität in der Sozialen Arbeit einschränken oder bedrohen? Unter dieser Fragestellung greifen die Beiträge des Bandes einen bisher nur selten fokussierten Aspekt der Professionsforschung auf. Aus der Breite des gesamten Handlungsfeldes werden Beispiele gezeigt, in denen problematische... more...

  • Führungshandeln in der Sozialen Arbeitby Michael Fleißer

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 34.06

    Mit der Modernisierung des Sozialstaates geht auch ein Wandel der Jugendhilfe einher. Vor diesem Hintergrund fragt Michael Fleißer nach Führungshandeln in Einrichtungen des sozialen Dienstleistungssektors. Für seine Studien nutzt er die theoretischen Konzepte von Gouvernementalität und (sozial-)pädagogischer Professionalität als Basis, um die Beteiligung... more...