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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 US$ 45.50

    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 US$ 19.89

    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...

  • 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$ 44.99

    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...

  • Community Economic Development in Social Workby Steven D. Soifer; Joseph B. McNeely; Cathy Costa; Nancy Pickering-Bernheim

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Community economic development (CED) is an increasingly essential factor in the revitalization of low- to moderate-income communities. This cutting-edge text explores the intersection of CED and social work practice, which both focus on the well-being of indigent communities and the empowerment of individuals and the communities in which they live.... more...

  • Touring Povertyby Bianca Freire-Medeiros

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Touring Poverty addresses a highly controversial practice: the transformation of impoverished neighbourhoods into valued attractions for international tourists. In the megacities of the Global South, selected and idealized aspects of poverty are being turned into a tourist commodity for consumption. The book takes the reader on a journey through... more...