American Social Welfare Policy, A Pluralist Approach

Political science, Political science
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478444274
Category: Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to American Social Welfare Policy, A Pluralist Approach. In this book, you will learn topics such as Religion and Social Welfare Policy, Discrimination in American Society, Poverty in America, and The Voluntary Sector Today plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Empowerment Series: Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare: Critical Thinking Perspectives

Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305856082
Category: Education
Page: 608
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Karen K. Kirst-Ashman's introductory book enhances readers' ability to grasp the essence and spirit of generalist social work and the issues in social welfare that social workers address every day. Giving those who are contemplating a career in social work a solid introduction to the profession, Kirst-Ashman presents a balanced introductory look within a unifying theme of critical thinking that trains readers to be more evaluative of key concepts. This fifth edition is completely updated in every chapter, and includes practice concepts, social welfare policy concepts, history and current state of the profession, the contexts of practice and populations served, and professional development. Written in a clear and straightforward manner, the book provides numerous case examples to illustrate social work practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Empowerment Series: Social Work and Social Welfare

Author: Rosalie Ambrosino,Joseph Heffernan,Guy Shuttlesworth,Robert Ambrosino
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 130548066X
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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Reflecting the latest practices, accreditation requirements, and developments from the field, the eighth edition of bestselling SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE gives readers a broad understanding about the social work profession and the role it plays in the social welfare system. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the text is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). With its signature systems/ecological approach to understanding social welfare, the book focuses on specific social welfare areas in which social workers play major roles in policy and practice. It adopts the philosophy that there are many reasons why social problems occur, and that students need to understand the history, values, and economic, political, and cultural factors that surround these issues and the attempts to solve or address them. Instead of presenting a specific political perspective, the authors encourage readers to think critically about issues in a new way. Each chapter opens with a vignette about a social worker in a specific setting and closes with information about the career opportunities for social workers in the area discussed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future

The U.S. in Global Context
Author: Katherine S. van Wormer,Rosemary J. Link
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483322424
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
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Unique in its use of a sustainability framework, Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future by Katherine S. van Wormer and Rosemary J. Link goes beyond U.S. borders to examine U.S. government policies—including child welfare, social services, health care, and criminal justice—within a global context. Guided by the belief that forces from the global market and globalization affect all social workers in their practice, the book addresses a wide range of relevant topics, including the refugee journey, the impact of new technologies, war trauma, global policy instruments, and restorative justice. A sustainability policy analysis model and an ecosystems framework for trauma-informed care are also presented in this timely text.

Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare: Social policy and policy practice

Author: Karen Marlaine Sowers,Ira C. Colby,Catherine N. Dulmus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9780471769989
Category: Political Science
Page: 412
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Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare, Volume 4: The Profession of Social Work features contributions from leading international researchers and practitioners and presents the most comprehensive, in-depth source of information on the field of social work and social welfare.

Governance im 21. Jahrhundert

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9789264589360
Page: 264
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Mit dem Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts stehen weitere dramatische Umwälzungen in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft an der Tagesordnung. Der Bericht untersucht Chancen und Risiken wirtschaftlicher, gesellschaftlicher und technologischer Natur.

Urban Life and Society

Author: Harry Gold
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Category: Social Science
Page: 414
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Urban Life and Society is a comprehensive and readable overview of the entire field of urban sociology. It provides a very well balanced introduction to all of the major approaches and perspectives. The book pays homage to the traditional “classic” works in the field, while also focusing on some of the most recent theoretical and empirical work available. Updated materials, from the perspective of the NEW URBAN SOCIOLOGY, or THE POLITICAL ECOMOMY APPROACH, as it is increasingly coming to be called, are most directly represented in the two separate chapters on urban economic institutions and political institutions, but also material on the new urban sociology approach is integrated into the most relevant sections. A historical perspective provides the reader with a clear picture of the process of urbanization process—past, present, and future: from the first cities to the emergence of the early Egyptian, Greek, Roman civilizations; continuing through urban developments throughout the feudal, medieval, and renaissance periods of European urbanization. For anyone interested in urban sociology.

Entwicklungspsychologie im Kindes- und Jugendalter

Author: Robert Siegler,Nancy Eisenberg,Judy DeLoache,Jenny Saffran
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662470284
Category: Psychology
Page: 688
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Wer dieses Standardwerk liest, erhält einen umfassenden Überblick über einschlägige Theorien, moderne Forschungsmethoden und neueste Erkenntnisse zur Kindes- und Jugendentwicklung. Die einfache, klare Sprache sowie zahlreiche Illustrationen und Fallbeispiele machen die Lektüre des Lehrbuchs für Studierende der Entwicklungspsychologie zum echten Vergnügen. Tabellen, Schaubilder, Zusammenfassungen und Praxisbeispiele helfen dabei, den Stoff zu verstehen, zu strukturieren und zu verinnerlichen. Die Inhalte des Werkes gehen dabei teilweise deutlich über den klassischen Lehrstoff für Bachelor-Prüfungen hinaus und vermitteln ein vertieftes Verständnis dafür, wie die Entwicklung in unterschiedlichen Bereichen zusammenhängt, von welchen sozialen und gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen sie abhängt und wie die Entstehung von Problemen verhindert werden kann. Die Auseinandersetzung mit dieser Lektüre lohnt sich daher nicht nur für die Prüfungsvorbereitung im Bachelor- und Masterstudium. Auch wenn Sie bereits beruflich oder privat mit Kindern und Jugendlichen zu tun haben, wird Ihnen das Buch als wertvolles Nachschlagewerk dienen und immer wieder Lust machen, sich mit den Inhalten auseinanderzusetzen.

Encyclopedia of Social Work

Four-volume set
Author: Terry Mizrahi, PhD,Larry E. Davis, PhD
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195306613
Category: Reference
Page: 2208
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The National Association of Social Workers and Oxford University Press are proud to announce that a new, completely updated, revised and expanded 20th edition of this essential work has published. The 400 articles in this four-volume set cover all aspects of social, work from practice and interventions, social environments, social conditions and challenges, to social policy and history. This new edition of the Encyclopedia includes coverage of areas that have come to the fore since the 1995 publication of the 19th edition, including demographic changes from immigration, technology, the implications of managed care, faith-based assistance, evidence-based practice, gerontology, and trauma and disaster. Each thoughtful article is written and signed by a top academic or social work practitioner and includes a bibliography for further reading. For even further ease of use, all volumes are fully cross-referenced and the set includes a complete Index. This convenient and authoritative core reference work is an essential tool for fact-finding, studying for licensing exams, supplementing course work, initiating literature searches, and supporting practice decisions. The Encyclopedia presents an in-depth look at the ever-changing field of social work. The foundation of any social work collection, the Encyclopedia will be a treasured addition to the library of practitioner, scholar, and student alike.

Collaborative Social Work

Strengths-based Generalist Practice
Author: John E. Poulin
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780875814285
Category: Social group work
Page: 478
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This introductory text presents a model of generalist practice that emphasizes the helping relationship. The book integrates empirical practice methods with a strengths-based empowerment approach to social work practice with individual, family, group, organization, and community client systems. Written in straightforward language and relatively free of jargon, the book incorporates case examples throughout. Each chapter concludes with a detailed case study and discussion questions. This introductory text presents a model of generalist practice that emphasizes the helping relationship. The book integrates empirical practice methods with a strengths-based empowerment approach to social work practice with individual, family, group, organization, and community client systems. Written in straightforward language and relatively free of jargon, the book incorporates case examples throughout. Each chapter concludes with a detailed case study and discussion questions.

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406547546
Category: Constitutional history
Page: 583
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Ökonomische Theorie der Demokratie

Author: Anthony Downs
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783165290523
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 303
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English summary: It was Anthony Downs' objective to create a model dealing with voter and government behavior. In order to do so, he established goals which governments, parties and lobbyists as well as the voters can pursue. To motivate all those concerned, he introduced the self-interest axiom and called for rationality in order to attain these goals. With the help of marginal analysis, each voter determines his/her party differential, which will help to determine each voter's choice at the ballot box and to decide which party's rule will give him/her greater utility in the future. Downs describes how crucial the concept of ideology is to his theory. He maintains that a two-party democracy could not provide stable and effective government unless there is a large measure of ideological consensus amongst its citizens, and that political parties encouraged voters to be irrational by remaining vague and ambiguous. German description: Anthony Downs' inzwischen klassisches Demokratie-Modell des Wahler- und Regierungsverhaltens orientiert sich an der okonomischen Theorie. Er nimmt an, dass politische Parteien und Wahler in der Verfolgung bestimmter, deutlich spezifizierter Ziele optimal handeln. So treffen die Wahler unter Ungewissheit uber den Wahlvorgang und die zukunftige Regierungsbildung ihre Wahl nach dem mutmasslichen Nutzen. Die Regierung versucht, mit Hilfe der Manipulation des Budgets ihre Wiederwahl zu erreichen.Ideologien der Parteien auf der einen Seite, Interessengruppen auf der anderen stellen den Wahlern bzw. der Regierung Informationen zur rationalen Entscheidungsfindung zur Verfugung. Dabei wird deutlich, dass Mehrparteiensysteme und Verhaltniswahlrecht jedes Wahl-Kalkul unlosbar werden lassen. Auf die weiteren Folgerungen fur Demokratie-Forschung und -Verstandnis geht Downs im letzten Teil seines Werkes ausfuhrlich ein.

Deutschland, Lutherland

Warum uns die Reformation bis heute prägt
Author: Christine Eichel
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641156505
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Es ist viel mehr Luther in uns, als wir ahnen. Das Jahr 1517 markiert eine historische Zäsur, die für Deutschland identitätsstiftende Bedeutung hat. Denn Luthers 95 Thesen über den Ablasshandel waren ein Signal, das neben der religiösen Erneuerungsbewegung einen tiefgreifenden Mentalitätswandel einleitete. Im Zuge der Reformation entstand eine protestantische Kultur, die bis heute starken Einfluss auf unsere Ideen von Staat, Wirtschaft, Familie, Bildung und der gesellschaftlichen Rolle der Frau hat. Ausgehend von Alltagserfahrungen, die sie in pointierten Anekdoten schildert, spürt Christine Eichel dem reformatorischen Denken und Handeln in der deutschen Gegenwart nach: in der auf Bescheidenheit bedachten Selbstinszenierung des Staates, im protestantischen Arbeitsethos, in typisch deutschen Wertedebatten, in der Verklärung der Familie als Ort privater Bildung oder im sozialstaatlichen Netz evangelisch geprägter nordeuropäischer Länder. Doch Christine Eichel zeigt auch die Schattenseiten der Reformation: von Luthers Antisemitismus und seinem Obrigkeitsdenken bis hin zum Verlust von Spiritualität. Ein leicht verständliches, oft verblüffendes und mit großer Genauigkeit recherchiertes Buch für alle, die wissen wollen, was Luther und die Reformation uns heute angehen.