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Routledge Studies in Development and Society #25: Social Development: Critical Themes and Perspectives


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This edited collection demonstrates that the ideas inherent in social development are practical and not utopian. By discussing and delineating a social development approach, the book argues the need for practicing it at local or grassroots-level communities to promote universal social justice and wellbeing. Towards this end, several leading scholars have presented critical and inspiring thoughts on the significance and usefulness in development of genuine participation of people, bottom-up strategies, self-reliance, capacity building, and egalitarian and empowering partnerships. They also delve into hitherto neglected aspects of social development related to preparing personnel for social development work, ethical imperatives and a new social development paradigm. The world's contemporary problems persist in part because the social development approach in its comprehensive form has not been planned and implemented at local, national and global levels. Social Development presents the optimistic argument that the application of social development ideas can help create a world in which almost all people's wellbeing can be significantly enhanced.

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For undergraduates, graduate students, and other newcomers working in development studies, social work, social welfare, human services, and community and social development, Pawar (social work, Charles Sturt U., Australia) and Cox, a former professor of social work at La Trobe U. in Australia, present 12 essays that address themes and views in social development and demonstrate the need for a social development approach in contemporary society. Emphasizing the local level, scholars in social work and related fields in Australia, the US, UK, Botswana, and Uganda describe a conceptual understanding of social development; ethics; the nature and importance of critical themes of participation, self-reliance, capacity building, and bottom-up approaches; the partnership perspective; and a model for developing an effective personnel strategy for implementing social development. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Pawar, Manohar S.
Cox, David R.
Developing countries
Community development
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Sociology-Developing Countries
Routledge Studies in Development and Society
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History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Social Science » Developing Countries
History and Social Science » Sociology » Poverty

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