This book explores how many issues related to development and governance –including migration, disaster management, environmental justice, peace and security, sustainability, public-private partnerships, and terrorism – impact the practice of social work. It takes a global, comparative approach, reflecting the global context in which social workers now operate.
Table of Contents
1. Governance, Development and Social Work: Introduction Subhabrata Dutta and Chathapuram S. Ramanathan 2. Civil Society and Governance: Between Involvement and Autonomy? Piotr Sałustowicz, Subhabrata Dutta and Chathapuram S. Ramanathan 3. People’s Movement for Accountable Electoral Politics and Empowerment of Tribals Bipin Jojo 4. Citizen-Centered Administration for Child Welfare Jessica Toft and Anthony A. Bibus 5. Self-Help Groups – Towards Citizen Centric Policies and Services: A Study of a District in West Bengal Dipankar Mandal 6. Governance and Development M.R. Sivaraman 7. Social Security on Health Care: A Reflection from the UK and USA Sudeepa Sivaramakrishnan and Chathapuram S. Ramanathan 8. Governance and Disaster Management: The Governmental and Community Response to Hurricane Katrina and the Victorian Bushfires Howard Karger, John Owen and Shashivan de Graaff 9. Disasters and Disaster Aid: Conceptual Paradigm and Implications for Social Work Intervention, with Special Reference to the Indian Scenario Debotosh Sinha 10. Organizing for Environmental Justice: From Bridges to Taro Patches Amy Krings, Michael S. Spencer and Kelcie Jimenez 11. Technology and Its Role in Good Governance Dhrubodhi Mukherjee and Goutham Menon 12. ICT and Knowledge Economy: An Indian Contour of Polarities K.V. Nagraj 13. Capitalism, Worker Rights, Community Well-Being, and Corporate Responsibility Keith McClellan and Chathapuram S. Ramanathan 14. Partnership in Good Governance: Role of Government and the HSDS Sunanda Koushik and Subhashree Sanyal 15. Visions for the Future Chathapuram S. Ramanathan and Subhabrata Dutta
Chathapuram S. Ramanathan has worked in the human service area for over three decades, and is currently the Chief Executive of Human Service Enterprises, Michigan, USA.
Subhabrata Dutta is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Social Work at Assam University (A Central University) in Silchar, India.