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1st Edition

Governance, Development, and Social Work

ISBN 9781138382923
Published August 9, 2018 by Routledge
292 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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.