First published in 1998, this volume features case studies which reflect the central mission of the ICSW (International Council on Social Welfare) to advance social justice, welfare and development. Contributors including practitioners, policy makers and academics have produced articles rich in reflections on real-life projects and experiences, representing countries at various stages of economic and social development. Issues discussed include poverty alleviation, social development trends in late 20th century Asia, and opportunities and education for women and the disabled, along with international priorities for social welfare and development.
1. International Community – Fading Dream or Rational Imperative? The Challenge of the Millennium Ahead. Lord Frank Judd. 2. An Enabling Environment: International Priorities for Social Development. Julian Disney. 3. Social Development as an Organizing Concept for Social Progress. Stewart MacPherson. 4. Women in the Era of Globalization and Fragmentation. Noeleen Heyzer. 5. Promoting Equal Opportunities for Women and the Disabled in Hong Kong. Fanny Cheung. 6. An Exploration of Emerging Global Trends in Social Security. John Dixon. 7. Hunger in the First World: Food Security and the Politics of Welfare. Graham Riches. 8. The Role of Public Administration in Promoting Socio-Economic Development. Corazon Alma G. de Leon. 9. Role of Non Governmental Organizations in Social Development: Opportunities and Challenges. Sharatchandra Damodar Gokhale. 10. Social Development Trends in Asia, 1970-1994: the Challenges of a New Century. Richard J. Estes. 11. Education for Socio-Economic Upliftment of Women and Girls: Dhaka Ahsania Mission’s Experience. Kazi Rafiqul Alam. 12. New Vistas: Developmental Social Welfare in Conflict Prevention. Vera Mehta. 13. Poverty Alleviation and the Role of NGOs. Gordon Knowles. 14. Technology Transfer and Integrated Social Development: International Issues and Possibilities for Social Work. James O. Billups and Maria C. Juliá. 15. New Democracy: Boundaries and Resources for Development. Dagmar Kutsar, Avo Trumm and Urmas Oja. 16. Human Rights or the Right to be Human. Asha Gupta.