This title was first published in 2000: The second edition of Social Work as Community Development is thoroughly revised and updated taking into account lessons from community development and international experiences applicable in developed economies. The application of system theory to the problems of managing change is the core theme. The book will be essential reading for the UK DipSW/MScEcon in Applied Social Studies and MScEcon in Community Care Studies as well as for students of community development and social work in the USA, Asia and Australia. It will also be useful for practitioners and policy-makers across social work, social welfare and social policy.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction; Social work and the development process; Seeking clarity through a management model; Development as community development - I; Development as community development - II; Social planning and development - I: simple organizations; Social planning and development - II: complex organizations; Social action for change - I: the outsiders; Social action for change - II: the insiders; Evaluation; Bibliography; Index.
’This book is useful as a background reference on the community practice profession in Britain...It is also very useful in encouraging social workers to think about social development as a natural extension of the everyday work they do, and to prompt real discussion about methods.’ Social Work Education