Social Work: Administration and Management

  • The Transformation of Work in Welfare State Organizations: New Public Management and the Institutional Diffusion of Ideas book cover

    The Transformation of Work in Welfare State Organizations

    New Public Management and the Institutional Diffusion of Ideas

    Edited by Frank Sowa, Ronald Staples, Stefan Zapfel

    How has New Public Management influenced social policy reform in different developed welfare states? New managerialism is conceptualized as a paradigm, which not only shapes the decision-making process in bureaucratic organizations but also affects the practice of individuals (citizens). Public…

    Hardback – 2018-05-31 
    Routledge

  • Cohesion and Community in Contemporary Hong Kong book cover

    Cohesion and Community in Contemporary Hong Kong

    By Ray Forrest, Adrienne La Grange, Ngai Ming Yip

    This is an impressive account of Hong Kong's contemporary social and spatial structure, exploring issues of community, neighbourhood and social division. Hong Kong’s policy and political history, its essentially mono-cultural environment and its unique topography and built form have produced…

    Hardback – 2017-12-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States

    Edited by Stephen Haymes, Maria Vidal de Haymes, Reuben Miller

    In the United States, the causes and even the meanings of poverty are disconnected from the causes and meanings of global poverty. The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States provides an authoritative overview of the relationship of poverty with the rise of neoliberal capitalism in the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-08
    Routledge

  • The Costs of Caring: Families with Disabled Children book cover

    The Costs of Caring

    Families with Disabled Children

    By Sally Baldwin

    First published in 1985, this book considers the financial consequences of parents and other relatives caring for severely disabled children at home. At the time of publication little reliable information was available on the costs incurred by ‘informal carers’, which this book set to rectify. The…

    Paperback – 2017-03-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Children and Disability

  • Normalisation in Practice: Residential Care for Children with a Profound Mental Handicap book cover

    Normalisation in Practice

    Residential Care for Children with a Profound Mental Handicap

    Edited by Andy Alaszewski, Bie Nio Ong

    First published in 1990, this book was the first informed study to focus on care within the voluntary sector. Written with the child in mind, it is a sensitive work which explores the administration, strategy, and problems facing carers in children’s homes, at that time. Centring on small,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Children and Disability

  • A Single Door: Social Work with the Families of Disabled Children book cover

    A Single Door

    Social Work with the Families of Disabled Children

    By Caroline Glendinning

    First published in 1986, this study explores the increased public concern with policies of ‘community care’ and their effects on informal carers, at that time. It looks at the widespread evidence that one particular group of informal carers- parents looking after their severely disabled child- lack…

    Paperback – 2017-03-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Children and Disability

  • Disabling Policies?: A Comparative Approach to Education Policy and Disability book cover

    Disabling Policies?

    A Comparative Approach to Education Policy and Disability

    By Gillian Fulcher

    First published in 1989, this book is about integrating or mainstreaming policies, looking specifically at how to improve circumstances for schoolchildren with disabilities or handicaps, and their teachers. The author draws on her experiences, both within and outside the academic institution, to…

    Paperback – 2017-03-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Children and Disability

  • Performance Evaluation in the Human Services book cover

    Performance Evaluation in the Human Services

    By Simon Slavin, Wayne Matheson, Kenneth Millar, Cornelius Van Dyk

    Performance Evaluation in the Human Services is a practical, specific book for managers on how to conduct performance evaluations. The book moves beyond the traditional rating scale and focuses on a new model involving the employee in the evaluation process. It stresses the need for evaluation…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Routledge

  • Group Work Practice in a Troubled Society: Problems and Opportunities book cover

    Group Work Practice in a Troubled Society

    Problems and Opportunities

    By Roselle Kurland, Robert Salmon

    This book presents the wide range and diversity of effective group work practice in today’s troubled society. Representing the best in current practice, chapters discuss modern group work and contain rich examples of practice and theory. Group Work Practice in a Troubled Society examines the social…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17
    Routledge

  • Social Group Work Today and Tomorrow: Moving From Theory to Advanced Training and Practice book cover

    Social Group Work Today and Tomorrow

    Moving From Theory to Advanced Training and Practice

    Edited by Benjamin L Stempler, Marilyn Glass, Christine M Savinelli

    A comprehensive introduction to policy and planning approaches, methods, models, ways of thinking, and techniques, Social Group Work Today and Tomorrow is presented in a reader-friendly fashion for persons with no prior formal training in this area. The book teaches social workers, group counselors…

    Paperback – 2016-10-06
    Routledge

  • Human Services Integration book cover

    Human Services Integration

    By Michael J Austin

    Addressing the multiple meanings of service integration, Human Services Integration analyzes how motivations and expectations for social service integration differ significantly among different players in the service system. In a period of major budget cutbacks and welfare reform, however, it is…

    Paperback – 2016-10-06
    Routledge

  • Community Economic Development and Social Work book cover

    Community Economic Development and Social Work

    Edited by Margaret S Sherraden, William A Ninacs

    In Community Economic Development and Social Work, you’ll find innovative theoretical approaches to the newly emerging field of community economic development (CED). You’ll see how community leaders, residents, community organizations, social workers, city planners, local business owners, bankers,…

    Paperback – 2016-07-26
    Routledge

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