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Introduction Acknowledgments 1. International Social Work Social Work The Global Spread and Organization of Social Work International Social Work Conclusion 2. The Integrated-perspectives Approach to International Social Work The Global Perspective The Human Rights Perspective The Ecological Perspective The Social Development Perspective The Integrated-perspectives Approach as a Whole The Integrated-perspectives Approach and Existing Social Work Theories The Application of the Integrated-perspectives Approach to International Social Work Conclusion 3. The Global Context of International Social Work Introduction The Global Social Problems Context The Organizational Context The Ideological Context The Emerging Policy Context: The Emergence of Global Social and Economic Policy and of International Law, and the Significance of These for International Social Work Practice Conclusion 4. Basic Programs and Strategies for International Social Work Introduction Empowerment Capacity Building Self-help and Self-reliance Enhancing Social Integration or Social Cohesion Income-generation Community Development Conclusion 5. The Field of Development: Background and Issues Global Development Since 1945: The Various Paths to Development Local-level Development Conclusion 6. The Field of Development: Programs and Strategies Local-level Development Goals and Strategies Pertaining to Local-level Development Key Strategies and Programs Appropriate to Local-level Development The Place for Integrated Comprehensive Programs Conclusion 7. The Field of Poverty: Background and Issues Perspectives on Poverty: The Integrated-Perspectives Approach and Poverty Global Poverty: Current Dimensions and Trends Global Poverty: The Various Types or Facets of Poverty Globalization and Poverty The Poverty of the United Nations' List of Least Developed Countries Globally Induced Poverty Poverty and the Development Process Subsistence Poverty Rural Poverty Urban Poverty Poverty and Specific Population Categories Consequential Poverty Definitions and Forms of Poverty Conclusion 8. The Field of Poverty: Programs and Strategies Poverty Alleviation in Context A Model of Poverty Alleviation for International Social Work Poverty Alleviation Programs and Strategies Used in International Social Work Conclusion 9. The Field of Conflict and Post-conflict Reconstruction: Background and Issues The Integrated-perspectives Approach and Conflict and Peace Issues The Extent and Nature of Modern Conflict The Role of the United Nations The Role of Global Civil Society The Postconflict Response The Postconflict Situation and the Postconflict Reconstruction Agenda The Humanitarian Aid Debate Conclusion 10. The Field of Conflict and Postconflict Reconstruction: Programs and Strategies Implementing the Comprehensive Postconflict Agenda Some Key Areas of International Social Work in the Postconflict Situation Delivering Psychosocial Programs Rebuilding Communities Securing and Maintaining Peace and Promoting Reconciliation Conclusion 11. The Field of Migration and Labor Migration: Background and Issues The Integrated Perspectives Approach to Migration Global Migration Labor Market Migration Migrant Workers Irregular Workers Trafficked Persons Conclusion 12. The Field of Displacement and Forced Migration: Background and Issues Forced Migration: The Presenting Situation and Its Background The Nature of Forced Migration in the Contemporary World Forced Migration Movements and Numbers in Recent Times A Critical Analysis of the Forced Migration Situation Specific Aspects of International Social Work's Involvement in Forced Migration Situations Conclusion 13. The Field of Migration: Programs and Strategies Labor Migration Displacement and Forced Migration A General Overview of Social Work Programs in Forced Migration Situations Some Specific Programs and Strategies for Responding to Various Forced Migration Situations Humanitarian Aid and Its Distribution Programs Humanizing Existing Conditions Trauma Counseling Programs Support Programs Social and Recreational Programs Children's Education and Psychosocial Programs Services for Refugee Women Family Reunion Programs Repatriation Programs Integration Programs Human Rights Programs Legal Programs Community Development Programs Conclusion 14. International Social Work With Specific Populations Street Children Child Laborers Orphans and the HIV/AIDS Crisis Child Soldiers Youth in Developing Countries Elderly Persons in Developing Countries Persons with Disability in Developing Countries Conclusion 15. International Organizations - Roles for Social Workers and Preparation of Social Workers for International Social Work International Organizations Roles for Social Workers in International Organizations Preparation of Social Workers for International Social Work Practice Conclusion 16. Challenges for International Social Work for the Twenty-first Century The Way Ahead for International Social Work: Where Should International Social Work Be Heading in the Twenty-first Century? Changes Required to Social Work Education Changes Required to Social Work Practice Careers in International Social Work: Social Work Graduates' Response to International Social Work The Global Organization of Social Work Conclusion Appendix A: International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) Appendix B: Acronyms Appendix C: Useful Websites References Index About the Authors

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After a distinguished career as a social work educator and administrator, Dr. Cox currently teaches as an adjunct lecturer at La Trobe University in Australia. His professional interests have included work in social work and immigration and the experiences of refugees. He has written scores of articles and several books. He was awarded his Ph. D. from La Trobe in 1974. Manohar Pawar, PhD, is professor of social work at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Charles Sturt University (NSW, Australia) and is also the President of the Asia-Pacific branch of the International Consortium for Social Development. Earlier, he has taught at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and La Trobe University, Melbourne. He has more than 30 years of experience in social work education, research and practice in Australia and India. Professor Pawar has received a number of awards, including the ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship located at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi (1986-1988); the Citation Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2008, from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council); and Quality of Life Award (2001, from the Association of Commonwealth Universities). His current areas of interest include international social work, development and social policy practice, social consequences of climate change and water, social work education, virtues and social work practice, informal care and ageing, NGOs and community development. He is the lead chief investigator of research funded by the Australian Research Council's Discovery Project that focuses on virtues and social work practice. His publications include Social Work Practice Methods: Reflections on Thinking, Doing and Being (2015); Water and Social Policy (2014); International Social Work: Issues, Strategies and Programs (2013); The SAGE Handbook of International Social Work (2012); Social Development: Critical Themes and Perspectives (2010); and Community Development in Asia and the Pacific (2010).

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