Human Rights and Social Work: Towards Rights-Based Practice

Human Rights and Social Work: Towards Rights-Based Practice

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Jim Ife
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 3, 5/21/2012
EAN 9781107693876, ISBN10: 110769387X

Paperback, 366 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.1 cm
Language: English

Now in its third edition, Human Rights and Social Work explores how the principles of human rights inform contemporary social work practice. Jim Ife considers the implications of social work's traditional Enlightenment heritage and the possibilities of 'post-Enlightenment' practice in a way that is accessible, direct and engaging. The world has changed significantly since the publication of the first edition in 2000 and this book is situated firmly within the context of present-day debates, concerns and crises. Ife covers the importance of relating human rights to the non-human world, as well as the consequences of political and ecological uncertainty. Featuring examples, further readings and a glossary, readers are able to identify and investigate the important issues and questions arising from human rights and social work. Now more than ever, Human Rights and Social Work is an indispensable resource for students, scholars and practitioners alike.

1. Human rights in a globalised world
2. Human rights
beyond traditional formulations
3. Public and private human rights
4. Culture and human rights
5. Human rights and human needs
6. Human rights and obligations
7. Ethics and human rights
8. Participation in the human rights discourse
9. Constructing human rights for social work practice
10. Achieving human rights through social work practice
11. Respecting human rights in social work practice
12. Conclusion
prospects for human rights practice.