Human Rights and Social Work Towards Rights-Based Practice

ISBN-10: 0521719623

ISBN-13: 9780521719629

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Jim Ife
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Description: The revised edition of this insightful book examines current human rights issues and shows how a broader understanding of human rights can be used to ground a form of practice that is central to social work, community development and broader human services. It draws on the 'three generations' tradition of human rights explored in the earlier edition while also recognising the limitations of this approach and reconstructing human rights in a broader perspective. The book extends the idea of human rights beyond the realm of theoretical analysis and into the arena of professional practice and social action, demonstrating how social work practice can be enhanced by an understanding of human rights theory. This is set within the context of current debates about globalisation and the need to incorporate an internationalist viewpoint into social work practice. This illuminating study presents an important perspective on the challenge of promoting international human rights.

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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/20/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Emeritus Professor Jim Ife holds adjunct positions at the Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, at the Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights at Deakin University and at Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Human rights in a globalised world
Human rights: beyond traditional formulations
Public and private human rights
Culture and human rights
Human rights and human needs
Human rights and obligations
Ethics and human rights
Participation in the human rights discourse
Constructing human rights for social work practice
Achieving human rights through social work practice
Respecting human rights in social work practice
Conclusion: prospects for human rights practice
The universal declaration of human rights
Other human rights declarations, treaties and conventions
References
Index
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