Economics for Social Workers Social Outcomes of Economic Globalization with Strategies for Community Action

ISBN-10: 0830415351
ISBN-13: 9780830415359
Edition: 2000
Authors: Arline Prigoff
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Book details

List price: $200.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/4/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

In this timely and unique new book, Arline Prigoff teaches social work students and practitioners about the social consequences of economic development and trade policies, and what can be done to prevent further erosion of the quality of life in local communities as a result of economic globalization. It presents alternative strategies for community economic development and suggests vital roles for social work students and practitioners as facilitators and partners in projects and processes of community empowerment.

Preface
Social Work Perspectives on Current Crises and on Economic Theory
Current Economic and Social Crises of Concern to Social Workers
Basic Economic Concepts for Social Workers
Economic History: The Context for Formulation Of Economics Theories
Theory of Economic Competition in an Era of Business Growth
Corporate Development and Expansion
The Great Depression, Business Cycles, and the Theory of J. M. Keynes
Economic Monetarism: A Focus on the Control of the Money Supply
The Money Culture: Marketing the Image of Wealth
Historical Establishment of Corporate Domination Over a Global Economy
Economic Development History: Bretton Woods to the Present
Global Trade Policy Sets the Framework for a New World Order
Emergence of an Alternative Paradigm: Sustainable Human Development
Movements for Economic Justice: The Role of Social Work
Community Action for Survival, Recovery, and Sustainable Human Development
Community Economic Development: Models and Strategies
Legal and Political Action for Economic Justice and a Livable World
Appendices
Interviews with Global Grassroots Leaders and Indian Alliance (NAPM) Polices and Programs
New Tools and Techniques for Community Economic Development--Cohousing and Mapping Community Assets
People's Global Action Against "Free" Trade and the World Trade Organization
Joint NGO Statement on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment
Local community Coalition Building
References
Index

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