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Challenges in Human Rights A Social Work Perspective

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ISBN-10: 0231137214

ISBN-13: 9780231137218

Edition: 2007

Authors: Elisabeth Reichert, Elisabeth Reichert

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Description:

By using human rights as a guidepost, social workers can help create social welfare policies that better serve societal needs. However, in applying human rights to contemporary situations, social workers often encounter challenges that require thinking outside the box. As editor of this compilation of provocative essays from diverse authors, Elisabeth Reichert demonstrates how approaching social work from a human rights perspective can profoundly affect legislation, resource management, and enforcement of policies. Topics include the reconciliation of cultural relativism with universal human rights; the debate over whether human rights truly promote economic and social development or simply allow economically developed societies to exploit underdeveloped countries; the role of gender in the practice of human rights; the tendency to promote political and civil rights over economic and social rights; and the surprising connection between the social work and legal professions.
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Social Work Perspectives on Human Rights
Human Rights in the Twenty-first Century: Creating a New Paradigm for Social Work
Human Rights in Social Work Practice: An Invisible
Part of the Social Work Curriculum?
Global Distributive Justice as a Human Right: Implications for the Creation of a Human Rights Culture
Cultural Relativism and Community Activism
Development, Social Development, and Human Rights
Using Economic Human Rights in the Movement to End Poverty: The Kensington Welfare Rights Union and the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign
Economic and Social Rights: The Neglected Human Rights
Human Rights and Women: A Work in Progress
Human Rights Violations Against Female Offenders and Inmates
Children's Rights as a Template for Social Work Practice
Globalization, Democratization, and Human Rights: Human-Made Disasters and a Call for Universal Social Justice
Law and Social Work: Not-So-Odd Bedfellows in Promoting Human Rights
Index