Theory and Practice
- James Midgley - University of California - Berkeley
Development Studies (General) | International Development | Social Policy (General)
Walking through social development’s key theoretical principles and practice strategies, this book shows how it promotes peoples’ wellbeing not only in the Global South, where it first emerged, but in the Western countries as well. It covers:
- Definitions and an historical evolution of social development
- Key theoretical debates around social well-being, human rights and social justice
- Social development practice such as human capital interventions, community development and cooperatives, asset building, employment creation policies and programmes, microenterprises and social planning among others
- Future challenges; global poverty, international aid and trade, and global inequality, conflict and injustice.
Complete with international examples drawn from around the world, Social Development: Theory and Practice demonstrates how social development theory translates into practical application.
This book is essential reading for students in development studies, social policy, public administration and social work, and for policymakers and development practitioners everywhere.
James Midgley is the Harry and Riva Specht Professor of Public Social Services at the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley.
This is one of the best, it is comprehensive and easy to use. It talks real issues students are expected to learn
There is no other material easy to read and reflect on issues other than this book. This is relevant for social work students and other social science students even beyond the soft sciences
This is one of the best, it is comprehensive and easy to use. It talks real issues students are expected to learn. It provides basics on social development elements
Useful introduction to key concepts and history of social development theory and practice for students.
Excellent journey through key theoretical approaches and the practice of social development in its various forms. Draws the many threads informing the debate into a cohesive whole.
Excellent book to gain an understanding of theory and practice
A strong text, written in a clear and concise manner for students. Key theoretical concepts introduced and explored to provide a good foundation for Health & Social Wellbeing students.
Once again James Midgley provides an interesting book on Social Development. I have found the book particularly helpful in dealing with the relationship between social policy and economic policy.
A thorough and insightful book which will be useful for dissertation students interested in this area.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: Defining Social Development