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.

The Agenda: Achieving Social Development

The Agenda: Achieving Social Development
The Agenda: Achieving Social Development

Since the term ‘social development’ was first used to describe community development projects in the Global South more than 60 years ago, a great deal has been achieved. Social development is now recognised as a distinctive approach for promoting social well-being not only in the developing but in the Western world as well. From formative community-based projects, a variety of interventions have been introduced and many of these, such as community development programmes, microenterprises, childcare centres, asset accounts and employment generating projects, are now associated with the field. The scope of ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles