KEY FEATURES: A focus on international collaboration in social welfare includes the way social policymaking is becoming increasingly internationalized through the efforts of multi-lateral organizations and the willingness of national governments to collaborate on international initiatives. A sensitivity to cultural diversity discusses the realities of global social welfare. An in-depth overview of the role of families and communities, nonprofits and faith-based organizations, commercial providers, professional social workers, and governments in social welfare addresses the local and international efforts to enhance social well-being. A balanced approach to controversial issues details the strengths and weaknesses of different perspectives. An extensive knowledge and use of the latest bibliographic references in the field exposes readers to key research and theory.

Social Welfare and International Social Development

10 Social welfare and international social development

Social development is a distinctive approach to social welfare that emerged in the Global South in the years after the Second World War. Although not generally recognized as a welfare institution in the way that the family, philanthropy, and state provision are regarded as culturally institutionalized approaches to welfare, social development’s unique perspective is widely acknowledged, and today social development interventions are implemented all over the world by nonprofits, faith-based, and government agencies. International organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank are also involved, and in fact have actively promoted social development over the years. Since the first World Summit on Social Development in 1995, and the adoption of ...

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