The Ecosocial Transition of Societies

The contribution of social work and social policy

Author: Aila-Leena Matthies,Kati Närhi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317034597

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

View: 8951

This groundbreaking book both explains and expands the growing debate on ecological (environmental) social work at the global level. In order to achieve this, the book strengthens the environmental paradigm in social work and social policy by undertaking further research on theoretical and conceptual clarification as well as distinct reflections on its practical directions. Divided into five parts: concepts; the impact of environmental crises; sustainable communities and lifestyles; food politics; and the profession in transition, this work’s main objective is to place ecological social work as a part of the more comprehensive and interdisciplinary eco-social transition of societies towards sustainability, balancing economic and social development with the limited resources of the natural environment. By focussing on these five core concepts, it shows how social work and social policy contribute to this transition through having a research-based approach and orientation on solutions rather than problem analysis. The book will be of interest to scholars from a broad range of disciplines, including those in social work and social policy, sustainability, economics, agriculture and environmental studies.

Ecological Social Work

Towards Sustainability

Author: Jennifer McKinnon,Margaret Alston

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137401370

Category: Science

Page: 248

View: 8184

The world is on the brink of ecological crisis. In the last decade we have seen a number of catastrophic events that illustrate this, including the 2004 tsunami across the Pacific, which killed over 150,000 people, and Hurricane Katrina in the United States, which left thousands dead and millions displaced. As the frequency and scale of environmental disasters has increased, social workers have found themselves on the front line of crisis interventions, working to ensure that the basic needs of communities are met. This evocative, highly thought-provoking book encourages social workers to incorporate an awareness of the physical environment into their work with individuals, groups and communities. Written by an international group of experts and led by two of the top names in the field, it offers an examination of key theoretical concepts combined with specific guidance on developing an ecological social work practice in a variety of situations – from daily life in urban communities to post-disaster sites – from areas across the globe. A fresh new perspective on a topic that gains greater significance day by day, Ecological Social Work calls for practitioners to use their skills in speaking on behalf of the vulnerable to lend their voice to the physical environment: to bring forward the stories of those marginalised by environmental disaster in order to lead creative solutions to this most fundamental of crises.

Human and Societal Security in the Circumpolar Arctic

Special focus on local and indigenous communities

Author: Kamrul Hossain,Jose Miguel Roncero Martin,Anna Petrétei

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004363041

Category: Political Science

Page: 424

View: 3716

Human and Societal Security in the Circumpolar Arctic addresses the comprehensive understanding of security in the Arctic, and specific challenges of the Arctic population from the viewpoint of human security.

Social Work

Innovations and Insights

Author: Manohar Pawar,Wendy Bowles,Karen Bell

Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing

ISBN: 1925801284

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 8919

Social Work Innovations and Insights critically reflects on social work education, research and practice. Experienced educators and practitioners offer fresh insights into the conceptualisation of social work, exploring virtues in social work, culturally responsive practice, post-conventional and eco-social paradigms. Creative approaches to pedagogy, curriculum development and delivery in social work education are also presented, in the context of field education, human rights, international mobility and wellbeing. In addition, examples of innovative, applied social work practice are explored including mental health, ageing, multicultural practice, wellbeing at work and the role of hope in crises and service provision.

The Eco-social Approach in Social Work

Author: Aila-Leena Matthies,Kati Närhi,Dave Ward

Publisher: Sophi


Category: Social Science

Page: 153

View: 4764

This book examines what the connection between social and environmental issues means for social work practices.

Handbuch Nachhaltige Entwicklung

Wie ist nachhaltiges Wirtschaften machbar?

Author: Gudrun Linne,Michael Schwarz

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663102726

Category: Science

Page: 620

View: 4536

Die Ziele einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung sind nicht mehr ernsthaft umstritten. Von einer praktischen Umsetzung ist man aber noch weit entfernt. ExpertInnen aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen und Praxisfeldern diskutieren, wie nachhaltiges Wirtschaften und Arbeiten realisiert werden kann.

Earth-honoring Faith

Religious Ethics in a New Key

Author: Larry L. Rasmussen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199986843

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

View: 8587

Grand Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Book Awards Thoughtful observers agree that the planetary crisis we now face-climate change; species extinction; the destruction of entire ecosystems; the urgent need for a more just economic-political order-is pushing human civilization to a radical turning point: change or perish. But precisely how to change remains an open question. In Earth-honoring Faith, Larry Rasmussen answers that question with a dramatically new way of thinking about human society, ethics, and the ongoing health of our planet. Rejecting the modern assumption that morality applies to human society alone, Rasmussen insists that we must derive a spiritual and ecological ethic that accounts for the well-being of all creation, as well as the primal elements upon which it depends: earth, air, fire, water, and sunlight. He argues that good science, necessary as it is, will not be enough to inspire fundamental change. We must draw on religious resources as well to make the difficult transition from an industrial-technological age obsessed with consumption to an ecological age that restores wise stewardship of all life. Earth-honoring Faith advocates an alliance of spirituality and ecology, in which the material requirements for planetary life are reconciled with deep traditions of spirituality across religions, traditions that include mysticism, sacramentalism, prophetic practices, asceticism, and the cultivation of wisdom. It is these shared spiritual practices that can produce a chorus of world faiths to counter the consumerism, utilitarianism, alienation, oppression, and folly that have pushed us to the brink. Written with passionate commitment and deep insight, Earth-honoring Faith reminds us that we must live in the present with the knowledge that the eyes of future generations will look back at us.


Die radikale Alternative zur ökologischen und kapitalistischen Katastrophe

Author: Michael Löwy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783944233635


Page: 192

View: 1938


Society and Change

Quarterly Journal of the Association for the Study of Society and Social Change

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Socialism and society

Page: N.A

View: 1724


Value and Economy of Marine Resources

Author: Patrick Prouzet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111900781X

Category: Science

Page: 316

View: 5997

Marine resources and their exploitation, recovery and economic networks they generate are here from the perspective now inevitable growing environmental constraints, policy management and technical innovation. The recent development of marine biotechnology , the discovery of a great pharmacopoeia especially in reef environments , the development of marine renewables , are examples which show that man can develop through these new technologies property and services of the ocean. But this development resources under pressure of global change requires not only taking into account technical, but also social and political. This is the price that the analysis of maritime activities will assess the sustainability and development of various economic sectors and coastal populations, faced with the objectives of a "blue growth" associated with a return to the "good state "of the marine environment.

Praktische Sozialarbeit

Das 'Life Model' der sozialen Arbeit, Fortschritte in Theorie und Praxis

Author: Carel B. Germain,Alex Gittermann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110511223

Category: Education

Page: 744

View: 4942



Eine europäische Herausforderung

Author: Jakob Reichenberger,Clemens Sedmak

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531160603

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

View: 4330

Eine Sozialverträglichkeitsprüfung (SVP) ist ein Instrument, mit dessen Hilfe die Auswirkungen von gesellschaftlichen Entscheidungen für eine bestimmte (benachteiligte) Bevölkerungsgruppe bereits vor deren Umsetzung abgeschätzt werden sollen. So kommt der SVP eine wichtige Aufgabe im Kampf gegen Armut und soziale Ausgrenzung zu. Der Band versammelt Beiträge eines Seminars der Salzburg Ethik Initiative und des Zentrums für Ethik und Armutsforschung der Universität Salzburg. Die AutorInnen erläutern die Möglichkeiten der Umsetzung, die gesellschaftlichen Voraussetzungen und die Vorbilder, an denen sich eine SVP orientieren kann.

Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics: E-I

Author: Chadwick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780122270673

Category: Applied ethics

Page: 740

View: 7366

Applied ethics, a subdiscipline of philosophy, lends itself to an encyclopedia format because of the many industries and intellectual fields that it encompasses. The Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics is based on twelve major categories, such as Biomedical Ethics and Environmental Ethics. Religious traditions that embody normative beliefs, as well as classical theories of ethics, are explored in a non-judgmental manner. Each of the twelve categories is divided into discrete areas that are covered by 5,000-6,000 word articles. Each of the 281 articles begins with a definition of the subject and includes a table of contents, glossary of key terms, and bibliography. Second- and third- level headings, boxes, sidebars, and the like emphasize the reference-oriented nature of the material. The four volumes are arranged in an A-Z format, with a complete subject index at the end of the last volume. Articles are written by international experts, arranged alphabetically by title, not by subject, and cross-referenced so the reader can locate relevant information in other articles.

Indigenous psychologies

research and experience in cultural context

Author: Uichol Kim,John W. Berry

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9780803951419

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

View: 6363

"This edited volume instills new vigour into psychology as it calls for the legitimation of indigenous models. The editors have done a masterful job, bringing together so many different contributors, all deeply devoted to the specificity of psychology in their home country, as well as respectful of scientific foundations." --Transcultural Psychiatric Research Review "Any psychologist who has wondered about the place of culture in psychology or questioned the applicability of Western research results to 'different' social and cultural contexts will find much food for thought in this edited volume. . . . Perusal of the book offers many and diverse answers to the question, 'What are indigenous psychologies?' . . . The chapters are written at a level most suitable for social sciences professionals, graduate students, and other researchers who are interested in including 'culture' and cultural groupings in their work. The volume deserves our attention because it speaks about a significant trend in psychology as formulated by some of the researchers who are helping to launch it." --Gui-Young Hong, review in World Psychology "Psychology" has traditionally meant Western psychology, using the assumption that human universals hold true for humankind because they hold in Western society. But psychology, as practiced in other parts of the world, raises an alternative view of human behavior. Indeed, human universals are problematic, and need to be revealed through an examination of multiple indigenous psychologies in order to establish comparisons between cultures. In Indigenous Psychologies the native contributors of 14 different cultures present aspects of their own indigenous psychology, showing the diversity and wealth of psychological knowledge that can be obtained from attention to indigenous research traditions. Their collective message is clear: Western scholars need to rethink the premises of their discipline and discover how a universal psychology can be attained. An important volume that helps form the basis for cross-indigenous psychology, Indigenous Psychologies is necessary reading for professionals and students of psychology, cross-cultural research, cultural studies, and anthropology.

Ecosocial systems and ecopolitics

a reader on human and social implications of environmental management in developing countries

Author: Karl Wolfgang Deutsch

Publisher: Unipub

ISBN: 9789231014505

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 4082


CSR und Investment Banking

Investment und Banking zwischen Krise und Positive Impact

Author: Karen Wendt

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662437090

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 551

View: 6761

Die Finanzindustrie ist Spiegel der Gesellschaft und ihr Businessmodell befindet sich nicht erst seit der Finanzkrise am Scheideweg. Wenn die Negativspirale aus Klimawandel, rasantem Bevölkerungswachstum, ungehemmter Urbanisierung und zunehmend sozialen Spannungen abgewendet werden soll, sind ganzheitliche Management-Ansätze zwingend. Immer mehr Vorstände und Experten der deutschen Finanzindustrie zeigen - nachhaltiges Investment und nachhaltiges Bankgeschäft ist machbar. Vordenker aus Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft stellen die integrierte Betrachtung finanzieller, gesellschaftlicher und Umweltleistung in den Mittelpunkt der Geschäftsstrategie und zeigen, dass Integration von Nachhaltigkeit in die Wertschöpfungskette funktioniert. Das klassische Dreieck aus Profit, Risiko und Liquidität wird um eine vierte Komponente ergänzt, die gesellschaftliche Wirkkraft der Geldverwendung.