IBNA- Reviewing the historical, theoretical and philosophical ideas that underpin the social development approach, ‘Social Development: Theory and Practice’ by American scholar James O. Midgley has been published in Persian.
‘Social Development: Theory and Practice’ reviews the historical, theoretical and philosophical ideas that underpin the social development approach and a set of social interventions that are widely advocated to promote both micro and macro social change. The book has been translated into Persian by Ahmad Firouzabadi and Hamideh Dabbaghi and released by Elmi va Farhangi (Scientific and Cultural) Publishing in 465 pages and 1000 copies.
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 programs, 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.