By Joanne Passaro
By Joanne Passaro
By Alberto Cimadamore,Gabriele Koehler,Thomas Pogge
As the Millennium improvement objectives (MDGs) move their 2015 time limit and the foreign group starts to debate the way forward for UN improvement coverage, Poverty and the Millennium improvement Goals brings jointly major economists from either the worldwide North and South to supply a far wanted critique of the existing improvement schedule. by way of reading present improvement efforts, objectives and regulations, it exposes the structurally unsuitable and deceptive measurements of poverty and starvation on which those efforts were dependent, and that have led legit assets to frequently underestimate the size of global poverty whilst the worldwide distribution of wealth turns into ever extra imbalanced.
By Penny A. Ralston,Richard M. Lerner,Ann K. Mullis,Coby B. Simerly,John P. Murray
By Harriet Ward
By Andrew Johnson,Stephen McBride,Patrick J. Smith
Continuities and Discontinuities assesses the making of Canadian social and labour industry coverage within the context of 2 factors—globalization and neoconservatism. experts from various fields and disciplines research the relation among Canada's altering political economic system and its social welfare and labour marketplace coverage. those essays analysing continuities and discontinuities in coverage emerged from examine that at the beginning was once provided on the fifth convention on Social Welfare coverage held at Bishop's collage in 1991, and that considering the fact that then has been revised to mirror the location of the mid-1990s.
Part I introduces the 3 large parts explored within the quantity. half II addresses new tendencies in Canadian political financial system and their relation to public policy.
Part III analyses social welfare coverage. Of the essays integrated, numerous examine the democratizing of the Canadian welfare country and controversies within the belief and definition of poverty. Others handle the AIDS situation, overall healthiness coverage, and social coverage concerns that essentially have an effect on ladies, young children, and local peoples.
In half IV fresh Canadian labour industry regulations are investigated and appraised, and choices steered or evaluated. One essay argues that employment defense and excessive wages may possibly generate excessive productiveness and foreign competitiveness; one other examines the impression of the expansion in part-time employment at the welfare nation; a 3rd probes the relation of equipped labour to a assured annual source of revenue; others examine the influence of neoconservatism on labour industry policy-making in numerous provinces and regions.
Globalization and neoconservatism proceed to form swap and require consistent review. those thought-provoking and informative essays are an immense contribution to the continued debate on social welfare and labour industry coverage in Canada.
By James Eli Shiffer
City blue legislation drove the liquor exchange and its customers—hard-drinking lumberjacks, pensioners, farmhands, and railroad workers—into the oldest region of Minneapolis. within the fifty-cent-a-night flophouses of the city’s Gateway District, they slept in compartments with ceilings of poultry twine. In rescue missions, preachers and nuns attempted to save lots of their souls. Sociology researchers posing as vagrants studied them. And of their midst John Bacich, aka Johnny Rex, who owned a bar, a liquor shop, and a cage resort, documented the gritty neighborhood’s final days via pictures and picture of his clientele.
The King of Skid Row follows Johnny Rex into this vanished global that when thrived within the center of Minneapolis. Drawing on hours of interviews carried out within the 3 years prior to Bacich’s loss of life in 2012, James Eli Shiffer brings to existence the eccentric characters and weird occasions of an American skid row. Supplemented with archival and newspaper study and his personal photos, Bacich’s tales re-create the violent, alcohol-soaked background of a urban most sensible identified for its fresh, revolutionary self-image. His existence captures the seamy, richly colourful facet of town swept away via an enormous city renewal undertaking within the early Sixties and offers us, in a glimpse of these bygone days, certainly one of Minneapolis’s such a lot interesting figures—spinning a few of its such a lot enduring and spell binding tales.
By Paul Henderson,David N. Thomas
Skills in Neighbourhood Work is a tradition textbook. It explains the abilities, wisdom and strategies wanted by way of group employees and different practitioners to paintings successfully in and with groups.
While the foundations and strategies it describes have stood the try out of time, the political, monetary and social alterations that have taken position because the booklet used to be first released have made new versions crucial. Rewritten and up-to-date, and together with new perform examples, the fourth version keeps the entire functional details wanted via the coed or practitioner yet units it within the modern context. together with a eu point of view and perspectives from the USA and Australia, it covers:
This worthy textbook is key analyzing for college students and practitioners of neighborhood work.
By Peggy Kek,Penny Whitworth
Singapore's well-documented fiscal growth due to the fact that independence owes an immense debt to the preliminary funding that the kingdom made in elevating the food, hygiene, wellbeing and fitness and schooling criteria of its childrens. within the early days the United international locations kid's Fund (UNICEF) supplied a few suggestions. the connection has developed as Singapore's socioeconomic situations more suitable. proficient and certified Singaporeans themselves have been recruited into the ranks of UNICEF foreign employees, and left their domestic state to paintings on programmes for weak young children in constructing nations during the world.
As Singapore celebrates its Golden Jubilee in 2015 and UNICEF appears ahead to its seventieth anniversary in 2016, Singapore and UNICEF: operating for Children takes a well timed examine their prior collaborative efforts to strengthen the rights of the kid and support little ones recognize their complete potential.
Although UNICEF has collaborated with many companion associations and participants in Singapore over the last few a long time, little has been documented and no longer multi function ebook. The full of life essays, candid interviews and first-hand bills during this quantity supply significant reflections at the background of the connection and insights into UNICEF's paintings and its involvement with various components of Singapore society. Written by way of numerous former UNICEF employees, experts and volunteers, this ebook will attract all who're drawn to improvement, human rights, civil society and the paintings of a UN humanitarian agency.
By V. Cattell
By Maude Barlow
More than thirty years later, an identical conflict is being fought yet again. purely now, the forces against medicare are extra ideologically unified, extra richly endowed, and tied to transnational agencies whose energy exceeds that of complete countries.
In Profit isn't the Cure, Maude Barlow lines the background of medicare in Canada. She compares it with either private and non-private structures in different elements of the realm. and she or he contrasts it with the brutally divisive approach that exists within the usa, the place forty-four million humans haven't any medical health insurance, and thousands extra get minimum care via profit-driven health and wellbeing upkeep corporations.
From the viewpoint of so much sufferers, the USA health-care version is a catastrophe. however the proponents of privatization in Canada, supported by means of the right-wing media and company lobbyists, are made up our minds to impose American-style “reforms” at the Canadian public. 3 provinces – British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario – are relocating forward quickly to magnify the position of trade within the provision of health-care providers. they're introducing consumer charges, delisting methods that in the past have been coated, and inspiring inner most enterprises to maneuver into components that was once the particular area of the general public system.
While the best minister and federal cupboard have paid lipservice to the rules of medicare, they've got made it transparent by means of their activities that they're going to do not anything to bog down the destruction of these ideas by way of the provinces. actually, their enthusiastic aid of NAFTA, and the upcoming loose exchange contract of the Americas (FTAA) and normal contract on exchange in prone (GATS), has made the defence of medicare more and more tough.
Canadians overwhelmingly aid medicare. Many, in spite of the fact that, were persuaded that it's a luxurious we will be able to now not find the money for. Maude Barlow argues that this proposition is inaccurate. An previous iteration fought a sour conflict to carry medicare into lifestyles. one other conflict has to be fought now to reserve it. yet we owe it to the founders of the process, in addition to to destiny generations, to soak up the reason back. this crucial e-book exhibits the way.
From the Hardcover edition.