This book is for human service, criminal justice and social work students of human behavior at the 'macro' or large systems level. Due to factors such as the migration of labor, human trafficking, increased rate of international adoptions, spread of infectious diseases, regional natural disasters, social workers now practice in a global context. International issues are infused throughout the text and the variety of case studies take students out of their usual place of work and invites them to stretch for increased global and cultural awareness, plus expanded choice of solutions.
Rosemary J. Link is associate vice president of academic affairs, Simpson College, Iowa. She previously served as professor of social work and dean of graduate studies at Augsburg College. Chathapuram S. Ramanathan has worked and taught in the human service area for over three decades and currently heads up the consulting company Human Service Enterprises.
List of Figures, Tables, and Textboxes Foreword, Frank B. Raymond Chapter 1: Social Work Practice in a Global Society Chapter 2: Common Human Condition Chapter 3: Human Rights and Social and Economic Justice Chapter 4: Values, International Ethics, and Their Role in Social Work Practice Chapter 5: Cultural Competence in Local and Global Relationships Chapter 6: Migration and the Borders That Divide Us Chapter 7: Planet Earth and Sustainable Life Chapter 8:Global Visions in Action References Index About the Authors