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Global Community Practice for the Global Agenda

Manohar Pawar and Marie Weil

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

Published by NASW Press and Oxford University Press


Published online July 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780199975839 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.930

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This article presents an integrated perspective and framework for global practice towards achieving the Global Agenda. First, it presents the origin and current understanding of the Global Agenda for social work. Second, it illustrates the utility of the term “global practice” as a progressive, comprehensive, and future-oriented term that encompasses social work and social, economic, and sustainable development at multiple levels: local, national, regional, international, multinational, and global. Third, it discusses ways of moving forward on the Global Agenda at multiple levels through an integrated perspectives framework consisting of global, ecological, human rights, and social development perspectives to guide practice. Finally, it concludes that global practice and the Global Agenda need to be translated into local level social work and development practice and local level agendas, making a case for social work and sustainable social development leadership and practice at grassroots and national levels.

Keywords: global community practice; Global Agenda; social and community development; human rights; ecological perspective; international social work; vulnerable populations

Article.  9200 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management ; International and Global Issues in Social Work ; Social Work Macro Practice ; Race and Ethnicity ; Social Justice and Human Rights

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