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SISTEMAS Y POLITICAS DE BIENESTAR. UNA PERSPECTIVA INTERNACIONAL.

SISTEMAS Y POLITICAS DE BIENESTAR. UNA PERSPECTIVA INTERNACIONAL

Pastor, E. (ed.) (2017). Madrid: Editorial Dykinson,

211 paginas. ISBN.: 978-84-9148-407-3

Welfare systems and policies. An international perspective.

Social Work is at an important crossroads because it must face new challenges in a context of crisis that requires the professional to develop new ways of facing situations that demand new solutions that can not start from the individual, but must be built from an international perspective. In the case of welfare systems and policies, this international perspective is essential to overcome challenges in a global way and to learn from the different experiences of different countries that contribute to a necessary discussion and analysis on matters of interest and socio-political impact. The book is structured around twelve chapters where unpublished research results are collected through contributions and research knowledge transfers, academics and international professionals from different universities, research centers, public institutions and social organizations: University of Milano Bicocca (Italy), Presses de l'EHESP de Rennes (France), Pablo de Olavide University (Spain), University of Murcia (Spain), University Michigan (United States), University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal), University of Education Distance (Spain); The Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel (Israel), University of Vigo (Spain), General Council of Social Work (Spain), University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), University of Salamanca (Spain) and Public University of Navarra (Spain). The 21 authors of the different chapters are academics, researchers and Social Workers from eight countries: France, Italy, Spain, United States, Portugal, Israel, Argentina, Mexico, all of them with great experience in research and with deep knowledge related to social welfare systems and policies from an international perspective.

The manual compares the different social welfare systems and policies that are currently being developed at the international level. In the different chapters the following examples of great interest are treated: social protection and activation social policies in France (chapter 1); the political practice in Italy and the incidence of social workers (chapter 2); welfare policies at the local level in Spain (chapter 3); the Welfare State in the United States (chapter 4); public housing policies and the situation of poverty and exclusion in Portugal (chapter 5); public and social policies in Israel (chapter 6); the system of social services and dependency in Spain (chapter 7); social policies in Argentina (chapter 8); policies for the protection of children in Spain and Argentina (chapter 9); the system and health programs in the penitentiary system in Spain (chapter 10), the ethics applied to social welfare policies (chapter 11) and poverty and exclusion from Social Work (chapter 12).

The book is coordinated by Enrique Pastor Seller, professor of the University of Murcia in the Department of Social Work and Social Services, specialist in social and community participation and mediation.

In short, this is an international research knowledge transfer book of high strategic interest that aims to contribute to the analysis of current social welfare systems and policies and will be very useful for professionals, teachers and students of Social Work from different countries thanks to its international perspective.

DOI: 10.7179/PSRI_2018.31.16

Hernando Carlos Gomez Prada

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
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