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PARIS SUMMER SCHOOL: New Perspectives, Social Work in France

Paris Summer School is a Social Work program offered by Ecole Pratique de Service Social (Applied Social Service Training School), in Paris, France. It is a unique pathway to understanding the issues facing society in France and Europe today and how French Social Workers deal with them. The program blends formal lectures and out-of-class learning. For more information, please click on this link: Paris Summer School.


International Community Work, Environment and Sustainable Development: A Reader

Carolyn Noble, NPI ACAP, Sydney and Victoria University, Melbourne Australia

Vimla  Nadkarni, IASSW (ex-TISS), Mumbai, India

Goetz Ottmann, NPI ACAP, Sydney Australia

About the book

The purpose of this proposed book is to gather how communities and community activists, academics, and practitioners, are working in and against the current neo conservative discourse and the overarching power of capitalism which determines that economic growth  and resource extractions takes precedent over community needs and resources, disrupting communities, civil society’s responses and citizen inspired democracy. We know there are many sites of resistances and development challenges and social and cultural political responses existing under the shadow of neoliberalism and capitalism and this invitation is a call for chapters to fill the book. Despite the challenges that neoliberalism, the new conservatism and new measures of surveillance and control linked to increased managerialism and accountable community work continues and in many cases has increased as key site of activism and opposition to current socio-political discourse. We want to take a feminist/structural/critical social work perspective to draw out our themes and offer some directions and responses to the current challenges and offer new ways of thinking and acting in the world that is more democratic, critical of the current economic focus and supports an ecologically sustainable Future. For more information please click on the following link:Book International Community Work and Sustainable Development Final