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PART I: DEFINING AND THEORISING ECOLOGICAL SOCIAL WORK .- 1. Conceptual and Historical Analysis of Ecological Social Work; Aila-Leena Matthies and Kati Narhi.- 2. Social Development and Sustainability; Julie Drolet, Haorui Wu, and Allyson Dennehy.- PART II: DEVELOPING ECOLOGICAL SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE.- 3. Developing Ecological Social Work for Micro Level Practice; Heather Boetto.- 4. Building Sustainable Urban Communities; Joke Vandenabeele, Katrien Van Poek and Jef Peeters .- 5. Rural Community Sustainability; Margaret Alston, Kerri Whittenbury and Deb Western.- 6. Social Impact Assessment for Social Workers; Peter Raymaekers.- 7. Ecological Social Work in a Developing Nation: Africa; Robin L. Ersing, Jesse SeyAyivor, Osman Alhassan, Kiki Caruson.- 8. Grassroots Ecological Social Work in India; Satu Ranta-Tyrkko and Arpita Das.- 9. Social work in post-disaster sites; Margaret Alston, Tricia Hazeleger and Desley Hargraves.- PART III: INTEGRATED FRAMEWORKS FOR SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE .- 10. A Safe and Just Space for Humanity: the Need for a New Concept of Well-being; Jef Peeters .- 11. Empowerment, Resilience and Social Capital: Building Blocks for a Sustainability Transition; Jef Peeters.- 12. Developing an Individual Professional Ecological Practice Framework; Margaret Alston, Aila-Leena Matthies, and Jennifer McKinnon.


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McKinnon and Alston have created an important resource for social work students, practitioners and academics who are concerned about social work's response to the global ecological crisis - the most pressing issue of our time. - Dr Justin Rogers, Lecturer in Social Work, University of Bath, UK Jennifer McKinnon and Margaret Alston's edited collection provides a comprehensive overview of the key theoretical, policy, and practice concerns that link the environment and social work, in both developed and developing countries. - Dr Carolyn Snell, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, University of York, UK

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Professor Margaret Alston OAM is Head of Department of Social Work at Monash University, Australia, where she has also established the Gender, Leadership and Social Sustainability (GLASS) research unit.

Professor Jennifer McKinnon practiced social work in a range of fields before entering academia, where she taught and researched for over twenty years. She retired in 2015 as Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts, Charles Sturt University Australia.

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McKinnon and Alston have created an important resource for social work students, practitioners and academics who are concerned about social work's response to the global ecological crisis - the most pressing issue of our time. - Dr Justin Rogers, Lecturer in Social Work, University of Bath, UK Jennifer McKinnon and Margaret Alston's edited collection provides a comprehensive overview of the key theoretical, policy, and practice concerns that link the environment and social work, in both developed and developing countries. - Dr Carolyn Snell, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, University of York, UK

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