Index by Title : E

  • Eating Disorders: New Directions in Treatment and Recovery, Second Edition
    Author(s): Kinoy, Barbara P., ed.
    Keyword(s): SW06; SW11; CSWO; SW13
    Abstract:

    Fully revised to reflect changes in the field, this collection of essays by psychotherapists who specialize in the treatment of anorexia nervosa and bulimia explains in accessible and humane terms how the treatment process works and demonstrates strategies that lead to recovery. The book details the interaction between practitioner and patient, practitioner and practitioner, and family members. The collection, which draws upon the knowledge and experience of clinicians who have practiced at the Wilkins Center for Eating Disorders, also points up the advantages of a collaborative team, for both the patient and professionals.

  • Escaping the Resource Curse
    Author(s): Humphreys, Macartan, Jeffrey D. Sachs, and Joseph E. Stiglitz, eds.
    Keyword(s): IPD; Economics; International Affairs
    Abstract:

    The wealth derived from natural resources can have a tremendous impact on the economics and politics of producing countries. In the last quarter century, we have seen the surprising and sobering consequences of this wealth, producing what is now known as the "resource curse." Countries with large endowments of natural resources, such as oil and gas, often do worse than their poorer neighbors. Their resource wealth frequently leads to lower growth rates, greater volatility, more corruption, and, in extreme cases, devastating civil wars.

    In this volume, leading economists, lawyers, and political scientists address the fundamental channels generated by this wealth and examine the major decisions a country must make when faced with an abundance of a natural resource. They identify such problems as asymmetric bargaining power, limited access to information, the failure to engage in long-term planning, weak institutional structures, and missing mechanisms of accountability. They also provide a series of solutions, including recommendations for contracting with oil companies and allocating revenue; guidelines for negotiators; models for optimal auctions; and strategies to strengthen state-society linkages and public accountability.

    The contributors show that solutions to the resource curse do exist; yet, institutional innovations are necessary to align the incentives of key domestic and international actors, and this requires fundamental political changes and much greater levels of transparency than currently exist. It is becoming increasingly clear that past policies have not provided the benefits they promised. Escaping the Resource Curse lays out a path for radically improving the management of the world's natural resources.

  • Essential Law for Social Workers
    Author(s): Madden, Robert G.
    Keyword(s): SW07; SW05; CSWO;
    Abstract:

    Whether protecting their own rights or those of their clients, or navigating the juvenile justice, immigration, or welfare systems, social workers confront legal issues every day. This book explores legal concepts, legal reasoning, and legal processes-illustrated with case vignettes from social work practice-in order to provide social work practitioners and students with practical and accessible legal knowledge. It introduces readers to scholarship about the law and to conceptual knowledge that can be applied to any interaction with the legal system. Social workers are thereby enabled to "think like a lawyer" and increase their effectiveness. The volume features a discussion of recent reform movements, including Alternative Dispute Resolution, and an appendix of sources for legal information and research on the law.