Advocacy for Social Justice: A Global Perspective (Standards for Excellence)

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Explores social justice advocacy for human rights violations.

 

Advocacy for Social Justice: A Global Perspective is the first book that provides contextualized information about advocacy for a range of social problems. This title examines issues at a local and global level, theoretical foundations, and a range of advocacy responses. Students will be able to answer the questions: “What is advocacy for social justice?”, “Who in our world needs advocacy the most, and why?”, “How can advocates help?”, and “What can we do?” Policy and practice components of advocacy work are examined from both historical and contemporary perspectives.

 

As part of the Standards for Excellence Series, this title assists students in associating CSHSE's National Standards to all levels of human service practice.

 

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About the Author:

Michelle Martin has over 25 years of experience working in advocacy, policy and social work. She has a PhD in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford in the UK, an MSocSci in global policy studies from the University of Bristol in the UK, and an MSW from University of Illinois, Jane Addams College of Social Work in Chicago. Michelle is the author of three books, Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings; Advocacy for Social Justice: A Global Perspective, and Introduction to Social Work: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings (forthcoming), and several articles focusing primarily on social policy and global issues related to human rights violations and conflict. Her area of research focuses on the internationalization of global conflict, including the history of ethno nationalist conflict, and civil war and genocide in Rwanda, with a focus on the role of social media in conflict and peace processes. She has also extensively studied forced migration and conflict-generated diaspora and their engagement in peace and conflict processes.

 

Michelle is also interested in human rights mechanisms and the role of the United Nations in responding to human rights violations, as well as the relationship between emerging technologies, globalization and global conflict situations. Michelle is particularly committed to advocating for marginalized and at-risk populations on a global level. Michelle is a full-time faculty member at DePaul University in Chicago in the MSW program. She currently lives in downtown Chicago, and is the mother of one college-aged son. When she is not working or traveling for her research, she enjoys spending time with her son, doing artwork and running along the Chicago lakefront.

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