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Building Sustainable Communities

Civil Society Response in South Asia

Editors: Momen, M.N., Baikady, R., Sheng-Li, C., M., B. (Eds.)

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  • Covers the third sector’s development in India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan
  • Locates the role and contribution of Third sector in social welfare and sustainable development
  • Helps readers to gain critical and comparative perspectives on social welfare and role of civil society organizations in different political, economic, social and cultural contexts and regimes across South Asian countries
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The book aims to explore South Asian third sector – the nonprofit organizations as provider of social services. The book defines social welfare and describe its relationship to social service programmes and individual well-being; understands the social policy development from the problem identification to policy implementation; describes the range of organization of social service agencies that are responsible for providing social welfare programmes; explores the various roles that professional and non- professional helpers provide in the delivery of social welfare and their influence in promoting change in policy development; and understands the umbrella concept of Child welfare, welfare of people with disability and elderly welfare in welfare policy.

About the authors

Md. Nurul Momen is a Professor in the department of Public Administration at University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Dr. Momen has published many articles in the international journals including chapters in different books, dealing in a range of debates in Public Policy and Law, Governance, and Public Sector Reform in South Asia. Dr Momen as a project manager has an extensive experience in implementing a three-year long World Bank project on enhancing the quality of higher education in Bangladesh.

Dr. Rajendra Baikady is a Post-Doctoral Researcher and Confucius Institute Understanding China Fellow at the Department of Social Work Shandong University, Peoples Republic of China. Prior to this Dr Baikady worked as an Assistant professor at the Department of Social Work, Central university of Karnataka, India. His research examined impetus for social work education in a parliamentary democracy and communist regimes- such as India and China. Dr Baikady was the recipient of prestigious Short Term Research Award (STARA) by the Ministry of Education, Government of Taiwan for conducting research at National Chengchi University Taiwan as visiting Scholar during April to June 2018. In 2018, Dr Baikady was awarded the prestigious Confucius Institute Understanding China fellowship for his research related to social work education in China (2018 October to 2019 march).

Cheng Sheng Li is a Professor in the Department of Social Work School of Philosophy and Social Development Shandong University, Peoples Republic of China. Prof. Cheng has carried out research projects founded by international agencies such as UNESCO, Washington University in St. Louis in U.S, University of British Columbia in Canada, Taiwan Dongwu University. He was a visiting professor for many international university departments. Prof. Cheng has 6 books, 37 research articles (both in English and Chinese) and 05 international projects to his credit. His areas of work are Urban Poverty and Social Assistance, Social Policy and Social Welfare, Social Psychology, Family, Child and Youth.

Basavaraj M is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Department of Economic Studies and Planning School of Business Studies Central University of Karnataka, India since 2012. He has two books, many research articles in national and international journals and presented many papers in various conferences, one of the research paper appreciated at ISBM-2014-Meiji University-Tokyo- Japan. His research manly focuses on regional imbalance and Development, Small scale Industries Agriculture Economics and Social Welfare.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

Table of contents (37 chapters)
  • Introduction: Civil Society in the Era of Globalization—Emerging Concerns as a Social Welfare Provider

    Pages 1-14

    Momen, Md. Nurul (et al.)

  • Role of Civil Society Organization in the Inclusion of People with Deafblindness in South Asia: A Case Study on Sense International India

    Pages 29-46

    Paul, Akhil (et al.)

  • Samurdhi Programme as a Poverty Alleviation Strategy: An Evaluation Study Based on Sri Bodhi Gramma Village in Gampaha District in Sri Lanka

    Pages 47-74

    Fernando, R. L S. (et al.)

  • Vulnerability of the Charland Dwellers to Climate Change: Various Adaptation Practices in Bangladesh

    Pages 75-85

    Haque, Mahfuzul

  • Media and NGOs: Strategic Effective Governance

    Pages 99-113

    Ahmad, Akbaruddin (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building Sustainable Communities
Book Subtitle
Civil Society Response in South Asia
Editors
  • Md. Nurul Momen
  • Rajendra Baikady
  • Cheng Sheng-Li
  • Basavaraj M.
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-2393-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-2393-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-2392-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LIII, 850
Number of Illustrations
45 b/w illustrations
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