This course develops the concept of social development from a social investment and international perspective. Topics discussed include: Is there a tension between economic and social development as well as ways to integrate the two and the social investment approach. Questions asked include: What is an ideal society and how to deal with the obstacles to social development?
JAMES MIDGLEY is the Harry and Riva Specht Professor of Public Social Services and dean emeritus (1997-2006) of the School of Social Welfare.
An authority on international social welfare, Dr. Midgley is regarded as a pioneer in the fields of international social work and social work and social policy in the developing world. He has published widely on the topics of international social work and social welfare policy. Dr. Midgley’s current research interests include international social work, social development and social policy.