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Social Development: Challenges Faced in an Unequal and Plural Society

 
M.S. Gore (Editor)
Synopsis The word ‘development’ was used for many years to refer primarily to economic development only. The concept of social development as different from economic development arose out of the many discussions at the national conferences as also out of the discussions in many international meetings under the auspices of United Nations. The papers brought together in this book were mainly prepared for these national and international meetings and deal with the effort to build a bridge between social work and social development. Besides, the book also examines the broader philosophy of social development and its linkages with the concept of human rights and the fundamental rights as enshrined in the Indian Constitution. Some of the papers also look into the different aspects of the process of development. Another concern in writing these was how this field is relevant to social work practice. In a nutshell, it discusses and elaborates the concept of development in a liberal society which recognises the existence of inequities and is concerned with how to minimise them and with what role social workers can play in it.
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About the author

M.S. Gore

M.S. Gore was born in Hubli, Karnataka on 15 August 1921. He had his school education in Hubli and his collegiate education in colleges affiliated to the Bombay University in Dharwar, Pune, and Sangli. He graduated with English Honours in the year 1942. Thereafter he studied at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and obtained his post-graduate diploma in social Service Administration in 1945. He was the recipient of Sir Dorabji Tata Research Fellow, and later obtained his Master’s Degree in sociology from Bombay University in 1948. In 1951-53 he studied sociology in the Columbia University (USA) and obtained his Doctoral Degree from there in 1961. He also worked as a Senior Lecturer at the Delhi School of Social Work from 1948 to 1951. He served as an Officiating Principal during 1953-54, and as Principal from 1954 to 1962, when he joined the Tata Institute of Social Sciences as Director and served the Institute in that capacity until his retirement in 1982. From 1983 to 1986 he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bombay. He was Visiting Lecturer at the Beloit College and at the Department of Sociology at the Wisconsin University in the United States in 1960-61. He is currently Chancellor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. As a social scientist his major areas of interest have been social work and sociology. His main research has been in the fields of social work, community development, social movements and the sociology of ageing. His recent book on Ambedkar’s social and political thought was rated as the best book on sociology published in 1993 and he was honoured with Ghurye Award for this. He has written several papers and authored and co-authored a number of books among which Social Work and Social Work Education; Urbanization and Family Change; Field Studies in the Sociology of Education; Social Aspects of Development; and the Social Context of an Ideology are widely known. He has worked in several voluntary and governmental bodies and committees. He was Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Aftercare Programmes of the Central Social Welfare Board (1995), Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (1971-77), Chairman of the Police Training Committee appointed by the Government of India (1973-75) and a member of the National Police Commission (1977-79). He was given a special award by the Indian Council of Social Welfare for outstanding contribution to social work. He has also been a recipient of the Padma Bhushan award in 1975. He was recipient of the Senior Award by the Homi Bhabha Fellowships Council in 1982 and the National Fellowship of the Indian Council of Social Science Research during 1990-92.

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Title Social Development: Challenges Faced in an Unequal and Plural Society
Author M.S. Gore
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8170337569
length 2003. 397p.