Episode 02 (Part 1) – Community Development & Research with Professor Jim Ife.


Hi Social Work Discoveries Listeners,

Here’s Episode 2 (Part 1) of my conversation with Professor Jim Ife from Western Sydney University.

In this episode Jim discusses the need for social workers to embrace community development, and start looking towards alternative ways to support our communities in this tumultuous and finite world.

Thanks for listening!



References & Recommended Reading:

Crotty, M 1998, The foundations of social research: meaning and perspective in the research process, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards NSW.

Ife, J 2012, Human rights and social work: towards rights-based practice, 3rd edn., Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne VIC.

Ife, J 2016, Community development in an uncertain world: vision, analysis and practice 2nd edn., Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne VIC.

Klein, N 2014, This changes everything: capitalism vs. the climate, Simon & Schuster, New York.

Meadows, D (ed.) & Club of Rome, 1974, The Limits to growth: a report for the Club of Rome’s project on the predicament of mankind, Universe Books, New York.


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