PRAXIS

Resources For Social and Economic Development

 
Welcome to PRAXIS, the international development homepage of Prof. Richard J. Estes of the University of Pennsylvania. PRAXIS provides access to a wide array of electronic resources on international and comparative social development. The intellectual commitment of PRAXIS is to the promotion of positive social change through informed action. Thus, PRAXIS has been designed to meet the information needs of two audiences:
 

1. social work, social policy educators, and students with international interests; and,

2. other educators and students who require assistance in locating useful national and international resources on social and economic development.
 
Please send suggestions for improving PRAXIS to Dr. Estes at the following address (restes@sp2.upenn.edu).
 

THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REFERENCE ROOM

Reference Desks
Major Search Engines
Country Flags, Constitutions, and Socio-Political Information
Social Science WWW Links
Expertise and Address Locators
Views of Planet Earth

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE AGENCIES,ORGANIZATIONS,POLICIES

Directory of Development Organizations
Multinational Aid & Mutual Cooperation Agencies, Organizations, and Policies
Aid Agencies and Organizations of National Governments
Regional Development Banks
Non-Governmental Agencies and Organizations (NGOs/PVOs)
Social Work and Social Welfare Organizations
Development-Related Scholarly Societies and Associations

LEVELS OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE

Level I: Individual and Group Empowerment
Level II: Conflict Resolution
Level III: Institution-Building
Level IV: Community-Building
Level V: Nation-Building
Level VI: Region-Building
Level VII: World-Building

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT LINKS

United Nations Sustainable Development
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD Net)
Sustainable Development (Yahoo)
Sustainable Economic and Education Development Society (SEEDS)
Sustainable Development (EcoNet)
ChangeLinks
The Canadian Sustainability Indidcators Network (CSIN)

DEVELOPMENT STUDIES HOME PAGES AND NEWS SERVICES

Development Studies Home Pages
Development News and News Services
Internet Resources for International Study

SECTORAL RESOURCES FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Cross-Sectoral Links
Arts & Culture
Agriculture
Communications
Defense and Military
Disaster Relief
Economics and Economic Development
Education
Employment
Energy
Environment
Food and Hunger
Health & Mental/Behavioral Health
Housing & Homelessness
Human Rights
Income Security
Justice (Juvenile and Adult)
Peace and Peace Studies
Population
Religion and Religious Organizations
Rural Development
Social Services
Sports Recreation
Technology
Transportation
Urban Development

RESOURCES ON HISTORICALLY DISADVANTAGED POPULATION GROUPS

First Peoples
Aged
Children and Youth
Persons with Disabilities
The Poor and Poverty
Minorities
Migrants and Refugees
Women

COUNTRY RESOURCES

World Factbook (CIA)
Country Specific Information (Yahoo)
Centre for Intercultural Learning (Canada)
Electronic Embassy

REGIONAL RESOURCES

Africa
Asia
Central Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
Central and South America
Europe
Middle East
North America
Pacific
Russia

TRANS-REGIONAL WEBSITES

Arctic Circle
Center for Indigenous Studies (CIS)
International & Areas Studies

MAJOR REPORTS OF INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE SOCIAL RESEARCH

The World Social Situation, 1970-2009 (Estes)
Human Development Report, 2011: Sustainability and Equity (UNDP)
World Development Report, 2012: Gender Equality and Development (World Bank)
Asian Development Outlook, 2012: Confronting Rising Inequality in Asia (ADB)
World Factbook (CIA)
The State of the World's Children, 2012: Children in an Urban World (UNICEF)
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (Estes 2001)
The State of the World's Mothers, 2012: Newborn and Child Survival (Save the Children)
Social Security Programs Throughout the World: World and Regional Reports (U.S. Social Security Administration)
World Resources, 2010-11: Decision Making in a Changing Climate
World Population Clock
Socioeconomic Data and Application Center
Development-Focused Working Papers of Major International Organizations

FUNDING RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH ON COMPARATIVE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Public and Private Funding Resources
Private Support Sources
Public Support Sources
Office of the Vice Provost for Research (Penn)

SELECTED COURSES IN SOCIAL & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Internationalizing Social Work Education (Estes, 1992)
Selected Courses in Social & Economic Development
Virtual Library: International Affairs and Curriculum Development Network (Pitt)
Social Work Educational Programs
Internationalization Efforts at the University of Pennsylvania

CAREERS IN SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Planning a Career in Social and Economic Development
Employment Opportunities
Scholarships, Fellowships, and International Exchanges

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

International Travel Guides
Visa, Travel Documents & Related Matters
Air Transportation and Hotels
Surface Transportation
International Travel Security, Personal Safety & Related Matters
News & Weather
Money Matters
Communications Information
Events, Museums and Other Tourist Attractions
World Museums

Home Page of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)

Biographical Sketch of Richard J. Estes

Complete Curriculum Vitae (CV) of Richard J. Estes

Selected Papers of Richard J. Estes

Selected Powerpoint Presentations of Richard J. Estes

Photo of Richard J. Estes

School of Social Policy & Practice Reports Prepared by Richard J. Estes

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