A. Klimczuk, Book review: D. Hardina, “Interpersonal Social Work Skills for Community Practice”, New York: Springer Publishing Company, 2013, “Community Development” Vol. 49, Iss. 2 2018, pp. 249-250.
This book focuses on improving community organizing through interpersonal skills and basic social work concepts, including cultural competency, engagement, dialog, empowerment, and group process. The use of these skills could lead to better engagement with volunteers, better collaboration with diverse local organizations and groups, facilitation of task and coalition groups, and lobbying for legislation. The central thesis of the book is that these skills are essential not only to social work methods but also to community development. The book will be useful to students by referencing the Council of Social Work Education’s Education Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), the National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics, and the International Federation of Social Workers’ statement of ethical principles.
A. Klimczuk, Book review: S. Harper, K. Hamblin (eds.), International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA 2014 and R. Ervik, T.S. Lindén (eds.), The Making of Ageing Policy. Theory and Practice in Europe, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA 2013., “Pol-int.org” 2017, https://www.pol-int.org/en/publications/international-handbook-ageing-and-public-policy#r5581.
A. Klimczuk, Book review: R. Sackmann, W. Bartl, B. Jonda, K. Kopycka, C. Rademacher, Coping with Demographic Change: A Comparative View on Education and Local Government in Germany and Poland, Cham, Heidelberg, Springer 2015, “Pol-int.org” 2017, https://www.pol-int.org/en/publications/coping-demographic-change-comparative-view-education-and#r5941.
A. Klimczuk, Book review: V. Satgar (Ed.), The Solidarity Economy Alternative: Emerging Theory and Practice, Durban: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2014, “International Sociology” Vol. 31. no. 2. 2016, pp. 158-160. DOI: 10.1177/0268580915627093.
A. Klimczuk, Book review: Strategia Rozwoju Kapitału Społecznego 2020 (Social Capital Development Strategy 2020), Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw 2013, “Cultural Trends” Vol. 25, Iss. 1 2016, pp. 54-56.
A. Klimczuk, Book review: M. Warner (Ed.), The Sociology of the Workplace (RLE: Organizations). Abingdon: Routledge, 2013, “Review of Economic and Business Studies” Vol. 8, Iss. 1 2015, pp. 185-187.
A. Klimczuk, Book review: A. Rimmerman, “Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities: National and International Perspectives”, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013, “Human Rights Review” Vol. 16, Iss. 4 2015, pp. 397-399.
A. Klimczuk, Book review: A. Choudry, D. Kapoor (Eds), NGOization: Complicity, Contradictions and Prospects. London-New York: Zed Books, 2013, “Journal for the Study of Radicalism” Vol. 9, No. 1, 2015, pp. 173-177.
A. Klimczuk, Book review: H. R. Moody & J. R. Sasser. Aging: Concepts and Controversies (7th edition). Sage Publications. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, 2012. “International Journal of Ageing and Later Life” Vol. 9. Issue 2. 2015, pp. 87-89, www.ep.liu.se/ej/ijal/2015/v9/i2/2B/ijal14-2b.pdf.
A. Klimczuk, Book review: J.M. Hagedorn (Ed.), “Gangs in the Global City: Alternatives to Traditional Criminology”, University of Illinois Press: Urbana, IL, 2007, “International Sociology” Vol. 29. Issue 2. 2014, pp. 178-180.
A. Klimczuk, Book review: A. Hoff (Ed.), “Population Ageing in Central and Eastern Europe. Societal and Policy Implications”. Ashgate. Farnham, UK & Burlington, VT, USA. 2011, “International Journal of Ageing and Later Life” Vol. 8. Issue 1. 2013, pp. 137-139, www.ep.liu.se/ej/ijal/2013/v8/i1/13-I/ijal_book_review_8-1A.pdf.