Language : English
Published : 2017-10-24
Pages : 688
Guide to Global Real Estate Investment Trusts
Guide to Global Real Estate Investment Trusts aims at a comprehensive analysis of the existing Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) regimes. The global listed property sector has been characterized by a variety of noteworthy developments over the recent past, the key being the proliferation of REIT-type structures in countries around the world. Despite an uncertain economic environment, REITs have proven their ability to promote institutional real estate investments in global financial markets. In light of this growing focus, this book provides a fundamental knowledge of the most important REIT legislations and an in-depth analysis on the regulatory and tax laws governing the REIT regime. What’s in this book: This book features on such topics and issues as: legal and tax underpinnings of REIT-friendly legislations; critical analyses on the tax treaties’ aspects of REITs, including OECD recommendations; structure and functioning of a REIT; REIT formation, operation and liquidation, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; planning for public and private REIT offerings and re-securitizations. How this will help you: REITs are inherently complex, and their interplay with tax treaties further compounds the complexity. As a work that is updated regularly, this book helps investors, lawmakers and finance authorities to continuously monitor the evolution of the market and regulatory framework and thereby expand their knowledge of the REIT regimes that are undergoing constant change. Thus, this highly accessible yet authoritative work serves as the perfect decision-making tool for any professional looking for guidance on the challenges and opportunities REITs engender.
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A look at the evolution of social welfare
A New History of Social Welfare looks at the evolution of social welfare from early human history to the present day. The text demonstrates the institution’s social control elements as well as those intended to help the disadvantaged.
Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:
- Understand the history of social welfare
- See how historical trends, problems and programs relate to current social welfare issues
- Understand the evolution of conflicting social values
A conceptual framework for analyzing social welfare policy
Dimensions of Social Welfare Policy provides a comprehensive and widely-used framework for analyzing social welfare policies. The text encourages readers to develop their own thoughts on social welfare policy and to explore policy alternatives. Theoretical points are illustrated with examples from a cross-section of program areas including income maintenance, child welfare, model cities, day care, community action, and mental health. The text familiarizes students with the content of major social welfare programs such as TANF, OASDHI, SSI, and Title XX.
Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:
- Understand current policy issues
- Reflect on where they stand in regard to controversial policy issues
- Understand major social welfare programs
- Better understand CSWE’s core competencies and practice behaviors
About the Author
Neil Gilbert is Chernin Professor of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, and Co-Director of the Center for Child and Youth Policy. His publications include thirty books and over 100 articles. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Italian. His work, Capitalism and the Welfare State (Yale University Press) was a New York Times notable book. His most recent book, A Mother’s Work: How Feminism, the Market and Policy Shape Family Life, was a Society notable book and an Atlantic Monthly selection. Gilbert served as a Senior Research Fellow for the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva. He was twice awarded Fulbright Fellowship to study European Social Policy as a Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics and at the University of Stockholm. He has also served as a Visiting Scholar at the International Social Security Association in Geneva.
Paul Terrell is a Lecturer at the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley where he also served as the Coordinator of Academic Programs. He has recently taught at the School of Social Development and Public Policy at Beijing Normal University, Beijing. Terrell served as Research Co-Director, Proposition 13 Monitoring Project, National Association of Social Workers and was Associate Director, Regional Research Institute in Social Welfare, University of Southern California. He has coauthored The Social Impact of Revenue Sharing: Planning, Participation, and The Purchase of Service (Praeger Publishers) and Social Services Contracting in the Bay Area (Institute of Governmental Studies: U.C., Berkeley). His articles include studies of advocacy in social work, financing social services and privatization.
A 4-stage developmental model providing a comprehensive, practical guide to clinical social work supervision
This text is a part of the Advancing Core Competencies series.
Clinical Social Work Supervision: Practice and Process presents a developmental model of supervision that helps supervisors meet the challenges of working with clinicians at different levels, and allows adaptations to style and focus as clinicians grow and change over time.
A better teaching and learning experience
This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how:
- Personalize Learning – MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
- Improve Critical Thinking – Students arechallenged to examine their own values, increase their self awareness, and put into practice the concepts discussed.
- Engage Students – Tools and tips, case examples and charts that cover all aspects of clinical supervision.
- Explore Current Issues – Information and tools for handling the management aspects of supervision—from hiring, evaluation, and disciplining of staff; ethics and liability issues; effective time management; self-care.
- Apply CSWE Core Competencies – The text applies the 2008 CSWE EPAS, with critical thinking questions and practice tests to advance student competency.
- Support Instructors – An Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank, Computerized Test Bank (MyTest), Blackboard Test Item File, MySearchLab with Pearson eText, and PowerPoint presentations are included in the outstanding supplements package.
Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Introduction to Global Politics places an increased emphasis on the themes of continuity and change. It continues to explain global politics using an historical approach, firmly linking history with the events of today. By integrating theory and political practice at individual, state, and global levels, students are introduced to key developments in global politics, helping them make sense of major trends that are shaping our world.
This is a highly illustrated textbook with informative and interactive boxed material throughout. Chapter opening timelines contextualise the material that follows, and definitions of key terms are provided in a glossary at the end of the book. Every chapter ends with student activities, cultural materials, and annotated suggestions for further reading that now include websites.
Key updates for this edition:
- New chapter on ‘The causes of war and the changing nature of violence in global politics’
- New chapter on ‘Technology and global politics’
- Enhanced coverage of theory including post-positivist theories
- Uses ‘levels of analysis’ framework throughout the text
- New material on the financial crisis, BRIC and Iran
Introduction to Global Politics continues to be essential reading for students of political science, global politics and international relations.