Guardians of the Poor, Custodians of the Public: Welfare History in Eastern Europe

This bi-lingual flip-over book, written in English and German, describes the results of case studies about the history of social work in Eastern Europe between 1900 and 1960 in the countries of Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, and Slovenia. Topics include governmental social policy, institutions of civil society, social movements, charity activities of churches and communities, mutual aid in family and neighborhood networks, professional development and training, and international influences.