James Midgley

Prof. James Midgley

Harry and Riva Specht Professor
Dean Emeritus, 1997-2006
School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
B. Soc. Sc., University of Cape Town, South Africa, Social Administration, Social Work, Sociology, 1965
M. Soc. Sc. in Sociology, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1967
M. Sc. in Social Administration & Social Work Studies, London School of Economics, 1970
PhD Sociology, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1971
Areas of Interest:
International social welfare and social work, social development, social policy
Selected Publications:
Midgley, J. and Mitsuhiko, H. (Eds),Grassroots Social Security in Asia. Oxford, UK: Routledge, 2011.
Midgley, J. and Tang, K. L. (Eds), Social Policy and Poverty in East Asia. The Role of Social Security. New York: Routledge, 2010.
Midgley J., ‘Welfare Pluralism and the Future of Retirement Income Protection in the United States.’ Journal of Comparative Social Welfare. Vol. 25 (2), 2009, pp. 147 - 155.
Midgley J., ‘Social Development and Social Work: Towards Global Dialogue.’ In H. G. Homfeldt and C. Reutlinger (Eds.), Sociale Arbeit and Sociale Enwicklung. Scheiner Verlag, 2009, pp. 12-24.
Midgley, J. and Livermore, M. (Eds), Handbook of Social Policy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2009.
Midgley J., ‘Developing Appropriate Approaches for Social Welfare in Developing Countries.’ Zeitschrift fur Auslandisches und Internationales Arbeits-und Sozialrecht, Vol. 22 (1-2), 2008, pp. 104-118.
Midgley J., ‘Perspectives on Globalization and Culture: Implications for International Social Work Practice.’ Journal of Global Social Work Practice. Vol. 1 (1), 2008, pp. 1-11.
Midgley, J. and Tang, K. L. (Eds), Social Security, the Economy and Development. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. (Editor with Kwong-leung Tang).
Midgley, J., Welfare Reform in the United States: Implications for British Social Policy. (With commentaries by Kitty Stewart, David Piachaud and Howard Glennerster. London: Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics. CASEpaper 131, 2008.
Midgley, J. (Associate Editor), Encyclopedia of Social Work, 20th Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. (with Larry Davis and Terry Mizrahi et al (Editors.).
Midgley J., ‘Developmental Social Policy: Theory and Practice.’ In Xuilan Zhang and James Midgley (Eds.), Issues of Developmental Social Policy in China. Beijing: China Social Security Press, 2007, pp. 157-181
Midgley J., ‘Soziale Entwicklung: Die Roller Soziale Arbeit.’ In Leonie Wagner and Ronald Lutz and (Eds.), Internationals Perspektiven Socialer Arbeit. Frankfurt Am Maine: IKO-Verlag, 2007, pp 129- 148. [Social Development: The Role of Social Work].
Midgley J., ‘Perspectives on Globalization, Social Justice and Social Welfare.’ Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare. Vol. 34 (2), 2007, pp. 17-35.