Global social transformation calls for global social action. 2010 saw the launch of The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development, which detailed how social workers can strive to bring about increased social justice. The time is right to start to address and demonstrate the actions that might be required to develop and accomplish the Agenda - with regard to methods in practice and research, in social policy and social work education, and in a broader discourse of global commitment and cooperation. This informative and incisively written edited collection brings together experts from around the world to discuss issues which the social work and social welfare sectors face every day and to ensure a closer link between evidence-based practice, policy objectives and social development goals. Furthermore, this book reveals how these may affect the conditions of people and demonstrate how the social work and social development community can contribute to sustainable development.
Sven Hessle is Professor of Social Work at Stockholm University in Sweden and Editor in Chief of The International Journal of Social Welfare.
'These three volumes [see also Human Rights and Social Equality: Challenges for Social Work and Environmental Change and Sustainable Social Development] have the intention of covering the ’most important social aspects of social work and development in the world today’, a writes Sven Hessle, Professor of Social Work at Stockholm University, in the introduction to the volumes. ... The many contributions of three volumes, albeit very diverse in form as well as in substance, provide food for thought about the global agenda.' European Journal of Social Work