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Routledge Advances in Social Work


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Social Work, Social Welfare, Unemployment and Vulnerability Among Youth

Social Work, Social Welfare, Unemployment and Vulnerability Among Youth

1st Edition

Edited By Vibeke Bak Nielsen, Petra Malin, Ilse Julkunen, Lars Uggerhøj
May 24, 2022

Social Work, Social Welfare, Unemployment and Vulnerability Among Youth critically analyses contemporary welfare state interventions on unemployment and poverty among youth in a context of societal transformation. It also considers how we can develop future knowledge and methods in evolving welfare...

The Complexities of Home in Social Work

The Complexities of Home in Social Work

1st Edition

By Carole Zufferey, Christopher Horsell
May 12, 2022

Home is a complex and multifaceted concept. This book revisions how ‘home’ is used in social work literature by showing how it is positioned as being discursively represented, materially experienced and embodied, and multiply imagined as symbolic and existential. Drawing on multidisciplinary ...

The Challenge of Right-wing Nationalist Populism for Social Work A Human Rights Approach

The Challenge of Right-wing Nationalist Populism for Social Work: A Human Rights Approach

1st Edition

Edited By Carolyn Noble, Goetz Ottmann
May 06, 2022

Right-wing nationalist populism poses direct attacks on social tolerance, human rights discourse, political debates, the survival of the welfare state and its universal services, impacting on the roles of social work. This book demonstrates how right-wing nationalist populism can and must be ...

Reforming Child Welfare in the Post-Soviet Space Institutional Change in Russia

Reforming Child Welfare in the Post-Soviet Space: Institutional Change in Russia

1st Edition

Edited By Meri Kulmala, Maija Jäppinen, Anna Tarasenko, Anna Pivovarova
April 29, 2022

This book provides new and empirically grounded research-based knowledge and insights into the current transformation of the Russian child welfare system. It focuses on the major shift in Russia’s child welfare policy: deinstitutionalisation of the system of children’s homes inherited from the ...

Women, Vulnerabilities and Welfare Service Systems

Women, Vulnerabilities and Welfare Service Systems

1st Edition

Edited By Marjo Kuronen, Elina Virokannas, Ulla Salovaara
April 29, 2022

This book studies welfare systems in Europe and beyond from the standpoint of women in vulnerable positions in society. These systems are under major transformations with new models of service delivery and management, austerity measures, requirements for cost-effectiveness, marketization, and the ...

Understanding System Change in Child Protection and Welfare

Understanding System Change in Child Protection and Welfare

1st Edition

Edited By John Canavan, Carmel Devaney, Caroline McGregor, Aileen Shaw
November 30, 2021

This book provides an account of the experience of a multifaceted system-change programme to strengthen the capacity of Ireland’s statutory child protection and welfare agency in the areas of prevention, early intervention and family support. Many jurisdictions globally are involved in system ...

A New History of Social Work Values and Practice in the Struggle for Social Justice

A New History of Social Work: Values and Practice in the Struggle for Social Justice

1st Edition

By John H. Pierson
September 10, 2021

This book provides an overview of the main developments in social work over its 200-year history. From its beginnings in the early 19th century through to the present day, it recounts the efforts to create a fairer, socially just society through its work with individuals and families. Throughout, ...

Responsibilisation at the Margins of Welfare Services

Responsibilisation at the Margins of Welfare Services

1st Edition

Edited By Kirsi Juhila, Suvi Raitakari, Christopher Hall
March 31, 2021

The impetus for this book is the shift in welfare policy in Western Europe from state responsibilities to individual and community responsibilities. The book examines the ways in which policies associated with advanced liberalism and New Public Management can be identified as influencing ...

Critical Hospital Social Work Practice

Critical Hospital Social Work Practice

1st Edition

By Daniel Burrows
May 05, 2020

Critical Hospital Social Work Practice sheds light on the fast-paced, high pressure role of the hospital social worker. At a time of public concern over the state of the NHS and the needs of a growing older population, the hospital social worker’s job is more important than ever. Yet, it is poorly ...

Social Work in a Glocalised World

Social Work in a Glocalised World

1st Edition

Edited By Mona Livholts, Lia Bryant
March 04, 2020

This engaging and timely volume contributes new knowledge to the rapidly emerging field of globalisation and social work. The volume brings together cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholarship from countries such as Australia, Finland, Japan, South Africa, the Philippines and Sweden. It proposes ‘...

International Perspectives on Social Work and Political Conflict

International Perspectives on Social Work and Political Conflict

1st Edition

Edited By Joe Duffy, Jim Campbell, Carol Tosone
October 25, 2019

International Perspectives on Social Work and Political Conflict provides an important basis for readers to recognise and understand the unique and specialist role that social workers have played and continue to play in international contexts of political conflict. Social workers make an important ...

Everyday Social Justice and Citizenship Perspectives for the 21st Century

Everyday Social Justice and Citizenship: Perspectives for the 21st Century

1st Edition

Edited By Ann Marie Mealey, Pam Jarvis, Jonathan Doherty, Jan Fook
September 11, 2019

Social justice is a concept which is widely touted and lauded as desirable, yet its meaning may differ depending on whether its focus is on the underlying values of social justice, the more specific objectives these entail, or the actual practices or policies which aim to achieve social justice. In...

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