Social Work

We are one of the leading publishers in social work, covering all fields, from child and family social work, to mental health and clinical social work, to disability studies, to health and society and public policy.

Our books range from introductory textbooks, to advanced modular texts, to credible books for professionals, to high-level research monographs.

Here you can browse our new titles, find out more about key texts, series and authors, or search by subject area or text type. Can't find what you're look for? Email us with your questions at Routledge Nursing, Healthcare & Social Work: [email protected]

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26Series in Social Work

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  • Routledge International Handbook of Poverty book cover

    Routledge International Handbook of Poverty

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bent Greve

    The first of the UN Millennium Goals was to reduce extreme poverty and in 2014 it was halved compared to 1990, and now the goal is to eradicate poverty and hunger by 2030. The reduction in poverty is, to a high degree, the consequence of the rapid economic development in a few countries,…

    Hardback – 2019-10-11
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Understanding and Managing Parental Alienation: A Guide to Assessment and Intervention book cover

    Understanding and Managing Parental Alienation

    A Guide to Assessment and Intervention, 1st Edition

    By Janet Haines, Mandy Matthewson, Marcus Turnbull

    In Understanding and Managing Parental Alienation: A Guide to Assessment and Intervention, Janet Haines, Mandy Matthewson and Marcus Turnbull offer a comprehensive analysis of contemporary understanding of parental alienation. Grounded in recent scientific advances, this is the first book of its…

    Paperback – 2019-10-02
    Routledge

  • Critical Community Psychology: Critical Action and Social Change book cover

    Critical Community Psychology

    Critical Action and Social Change, 2nd Edition

    By Carolyn Kagan, Mark Burton, Paul Duckett, Rebecca Lawthom, Asiya Siddiquee

    This accessible textbook draws upon progressions in academic, political and global arenas, to provide a comprehensive overview of practical issues in psychological work across a diverse range of community settings. Interest in community psychology, and its potential as a distinctive approach, is…

    Paperback – 2019-10-01
    Routledge

Journals

Routledge publish a diverse, international list of social work and related journals. We are proud to publish in association with prestigious societies and organisations, and of our record in launching innovative new journals in emerging areas, adding to our extensive list of well-established titles.

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  • Tyler Bay, Editor, US

    Tyler Bay commissions a broad range of books in sociology, social work, and women’s and gender studies. He welcomes proposals for textbooks that make both foundational and innovative approaches accessible for students in undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as supplementary readings, edited collections, handbooks, and professional works in these areas.

  • Claire Jarvis, Editor

    I commission new books in social work, social policy and welfare. I am keen to hear from any prospective authors interested in publishing on social problems and social work as well as a range of related areas including: ageing and end-of-life care; child protection and welfare; violence and abuse; substance abuse; family policy; criminal justice; disability studies and special needs; race, migration and social exclusion; poverty and inequality; housing; environmental policy; labour and unemployment; human rights and social justice. I am happy to discuss all book types from high-level research monographs and handbooks to undergraduate textbooks and guides for professionals.

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