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: routledgenhsw@informa.com

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24Series in Social Work

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1,114New Products

  • Routledge Handbook of Social, Economic, and Criminal Justice book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Social, Economic, and Criminal Justice

    Edited by Cliff Roberson

    This authoritative volume explores different perspectives on economic and social justice and the challenges presented by and within the criminal justice system. It critically discusses key concerns involved in realizing economic and social justice, including systemic issues in economic and social…

    Hardback – 2018-05-17
    Routledge

  • Welfare Conditionality book cover

    Welfare Conditionality

    By Beth Watts, Suzanne Fitzpatrick

    Welfare conditionality has become an idea of global significance in recent years. A ‘hot topic’ in North America, Australia, and across Europe, it has been linked to austerity politics, and the rise of foodbanks and destitution. In the Global South, where publicly funded welfare protection systems…

    Paperback – 2018-05-14
    Routledge
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  • Gymtherapy: Developing emotional wellbeing and resilience in children through the medium of movement book cover

    Gymtherapy

    Developing emotional wellbeing and resilience in children through the medium of movement

    By Rebekah Pierre

    This highly practical resource introduces the concept of ‘Gymtherapy’; a pioneering approach to working with children that uses movement as a means of promoting emotional wellbeing. Gymtherapy brings together the physical and emotional benefits of activity alongside the importance of safeguarding…

    Paperback – 2018-05-10
    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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  • Samantha Barbaro, Editor, US

    Samantha Barbaro acquires books in the areas of sociology, social work, and women’s and gender studies. She focuses on text books as well as supplementary books for courses.

  • 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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