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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  • Children as Agents in Their Worlds: A Psychological–Relational Perspective book cover

    Children as Agents in Their Worlds

    A Psychological–Relational Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Sheila Greene, Elizabeth Nixon

    Are children the passive recipients of influence from their parents and from society? Is their development determined by their genes and their neurons, or do they have the capacity to think about and influence their own lives and the world around them? How does their interaction with their social…

    Paperback – 2020-03-19
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  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Perspectives on Development, the Life Course, and Macro Contexts book cover

    Human Behavior in the Social Environment

    Perspectives on Development, the Life Course, and Macro Contexts, 2nd Edition

    By Anissa Taun Rogers

    In this new aggregated edition of Anissa Taun Roger’s Human Behavior in the Social Environment, readers will find a comprehensive overview of the issues related to human behavior and the social environment. Chapters are organized to first present foundational theoretical perspectives on the human…

    Paperback – 2020-03-19
    Routledge
    New Directions in Social Work

  • Community Development for Social Change book cover

    Community Development for Social Change

    1st Edition

    By Dave Beck, Rod Purcell

    Community Development for Social Change provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of community development and associated activities, discusses best practice from global experience and links that to the UK context. The book integrates the realities of practice to key…

    Paperback – 2020-03-18
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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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