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Where Academia and Policy Meet: A Cross-National Perspective on the Involvement of Social Work Academics in Social Policy

John Gal and Idit Weiss-Gal


This book explores the interface between social work academia and social policy in diverse societies across the globe. It does so by employing a unique cross-national comparative perspective and by focusing upon a field of academic and professional activity in which engagement in socially-relevant activities and those related to the policy process has particular resonance. Based on survey data on social work academics in 12 countries analysed by country experts in each of the nations, the chapters shed light on the policy engagement of faculty members in schools of social work. The findings in ... More

Keywords: social work, social policy, academics, cross national, academia, professional activity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447320197
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447320197.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Gal, editor
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Idit Weiss-Gal, editor
Tel Aviv University

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