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Where Academia and Policy MeetA Cross-National Perspective on the Involvement of Social Work Academics in Social Policy$
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John Gal and Idit Weiss-Gal

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447320197

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447320197.001.0001

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Social work academia and policy in China

Social work academia and policy in China

Chapter:
(p.41) Three Social work academia and policy in China
Source:
Where Academia and Policy Meet
Author(s):

Minchao Jin

Xiao Li

Lei Wu

Jie Lei

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447320197.003.0003

This chapter examines the engagement of social work academics in the policy process in China. It begins by presenting an overview of social policy and the policy process in China and by discussing the emergence of the social work profession and the place of policy practice in that country. The features of social work education in China are then depicted. Following these, the methodology and the findings of a study of the policy engagement of Chinese social work academics are presented. The findings relate to the levels of engagement in policy and the forms that this takes. They also offer insights into various factors that are associated with these, such as perceptions, capabilities, institutional support and the accessibility of the policy process. The chapter concludes with an analysis of the findings and their implications.

Keywords:   social work, social policy, academics, policy engagement, China

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