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Social workers affecting social policyAn International perspective$
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John Gal and Idit Weiss-Gal

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781847429735

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847429735.001.0001

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Policy practice in social work: an introduction

Policy practice in social work: an introduction

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Social workers affecting social policy

John Gal

Idit Weiss-Gal

Policy Press

This chapter offers an introduction to the notion of policy practice in social work, a term which describes the involvement of social workers in the policy process. The chapter explores the reasons for social worker engagement in policy practice and describes existing knowledge on this. It then underscores the need for cross-national data on the role of social workers in the policy process in different countries.

Keywords:   policy practice, social work, cross-national

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