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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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Social workers affecting social policy in Sweden

Social workers affecting social policy in Sweden

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(p.142) (p.143) Eight Social workers affecting social policy in Sweden
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Social workers affecting social policy
Author(s):

Katarina H. Thorén

Tapio Salonen

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847429735.003.0008

This chapter explores the engagement of social workers in the policy process in Sweden. It describes the professional discourse and socialization process regarding policy practice and then moves on to discuss the degree to which Swedish social workers actually engage in policy practice. The chapter concludes with an effort to explain the very limited level of engagement of social workers in policy practice in Sweden.

Keywords:   Social work, Policy practice, Sweden

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