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Transnational Social Work: Opportunities and Challenges of a Global Profession

Allen Bartley and Liz Beddoe


This unique book provides an international comparison of labour markets, migrant professionals and immigration policies, and their interaction in relation to social work. Case studies based on the latest research from the UK, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand and Australia allow readers to make critical comparisons and gain understanding of the global nature of the social work profession. Detailed analysis covers the opportunities and challenges presented by labour market mobility, the implications for social justice and discussion of the experiences and perceptions of transnational social workers. ... More

Keywords: Transnational social work, labour market mobility, migrant professionals, immigration, social policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447333364
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447333364.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allen Bartley, editor
University of Auckland

Liz Beddoe, editor
University of Auckland

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Part One: Setting the transnational context

Ten Pōwhiri: a safe space of cultural encounter to assist transnational social workers in the profession in Aotearoa New Zealand

Wheturangi Walsh-Tapiata, Helen Simmons, Litea Meo-Sewabu and Antoinette Umugwaneza

Fifteen Social work mobility in Europe: a case study from Ireland

Trish Walsh, George Wilson and Erna O’Connor

Sixteen Conclusion

Liz Beddoe and Allen Bartley

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