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Social work and child welfare politics: Through Nordic lenses

Hannele Forsberg and Teppo Kroger


Children and families are at the heart of social work all over the world but, until now, Nordic perspectives have been rare in the body of English-language child welfare literature. Is there something that makes child welfare ideas and practices that are in use in the Nordic countries characteristically ‘Nordic’? If so, what kinds of challenges do the current globalization trends pose for Nordic child welfare practices, especially for social work with children and families? Covering a broad range of child welfare issues, this book provides examples of Nordic approaches to child welfare, lookin ... More

Keywords: children, families, social work, child welfare literature, globalization trends, Nordic child welfare practices, differences, similarities, equality, individuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781847424068
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424068.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hannele Forsberg, editor

Teppo Kroger, editor

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