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Social work in extremis: Lessons for social work internationally

Michael Lavalette and Vasilios Ioakimidis


What is the relationship between social work and the state? Who controls which services' needs are addressed and how? This book looks at social work responses in different countries to extreme social, economic and political situations in order to answer these questions. Examples include war situations, military regimes, earthquakes and tsunamis. The results show the innovative nature of grass-roots provision and social work intervention.

Keywords: social work, state, war situations, military regimes, earthquakes, tsunamis, grass-roots provision, social work intervention

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847427182
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847427182.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Lavalette, editor

Vasilios Ioakimidis, editor

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