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Radical social work today: Social work at the crossroads

Michael Lavalette


Created to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Roy Bailey and Mike Brake's seminal text Radical social work (1975), this book explores the radical tradition within social work and assesses its legacy, relevance, and prospects. With a foreword by Bailey himself, it brings together leading academics within social work in Britain to reflect on the legacy of Radical Social Work (both the original text and the wider social movement) within social-work education, theory, and practice. With the current issues facing social work in Britain, the book examines the radical tradition to assert that ‘another ... More

Keywords: Roy Bailey, Mike Brake, Radical social work, radical tradition, social work, social-work education, social-work theory, social-work practice, Britain

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847428189
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428189.001.0001


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Michael Lavalette, editor

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