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Social workers affecting social policy: An International perspective

John Gal and Idit Weiss-Gal


Furthering social justice and human rights is a fundamental principle underlying the social work profession. Engaging in social policy formulation processes is a major route through which social workers can realise this goal. This type of social work activity has been termed “policy practice”. The aim of this book is to shed light on policy practice in social work discourse, education and practice in eight liberal democracies. This is the first effort to undertake a cross-national study of social worker engagement in social policy formulation processes. The book offers insights into questions ... More

Keywords: social work, social policy, policy practice, cross-national

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781847429735
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847429735.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Gal, editor

Idit Weiss-Gal, editor

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