SCOPAS - Shaping Concepts, Practice and Advances in Social Work

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Organisation profile

The SCOPAS research group [Shaping Concepts, Practice and Advances in Social Work] has focus on developing theoretical perspectives, concepts, models and practices, which can strengthen knowledge, reflection and development of social work, welfare and social change.

The research group’s cross-disciplinary approach including sociology, anthropology, psychology and social work aims to challenge existing categorizations of social work and social problems. Relating debates to reflections of the citizen as individual and human in society across local and global contexts is done through theoretical, empirical, methodic and practice research including the following themes: social problems, welfare state, social policy, knowledge, values, governance and power relations rationales, technologies and civic society.

SCOPAS’ development of theoretical perspectives, models and concepts is based on a range of methodological designs, e.g. qualitative methods relating to ethnographic studies, observations and action research as well as quantitative and mixed method design.

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  • Konstruktivistiske perspektiver

    Ringø, P., 2021, (Accepted/In press) Videnskabsteori i Socialrådgiverprofessionen. Christensen, M., Egaa, R., Holmgaard Lysen, N. & Rosenberg, C. (eds.). Samfundslitteratur

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterEducationpeer-review


    Public intellectuals in transnational migration: Safety, precariousness and Nordic narratives of responsibility

    Christian Franklin Svensson (Lecturer)

    12 Aug 202014 Aug 2020

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

    Journal of South Asian Development (Journal)

    Christian Franklin Svensson (Peer reviewer)

    12 May 2020 → …

    Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

    Routledge (Publisher)

    Vibeke Bak Nielsen (Editor), , Lars Uggerhøj (Editor), , Ilse Julkunen (Editor), & Petra Malin (Editor)

    1 May 20202022

    Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewEditor of unfinished research anthology/collectionResearch

    Press / Media

    Grænser for borgerinddragelse i beskæftigelsesindsatsen

    Merete Monrad


    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Unge tog debatten: Hvad kan vi gøre for et bedre klima?

    Mia Arp Fallov


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media