Social work and research in advanced welfare states

Kjeld Høgsbro (Editor), Ian Shaw (Editor)

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The aim of this book is to exemplify the ways in which social work and research develop in ‘advanced’ welfare states - countries where public spending is relatively high as a proportion of GNP. While such countries have traditionally been associated with Scandinavian countries in particular and North-Western Europe more generally, there are other countries where the public spend on welfare is relatively high.
The contributors to this book explore and exemplify ways in which social work and research are distinctive for advanced welfare states. This involves exploring their connection to professional identities, histories and welfare systems, their associations with academic, theoretical and cultural traditions of collaboration between academic and social work practice, and the distinctive links with community, national policy, governmentality and agency, with respect to forms of knowledge discourses and conception of social problems.
While the content of this book originate predominantly in work undertaken in Denmark, there are contributors from Belgium Italy and the United Kingdom, thus suggesting that within European social work community there are important elements of common ground.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
Number of pages250
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-24218-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-27901-5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesRoutledge Advances in Social Work

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