Publishing with a purpose
Research in Social Work
We are delighted to announce a new book series: Research in Social Work. Published by the European Social Work Research Association and Policy Press, the series will form a collection of the best research on social work in Europe.
Books published under the banner of the Research in Social Work series will examine current, progressive and innovative research applications of familiar ideas and models in social work research. Promising to become a leading research collection for social work academics, researchers and practitioners, the Research in Social Work series will make a unique contribution to the academic and professional development of social work in Europe.
Call for proposals
Series Editors, Anna Gupta and John Gal are inviting proposals for books drawing on original and cutting-edge research and which aim to influence social work academia and practice. The editors are particularly keen to receive submissions for comparative books on the practice of social work research, which engage with international research literature.
If you are interested in discussing ideas or submitting a proposal, please contact:
You can find out more about writing for Bristol University Press and Policy Press on our Information for authors page.
Editorial advisory board:
- Ian Shaw, National University of Singapore and University of York, UK
- John Gal, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
- Anna Gupta, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
- Sarah Bird, Policy Press, UK
- Elaine Sharland, University of Sussex, UK
- Hannele Forsberg, University of Tampere, Finland
- Jean-Pierre Wilken, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Elena Iarskaia-Smirnova, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
- Andres Arias Astray, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
- Jeff Jensen, University of Denver, US
- Tony Evans, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
International Perspectives on Children’s Rights, Family Preservation and State Intervention
Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. This book explores how children’s rights are weighed against parents’ rights in a range of countries, and examines how governments and legal and welfare professionals balance those rights following the decision that children cannot grow up in their parents’ care.
Analysing Meetings in Social Welfare
This book examines how interprofessional collaboration and service user participation are challenged in multi-agency meetings, demonstrating how collaborative and integrated welfare policy is contingent on the interactional practices of professionals and service users and providing examples of best practice.
A Transnational History
This book provides a historical approach to the study of the Settlement House movement in relation to developments in social welfare and the profession of social work across a range of nations.