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Social Work and the Making of Social Policy

Edited by Ute Klammer, Simone Leiber and Sigrid Leitner

Published

5 Jun 2019

Page count

256 pages

Series

Research in Social Work

ISBN

978-1447349150

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Policy Press
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Published

5 Jun 2019

Page count

256 pages

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Research in Social Work

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978-1447349181

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Policy Press
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Published

5 Jun 2019

Page count

256 pages

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Research in Social Work

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978-1447349198

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Policy Press
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Bringing together international case studies, this book offers theoretical and empirical insights into the interaction between social work and social policy.

Moving beyond existing studies on policy practice, the book employs the policy cycle as a core analytical frame and focuses on the influence of social work(ers) in the problem definition, agenda setting, policy formulation and implementation of social policy. Twenty-three contributors offer examples of policy making from seven different countries and demonstrate how social work practitioners can become political actors, while also encouraging policy makers to become aware of the potential of social work for the social policy-making process.

"This book provides a wide-ranging mix of examples from the USA and Europe to exemplify the different aspects of policy practice. It should be essential reading for all those who seek to place policy firmly within a social work practice agenda." Graeme Simpson, University of Wolverhampton

Ute Klammer is a Professor and Director of the Institute of Work, Skills and Training at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Simone Leiber is a Professor of Social Policy at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Sigrid Leitner is a Professor for Social Policy at the University of Applied Sciences Cologne.

Introduction: Social Work and the Making of Social Policy ~ Ute Klammer, Simone Leiber and Sigrid Leitner

Part One: Social Work, Problem Definition and Agenda Setting

Social Work as Policy Innovator: Challenges and Possibilities in the UK ~ Roger Smith

Social Work, Problem Definition and Policy Change in the USA: The Case of sex trafficked Youth ~ Lisa Werkmeister Rozas, Megan Feely and Jason Ostrander

Italian Social Workers Voices: from a Pilot Anti-Poverty Intervention to a National Policy ~ Matteo D’Emilione, Giovannina Assunta Giuliano, Paolo Raciti and Paloma Vivaldi Vera

Part Two: Social Work Interests in Policy Formulation and Decision Making

Social Reform in the US: Lessons from the Progressive Era ~ Francisco Branco

Social Work Academia and Social Policy in Israel: On the Role of Social Work Academics in the Policy Process ~ Idit Weiss-Gal and John Gal

Social Workers’ Collective Policy Practice in Times of Austerity. Italy and Spain

compared ~ Riccardo Guidi

Social Policy and Welfare Movements ‘from below’: The Social Work Action Network (SWAN) in the UK ~ Rich Moth and Michael Lavalette

Section Three: Social Work and Implementation

Policy Work and the Ethics of Obedience and Resistance: Perspectives from Britain and beyond ~ Tony Evans

Systemic Barriers to effective Implementation of Child Protection Reform in Israel ~ Ravit Alfandari

Social Workers implementing Social Assistance in Spain: reshaping Poverty in a

familialistic Welfare State ~ Sergio Sánchez Castiñeira

Layering, social Risks and manufactured Uncertainties in Social Work in Poland ~ Paweł Poławski

‘A little more Humanity’: Placement Officers in Germany in-between Social Work and Social Policy ~ Markus Gottwald and Frank Sowa

Conclusion: Social Work and the Making of Social Policy - Lessons learned ~ Ute Klammer, Simone Leiber and Sigrid Leitner