Critical and Radical Social Work
An international journal
Co-editors: Michael Lavalette, Professor of Social Work and Social Policy, Liverpool Hope University, and Iain Ferguson, Professor of Social Work and Social Policy, University of the West of Scotland
Two issues per annum: April and November
Print ISSN 2049-8608
Online ISSN 2049-8675
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Policy Press also publishes the Critical and Radical Debates in Social Work series.
“Manifestly innovative, the proposed structure of the journal is likely to contribute in significant ways to the advancement of research, practice and theory in the field of radical and critical social work.” Norman Duncan, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
“A most eagerly awaited progressive journal. The “critical turn” in social work grew out of a radical track that provided an incisive and eventful confrontation with capital and its state allies. This journal will restore the political and ethical context of social work at a time when it is most needed. It will push boundaries of social work thought and practice. The editors are particularly suited to take this journal and with it social work to new heights of critical and radical engagement.” Stephen Webb, University of Newcastle, Australia
“Social work is increasingly assimilated to power, as allied practices in the systems of governance focused on managing subordinated and marginalized populations. This timely, new journal, edited by prominent critics of this disciplinary regime, could not be more welcomed.” Sanford F. Schram, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr College and Haverford, Pennsylvania
"This journal is particularly timely. In the current fast paced, revolutionary context, we urgently need a global forum to share the groundbreaking but often invisible work we do at all levels." Elizabeth Whitmore, Carleton University School of Social Work, Ottawa, Canada
Special Issue: Call for papers
Issue 4 of Critical and Radical Social Work will be a special issue devoted to the theme of the relationship between social work and social movements. Abstracts (no more than 250 words) are invited from those with an interest in, or involvement with, social movements and should be submitted no later than 31st January, 2014. For further information or to submit a paper please email the Editors at firstname.lastname@example.org
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