When social workers impact policy and don't just implement it: A framework for understanding policy engagement

John Gal*, Idit Weiss-Gal

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Rather than being seen simply as social policy implementors, in recent decades there has been increasing recognition of social workers as professionals with unique knowledge and insights to contribute to policy formulation and social justice. This book offers a path-breaking, evidence-based theoretical framework for understanding why social workers engage in policy, both as professionals and citizens, and the impact of their actions. Drawing on concepts from social work and the political, sociological and policy sciences, the authors set out the implications of this framework for research, education and practice.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages174
ISBN (Electronic)9781447364788, 9781447364771
ISBN (Print)9781447364757
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameResearch in social work series
PublisherPolicy Press

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Social planning
  • Social service
  • Social work administration -- Decision making
  • Social development planning
  • Social services
  • Benevolent institutions -- Social service
  • Philanthropy -- Social service
  • Relief stations (for the poor)
  • Social service agencies
  • Social welfare -- Social service
  • Social work
  • Social programs
  • Community services

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