Where Academia and Policy Meet

A Cross-National Perspective on the Involvement of Social Work Academics in Social Policy

Edited by John Gal and Idit Weiss-Gal

Where Academia and Policy Meet

Edited by John Gal and Idit Weiss-Gal

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

276 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447320197 Published June 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Though academia has the reputation of being removed from the world, in reality the worlds of the academy and politics meet frequently, and in a variety of ways—productive and unproductive. This book presents the results of the first major crossnational comparative study of academic engagement in the creation of social policy. It offers new empirical data from twelve countries across Europe, North America, and the Middle East, with each chapter providing a brief overview of social work and social work education in the country under consideration, then presenting new data on the interactions between scholars and policy makers there.
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Graeme Simpson, University of Wolverhampton
"This well-researched book throws down a challenge to those who educate social workers to become more political and policy-oriented in their own practice. A must-read for all academics in this area."
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