International Social Work

Lynne M. Healy

in Social Work

ISBN: 9780195389678
Published online December 2009 | | DOI:
International Social Work


International social work encompasses those aspects of the profession that address practice or policy issues that affect more than one country; increasingly the term is linked to social work within the context of globalization. The term has been used since at least 1928, and scholars have devoted considerable attention to defining international social work. International social work is generally understood to encompass global social problems and policy issues, comparative social policy, international professional organizations, social work practice focused on development of human rights, or migration, especially that in international agencies. It is potentially a vast subject area if one considers international social work to include comparative and global perspectives on each area of social work expertise and concern. This bibliography is necessarily limited to sources addressing broad categories of the dimensions of international social work. Included are significant works on the major concepts underpinning international social work, attention to key debates within the field, sources on international social work education and on internationalizing curriculum, and sources on comparative social policy. The bibliography does not include articles or books on specific global problems, such as child labor, human trafficking, or HIV/AIDS. The focus is on materials authored by social workers, but some interdisciplinary works are also included.

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Subjects: Social Work

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