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Where academia and policy meet : a cross-national perspective on the involvement of social work academics in social policy

Author: John Gal; Idit Weiss
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hough 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gal; Idit Weiss
ISBN: 9781447320197 1447320190
OCLC Number: 957738588
Description: xv, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Where academia and policy meet: an introduction ~ Jon Gal and Idit Weiss-GalSocial work academia and policy in Australia ~ Philip Mendes and Susan BaidawiSocial work academia and policy in China ~ Minchao Jin, Xiao Li, Lei Wu and Jie LeiSocial work academia and policy in Finland ~ Helena Blomberg and Christian KrollSocial work academia and policy in Germany ~ Andreas Herz and Stefan KoengeterSocial work academics and policy in Israel ~ Idit Weiss-Gal and John GalSocial work academia and policy in Portugal ~ Francisco BrancoSocial work academia and policy in Puerto Rico ~ Gisela Negron-VelazquezSocial work academia and policy in South Africa ~ Antoinette LombardSocial work academics and policy in Spain ~ Maria Asuncion Martinez-Roman and Miguel Angel Mateo-PerezSocial work academia and policy in Sweden ~ Katarina H. Thoren and Pia ThamSocial work academia and policy in the United Kingdom ~ Hugh McLaughlin and Jo-Pei TanSocial work academia and policy in the United States ~ Arati Maleku and Richard HoeferWhere academia and policy meet: a cross-national perspective ~ Jon Gal and Idit Weiss-Gal
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This unique perspective on the academia-society nexus is the first cross-national comparative study on academic engagement in social policy formulation.  Read more...

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