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Global social challenges

There are multiple interlocking crises currently gripping the planet. Significant threats and dangers lie ahead of us, but so do opportunities, as new ways of being, thinking, and doing emerge.

This stream of Transforming Society is a space for exploring the complexities of the global social challenges across disciplines and fields. It seeks to build and share the knowledge needed to shape a fairer world, across and for the global south and north, hoping to foster dialogue between academics, practitioners, policy makers and the wider public.

by Asheem Singh  |  22nd February 2018

A global generation of youthful social entrepreneurs is on the march, according to Asheem Singh, the author behind a new book exploring how social enterprise is driving mass political and social change.…Read more

by Liz Beddoe  |  7th February 2018

Liz Beddoe, co-author of Transnational Social Work – out today – talks about the experiences of social workers practising in countries different to those where they gained their social work qualifications. In the mid-2000s graduates from my social work degree programme in New Zealand began responding to the recruitment adverts for social workers to go Read More

Heaven Crawley explains why EU countries' policies of relocating refugees has caused a crisis.  …Read more

by Anne White  |  19th April 2017

Why have so many Polish families chosen to make the UK their home? Anne White discusses some of the motivations for and complexities of family migration to the UK…Read more

Brenda Fitzpatrick writes a personal and powerful post about her experiences in Rwanda, what she saw and the stories she was told by survivors of ‘tactical rape’ in the immediate aftermath of the conflict in 1994.…Read more

by Steve Rogowski  |  13th March 2013

by Dr Steve Rogowski, a social worker (children and families) with a local authority in NW England. His new book Critical Social Work with Children and Families is publishing this month. Neoliberalism has impacted significantly on social work over recent decades. In particular, the profession has been subjugated to the demands of managerialism with its focus Read More