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Critical and radical social work

Graffiti of two arrows on a wall
by Michael Lavalette  |  21st April 2022

Marking ten years of the Critical and Radical Social Work journal, Michael Lavalette tells the story of the emergence of the radical social work movement and the Social Work Action Network, and the role the journal has played in this.…Read more

Protest sign saying 'We will not be silenced'
by Rebecca Tomlinson  |  14th September 2020

Rebecca Tomlinson, our Commissioning Editor for Criminology, recommends books from our Criminology list on gendered violence and sex work.…Read more

Fists in the air
by Steve Rogowski  |  25th August 2020

Steve Rogowski, author of 'Social Work: The Rise and Fall of a Profession', discusses the impact neoliberalism has had on social work, and explains that we need critical and radical social work practice to challenge and change the socially unjust and unequal neoliberal world we currently inhabit.…Read more

Fists
by Jessica Jönsson and Masoud Kamali  |  17th March 2020

Masoud Kamali and Jessica Jönsson, guest-editors of a recent special issue of Critical and Radical Social Work - ‘Revolutionary social work: promoting sustainable justice’ - explain why revolutionary changes need to take place in the discipline of social work to resist the dominance of neoliberal ideology and political parties in education and research.…Read more

by Iain Ferguson and Michael Lavalette  |  31st August 2018

Iain Ferguson and Michael Lavalette introduce the new special issue of Critical and Radical Social Work, 'Marx at 200',…Read more