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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

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 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