The SAGE Handbook of Social Work is the world's first generic major reference work to provide an authoritative guide to the theory, method, and values of social work in one volume. Drawn from an international field of excellence, the contributors each offer a critical analysis of their individual area of expertise. The result is this invaluable resource collection that not only reflects upon the condition of social work today but also looks to future developments.
Chapter 45: International Social Work
International Social Work
International social work is challenging to describe and defies systematic inquiry, yet it serves as a point of departure for those who wish to maintain that the professionalisation of the field is more than academic. ‘Internationalisation’ has become an effective legitimation device for networks ...