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

John Gal*, Idit Weiss-Gal

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Based on data from 12 diverse societies, this is the first cross-national comparative study on academic engagement in social policy formulation. The chapters present survey data on the policy involvement of social work academics in different countries and an analysis of this data by country experts. The findings relate to the levels and types of policy engagement of the social work academics, their perceptions regarding this type of activity and the factors associated with this. This unique perspective on the academia-society nexus is essential reading for academics and students interested in the ongoing debate on the role of academia in policy, particularly those policies dealing with issues of social justice and social change.

Original languageAmerican English
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages281
ISBN (Electronic)9781447320210
ISBN (Print)9781447320197
StatePublished - 29 Mar 2017

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