ISW Book Reviews

ISW Book Reviews publishes reviews of academic books in the fields of social work, social welfare and community development. Our aim is to share knowledge with our readers regarding books that have a strong comparative element, are about international social work, offer insights and evidence that is transferable between countries and raise issues of relevance to a wider readership.

Interested in reviewing a book? Please refer to our Book Reviewer Guidance and the List of Books for Review.

  • Professional Social Work in East Africa

     
    H. Spitzer, J.M. Twikirize, G.G. Wairire, Professional Social Work in East Africa: Towards Social Development, Poverty Reduction and Gender Equality.
     
    Kampala: Fountain Publishers, 2014, 398 pages, ISBN: 978-9970253678
    Reviewed by: Linda Kreitzer, University of Calgary, Canada
    Book Review Published: 14 December 2016

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  • Social Welfare in East Asia and the Pacific

     
    Sharlene B.C.L Furuto (Ed), Social Welfare in East Asia and the Pacific
     
     
     
    New York: Columbia University Press, 2013, 304pp,ISBN: 9780231157155
    Reviewed by: Aytakin Huseynli, Brown School, Washington University
    Book Review Published: 28 November 2017

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  • Social Work with Sex Offenders: Making a difference

     

    Malcolm Cowburn and Steve Myers, Social Work with Sex Offenders: Making a difference

    Bristol: Policy Press, 2016, 208 pages, ISBN: 978-1447301196
    Reviewed by: Josie Phillips, Durham University, UK
    Book Review Published: 23 August 2017

     

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  • U.S. Public Policy in an International Context

     

    Volker Krause and Zachery A. Smith, U.S. Public Policy in an International Context.
     
    New Jersey: Pearson, 2014, 258 pages, ISBN: 978-0131849969
    Reviewed by: Don R. Kelly, University of Texas Arlington, USA
    Book Review Published: 14 December 2016
     
     

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