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Social Work in Northern Ireland: Conflict and change

Heenan, Deirdre and Birrell, Derek (2011) Social Work in Northern Ireland: Conflict and change. The Policy Press. 181 pp ISBN 9781847423337 (hard back) 9781847423337 (paper back) [Book (authored)]

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Written in an accessible style, this book highlights the distinctive aspects of social work policy and practice in Northern Ireland, It covers the historical development of social work, explores the challenges that have arisen from delivering key personal services both during and post-conflict and addresses the new imperatives created when the devolution settlement transferred power into the hands of local decision makers. Exploring many major themes - including integrated health and social service, social exclusion, community development, devolution and working across borders - the book demonstrates how the experience in Northern Ireland can provide lessons for national and international theory and practice.

Item Type:Book (authored)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
ID Code:18239
Deposited By: Professor Deirdre Heenan
Deposited On:10 May 2011 13:56
Last Modified:10 May 2011 13:56

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