Carolyn Noble (2015) (ed.), Social Workers Without Borders special edition, Social Dialogue, IASSW

Linda Briskman, , Alexander Jarema, Stephanie  Kuek, S. and Jenny Martin.  (2013), ‘Without Borders: Fostering development studies in social work’, Policy and Practice, Issue 17

Linda Briskman and Jenny Martin (2013), ‘Social Workers without Borders’, Social Dialogue, Vol. 6, October, IAASW.

Network members

Mel Gray and Stephen Webb (2014),  ‘The making of civil society politics in social work: Myth and representation with the global agenda’ International Social Work 57 (4): 346-359.

‘Outrage’  (2016) special edition of Ethics and Social Welfare (editors Donna Macauliffe, Charlotte Williams, Linda Briskman) will include publications by SWWB network members. See http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/resw20?open=10&repitition=0#vol_10

See Social Dialogue for an update on the Going Places project led by James Cook University with an international consortium https://www.dropbox.com/s/c9wxxhjnoaor79s/SD-14%28ONLINE%29.pdf?dl=0

Definition of social work activism

A moral and ethical duty of social workers to move beyond the realm of everyday practice to explore critical issues that impact on the wellbeing of our nations and the world at large, however small the contribution.  Although social work has a courageous reputation in dealing with questions of injustice this is by no means universal; settings where social work’s political activism is ingrained in its mission are not the majority.  For some direct political action can be a contentious and risky business. (extract from Linda Briskman Eileen Younghusband lecture, Durban South Africa 2008)

Other publications


New publication! 

Human, R. and Carter, J. (2016) )eds., Rethinking Values and Ethics in Social Work, Palsgrave Macmillan, London.