Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Crescy Cannan, Lynne Berry, Karen Lyons
    Pages 1-24
  3. Crescy Cannan, Lynne Berry, Karen Lyons
    Pages 25-46
  4. Crescy Cannan, Lynne Berry, Karen Lyons
    Pages 47-70
  5. Crescy Cannan, Lynne Berry, Karen Lyons
    Pages 71-94
  6. Crescy Cannan, Lynne Berry, Karen Lyons
    Pages 95-115
  7. Crescy Cannan, Lynne Berry, Karen Lyons
    Pages 116-140
  8. Crescy Cannan, Lynne Berry, Karen Lyons
    Pages 141-164
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 165-183

About this book


This book presents information and ideas about the role and organisation of social workers in selected EC countries particularly, but not exclusively, France and Germany. Comparisons are made of national policies and practice in relation to specific client groups; and new concerns requiring common responses are identified. This discussion is put in the context of an emerging social agenda of the European Community. The authors argue that EC social policies in relation to citizenship, participation and marginalisation are consistent with the aims and concerns of social workers, and relevant to its future development at national and European level.


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About the authors

CRESCY CANNAN is Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Sussex and Director of the Master in Social Work programme. She has previous experience as a social worker and in research in personal social services. Her interests have included radical social work, gender and politics, family centres, and social welfare and social policy in contemporary Europe, especially France and Germany.

LYNNE BERRY is Director of the Family Welfare Association. She promoted European social development at the National Institute of Social Work as a writer and consultant. Her research interests include participation, user rights and women's issues.

KAREN LYONS is the Principle Lecturer in Social Work at the Polytechnic of East London. She was previously engaged in practice, research and management in the social work field. Her current research interests are in comparative social work and the career patterns of social workers.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Social Work and Europe
  • Authors Lynne Berry
    Crescy Cannan
    Karen Lyons
  • Series Title Practical Social Work
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-56631-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-56632-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-22355-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 183
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Social Work
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