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Please be advised, as of December 2018 we are transitioning Critical Social Work to a new online platform.

The newest issue (Vol. 18 No. 2) was released on December 19, 2018 and can be accessed at the following link:

We are in the process of transitioning archived volumes to the new platform. In the meantime, all archived volumes can be accessed on this site. We appreciate your patience during our transition.

Thank You!

Amy Alberton, Managing Editor


Aim and Scope

Critical Social Work offers the opportunity for constructive dialogue in the interest of achieving social justice. We recognize the historical nature of both human capability and social justice. With such recognition, we do not attempt a definitive definition of either. In part the goal of Critical Social Work is to assist us collectively in recognizing the current potentials for social justice as well as the future possibilities. Further, we recognize that a contemporary definition of social justice must deal with the issues of legal, moral, and economic obligation of both the individual and the collective.

We propose that through dialogue there exists the possibility of refining our ideas about the individual and community, clarifying the relationship between interpersonal relations and institutional structures, and identifying actions that promote both individual and community well-being. To this end Critical Social Work strives, for this is surely critical social work, that is, activity directed towards establishing essential judgments in constructing a sustaining context for conviviality.

ISSN 1543-9372

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