About the Journal
Social Work & Policy Studies: Social Justice, Practice and Theory (ISSN 2209-0878) aims to provide a platform for those advancing knowledge and debate on any aspect of social justice-informed social work, social policy, practice or theory.
With a goal of publishing twice yearly, the journal welcomes submissions that explore questions of: social injustice; inequity; systemic and/or individual oppression; the power dynamics of social relations such as race, class, gender, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, age, region, political economy; questions engaging with intersectionality and multiple oppressions; and various forms of resistance, social change, social policy and social justice initiatives.
An online, open access social work and social policy journal published by Social Work and Policy Studies, University of Sydney through the University of Sydney Library. Please register to be informed when submissions are open or a new issue is published.
The papers in this Special Edition were developed through a series of collaborative workshops. Some papers began life as conference papers, others as student papers and others as niggles that needed scratching. Authors were invited to participate in the workshops and encouraged to publish. Participants generously suggested new approaches and shared literature to assist in the development of ideas. The aim of this approach was to move away from the traditional blind review processes that can often be demoralising. We'd like to thank the authors for their generous and generative contributions to building knowledge about communities in the context of disasters.
Undergraduate and Post graduate Student papers
Margot Rawsthorne, University of Sydney, Australia
Donna Baines, University of British Columbia, Canada
Malcolm Carey, University of Chester, UK
Bonnie Freeman, McMaster University, Canada
Paul Michael Garrett, NUI Galway, Republic of Ireland
Jude Irwin (Emeritus), University of Sydney, Australia
Mary Mitchell, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Lindsey Napier (Emeritus), University of Sydney, Australia
Alankaar Sharma, Australian Catholic University, Australia
Frank Wang, National Chen Chi University, Taiwan