We have had this network drawn to our attention; the following information is taken from their website and a circular email about the contents of the latest edition of the SW&S Journal.
The Social Work & Society Online News Magazine (SocMag) is a free access online only magazine that aims at establishing a political and socially critical information platform for international news in the realm of all professional fields of social services as well as social movements and NGOs. It offers a broad presentation of news, social reports, essays, country notes and commentaries referring to contemporary and controversial debates.
SocMag understands itself as a means to counter aspirations of national, cultural, political, and professional hegemony. As an alternative the magazine represents the plurality of experienced political, institutional, and practical conditions and opportunities within different countries and aims at establishing an atmosphere of solidarity, social justice and welfare.
The reports, articles, essays etc. may be published in different languages – but all will have an English abstract. Contributions from all over the world are welcome – please send them via email to the editors for review – [email protected] – SocMag is being updated continuously.
Comments are welcome and are being released by the editors after checking. Readers are welcome to quote the magazine’s contents in other contexts by quotation of references.
The SW&S-Journal is focused on scientific issues in the fields of social work and social policy. The SW&S-Magazine establishes a critical information platform for international news in the realm of social and human services.
It contains critical reports and articles from all over the world:
Vienna Declaration – now available in English
Community Social Capital and School Education Reform in ChinaGovernment Responsibility in the Education Reform and Development in China
Commission takes action to better involve young people in society
Quo Vadis? or: Is standstill really not more than it suggests?
Russian Immigrants in Finnish Society
- Great Britain:
Selling your Soul to the Devil? Prevailing problems and how social work contributes to social injustice
Social Economy and the Transformation of Society – Latest Developments in Germany and Europe
The daily odyssey of migrants in the Sicily ChannelProfessionalization and Higher Education in Social Work in Italy
Les victimes de l’émigration – The victims of emigration
Helena Radli?ska – a prominent ancestor in Social Work
Flying While Muslim: An Exploratory Study of Muslim Communities in Northern New Jersey Post 9/11
NIH Center of Excellence created at ASU School of Social Work
New Actions and publications:
- European civil society:EU-Logos Athena
- Reports on Trends in Higher Education:Trends in European Higher Education – Overview
- Report on social exclusion:New: ESN Report on Social Services and Social Exclusion
- New Publication:Defining Social Services in Europe
- Newsletter of the Permanent Forum of the European Civil Society:Permanent Forum of European civil society/ Forum Permanent de la société civile européenne/Ständiges Forum der europäischen Zivilgesellschaft
- Call for Articles for a special issue on professional competencies of the European Journal of Social Education:Call for Articles: The European Journal of Social Education
The next issue will be launched in March 2008 – so we are looking forward to receiving articles, reports etc. until February 15th 2008.