Do we relegate “social change and social justice and empowerment” to — radical social work?

This editorial from British Journal of Social Work, stirs us to look at our foundational theory and values of “social change and social justice and empowerment”– that seems to be relegated to the concept of ‘radical social work”

… should the British Journal of Social Work be more of a vehicle for pushing the boundaries of social work and, if so, how? Should this respectable and respected journal expose more of the direct challenges that face social workers in action, whose driving motivations include (or at least, once included) social change and social justice and empowerment which revolutionalises lives. Have such concepts been colonised and made mainstream and in so doing lost their radical power? …

see the editorial here: http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/content/46/4/817.full

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