SUE120 & SU8254 Course literature H17

The Swedish Model: Challenges for social work with Child and Family Welfare, 15 hp Bachelor and Advanced levels


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Bergmark, Å. & Minas, R. (2010). Actors and governance arrangements in the field of social assistance, in Kazepov, Y. (ed) Rescaling of Social Welfare Policies. A comparative study on the path towards multi-level governance in Europe. London: Ashgate, pp. 31-64. 

Dworkin, R. (1981) What is Equality? Part 1: Equality of Welfare. Philosophy and Public Affairs, Vol. 10, No. 3. (Summer, 1981), pp. 185-246.

Herman, S. (1992) Children, Feminism, and Power: Alva Myrdal and Swedish Reform, 1929-1956. Journal of Women's History, Volume 4, Number 2, Fall 1992, pp. 82-112

Healy, K. (2009) A case of mistaken identity: The social welfare professions and New Public Management, Journal of Sociology, Volume 45(4), pp. 401–418.

Hirdman, Y. (1998). State policy and gender contracts. The Swedish experience. In E. Drew, R. Emerek, E. Mahon (Eds.), Women, work and the family in Europe. (pp. 36-46). London: Routledge.

Hort, S. E. O. (2014) Social policy, welfare state, and civil society in Sweden. Vol. 1, History, policies, and institutions 1884-1988, Lund : Arkiv Academic Press. (selected chapters)

Korpi, W. & Palme, J. (1998) The paradox of redistribution and strategies of equality: Welfare state institutions, inequality, and poverty in the Western countries, American sociological review, Vol. 63, No. 5 (Oct., 1998), pp. 661-687

Kvist J, Fritzell J, Hvinden B, Kangas O (2011) Changing social equality. The Nordic welfare model in the 21st century, The Policy Press  (selected chapters)

Lundberg, U. & Åmark,  K. (2001) Social Rights and Social Security: The Swedish Welfare State, 1900-2000, Scandinavian Journal of History, 26:3, pp. 157-176

Meeuwisse, A. & Swärd, H. (2007) Cross-national comparisons of social Work — a question of initial assumptions and levels of analysis, European Journal of Social Work, 10:4, pp. 481-496,

Minas R & Øverbye, E. (2010). The territorial organization of European social assistance schemes, in Kazepov Y (ed) Rescaling of Social Welfare Policies. A comparative study on the path towards multi-level governance in Europe, London: Ashgate, pp. 31-67.  (master, bachelor voluntarily)

Myles, J. & Quadagno, J. (2002) Political Theories of the Welfare State, Social Service Review, Vol. 76, No. 1, 75th Anniversary Issue (March 2002), pp. 34-57) (master, bachelor voluntarily)

O`Connor, J. & Olsen, G. M. (1998). Power resources theory and the welfare state: a critical approach, University of Toronto Press. (selected chapters)

Palme J., Nelson K., Sjöberg, O., Minas, R. (2009) European Social Models, Protection and Inclusion, Institute for future studies, Research Report 2009. Stockholm.

Pierson, C. (2006). Beyond the welfare state? The new political economy of welfare. Policy Press. Third Edition

Sen, A. (1979) Equality of What? The Tanner Lecture on Human Values delivered at Stanford University, May 22, 1979.

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VIBU Vald i nära relationer och barns utsatthet

Allen, M. (2011) Is there gender symmetry in intimate partner violence? Child & Family Social Work, 16(3) 245-254

Devaney, J. (2009) Children’s Exposure to Domestic Violence – Holding Men to Account. The Political Quarterly 80(4): 569-574

Dutton, D.G. & Bodnarchuk, M. (2005) Through a Psychological Lens: Personality Disorder and Spouse Assault. In D. Loseke, R. J. Gelles & Cavanaugh, M. (Ed.) Current Controversies on Family Violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Hester, M. (2011). The three planet model: Towards an understanding of contradictions in approaches to women and children's safety in contexts of domestic violence. British Journal of Social Work, 41(5), 837-853.

Laing, L, Humphreys, C. & Cavanagh, K. (2013) Social Work and Domestic Violence.

Developing Critical and Reflective Practice. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Loseke, D. R. (2005)  Through a Sociological Lens: The Complexities of Family Violence  In D. Loseke, R. J. Gelles & Cavanaugh, M. (Ed.) Current Controversies on Family Violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Yllö, K. A. (2005). Through a Feminist Lens: "Gender, Diversity, and Violence: Extending the Feminist Framework. In D. Loseke, R. J. Gelles & Cavanaugh, M. (Ed.) Current Controversies on Family Violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Øverlien, C. (2010). Children exposed to domestic violence: Conclusions from the literature and challenges ahead. Journal of Social Work, 10(1), 80-97.

Överlien, C. (2016). ‘Do you want to do some arm wrestling?’: children's strategies when experiencing domestic violence and the meaning of age. Child & Family Social Work.

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CHIL Social barnavard i Sverige i ett internationellt perspektiv

Franzén E, Vinnerljung B & Hjern A (2008). The epidemiology of out-of-home care for children and youth. A national cohort study. British Journal of Social Work, 38, 1043-1059.

Gilbert, N. Parton, N.  & Skivenes, M. (2011) Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Orientations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gilbert, N. (2012). A comparative study of child welfare systems: Abstract orientations and concrete results. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(3), 532-536.

Gypen, L., Vanderfaeillie, J., De Maeyer, S., Belenger, L., & Van Holen, F. (2017). Outcomes of children who grew up in foster care: Systematic-review. Children and Youth Services Review, 76, 74-83.

Healy, K, Lundström, T & Sallnäs, M (2011) Worlds Apart? A compariosion of out-of-home care for children and young people in Australia and Sweden. Australian Social Work, 64, 4, 416-431.

Sallnäs, M, Wiklund, S & Lagerlöf, H (2112) Welfare resources among children in care. European Journal of Social Work, 15,467-483.

Vinnerljung, B. & Sallnäs, M. (2008) Into adulthood: a follow-up study of 718 young people who were placed in out-of-home care during their teens. Child and family social work, 13,2,  144-155.

Wiklund, S. (2006) Signs of child maltreatment. The extent and nature of referrals to Swedish child welfare agencies. European Journal of Social Work, 9,1, 39-59.

Östberg, F. (2012) Using ’Consensual Ideology’: A way to sift reports in Child Welfare, British Journal of Social Work Advance Access published July 11, 2012 (1-18).

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Fastställd 22 juni 2016 av institutionsstyrelsen vid institutionen för socialt arbete - Socialhögskolan - vid Stockholms universitet.

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Ställföreträdande prefekt:
Stefan Wiklund

Studierektor grundutbildning:
Katarina Piuva

Studierektor forskarutbildning:
Anders Bergmark 

Kontaktperson uppdragsutbildning:
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Studierektor utbildning på avancerad nivå:
Torbjörn Bildtgård

Bitr. studierektor (termin 1-2):
Sara Erlandsson

Bitr. studierektor (termin 3 och 6, självständiga examensarbeten):
Mats Ekendahl

Bitr. studierektor (termin 4-5, utvärdering och kommunikation):
Sanna Tielman

Jane Barkström och Annika Jemteborn

Anna Bäckman, Hans Dahlén och Lars Eriksson

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