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Apr 17, 2013

Iain Ferguson is professor of Social Work and Social Policy at University of the West of Scotland. He is widely published and a founder member of SWAN - Social Work Action Network.

In this lecture at Glasgow School of Social Work on 18 April 2013 he argues that an understanding of social work's political dimension is essential and that the failure to recognise this has been harmful both to the social work profession and to service users. Drawing on historical and international examples he makes the case for a new radicalism.

SWAN - Social Work Action Network In his lecture Prof. Ferguson refers to a previous lecture Personalisation - Duncan MacKay in the Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar Series. Prof. Ferguson is co-editor of a new journal - Critical and radical social work: an introduction - which was launched in April 2013.

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