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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Green social work and its implications for social development in China
Author(s): Dominelli, Lena
Ku, Hok-Bun
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Keywords: Green social work
environmental crises
locality specific and culturally relevant practice
sustainable development
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Dominelli L & Ku H (2017) Green social work and its implications for social development in China. China Journal of Social Work, 10 (1), pp. 3-22.
Abstract: Green social work has been significant in introducing new issues into environmental debates and increasing its centrality to social work practice. These have included: the mainstreaming of environmental considerations; a widening of the theoretical and practice base to ensure that social and environmental justice are considered integral to any environmental involvement by social workers; highlighting the need to think of innovative approaches to socio-economic development; and making disaster interventions core elements in the social work repertoire of knowledge, skills, capacity building and curriculum formulation. This paper considers the challenges of China’s rapid industrialisation and its implications for rural people migrating into cities, the urban populations that receive them and environmental degradation. It introduces the idea of green social work and discusses the implications of green social work for social development in China in the context of environmental crises precipitated by the country’s rapid economic development.
DOI Link: 10.1080/17525098.2017.1300338
Rights: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in China Journal of Social Work on 03 May 2017, available online:
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