Vol. 15 No. 2 (2017): Unaccompanied Minors in Europe - Part II

New SW&S Special Issue (Vol 15, Issue 2 – 2017)

Because the declaration of a crisis is in itself a historical marker for debates on transforming societies, times of crisis are calling us for a precise look on what is going on. What kind of ‘change’ is named by whom, in what interest? The so called ‘refugee crisis’ has been used in the last years in very different ways – and for very different political and economical interests. ‘Migrants’, ‘refugees’ and ‘strangers’ have become a symbol and symptom of the current political struggle almost all around Europe and beyond.

After having presented seven different European cases of migration of children and youth (Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Norway, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland) and one article on the European Union, the second part of the SW&S-Special Issue on ‘Unaccompanied Minors in Europe”, edited by Philipp Sandermann (Lüneburg, Germany) and Maren Zeller (Trier, Germany), is discussing the developments of six additional cases: in France (Isabelle Frechon & Lucy Marquet), Germany (Maren Zeller & Philipp Sandermann), Greece (Andriani Fili & Virginia Xythali), Italy (Monia Giovannetti), England (Jim Wade) and the Netherlands (Elianne Zijlstra, Jet Rip Daan Beltman, Carla van Os, Erik J. Knorth & Margrite Kalverboer). So, having 13 country cases in total, Social Work & Society is able to give its readers and users an extraordinarily and so far missing overview on a current phenomenon and at the same time a deep inside in different and also corresponding developments all around Europe. A comparative article on European Welfare States constructing Unaccompanied Minors (Philipp Sandermann, Onno Husen & Maren Zeller) is completing this remarkable SW&S-Special Issue.

SW&S Forum

The new issue of SW&S presents also five very exciting papers in the SW&S Forum: In their article Pia Ringø, Maria Appel Nissen, Mia Arp Fallov, Rasmus Hoffmann Birk and Jens Kjærulff are focussing on ontological models and forms of exclusion to be able to look behind political ideas of welfare and productivity. Alexandra Klein & Sandra Landhäußer are reflecting the voice of children in Early Childhood Institutions on an empirical basis. Judith Metz addresses the Professionalism of Professional Youth Work and the Role of Values. Gender Based Violence and its Impacts to Zimbabwean Children are discussed in the article of Tatenda G.Nhapi & Takudzwa Mathende. Moreover, Jonathan Parker, Sara Ashencaen Crabtree, Azlinda Azman, Bala Raju Nikku and Uyen Thi Tung Nguyen ask about the possibility to outline a Typology of Social Work Assessments in regard to the social work practice in Malaysia, Nepal, United Kingdom and Vietnam.

Take your time and have a look on the new issue of Social Work & Society!

The SW&S Co-Ordinating Office

Published: 2018-06-04