Free journal articles of the month

In February 2018 we bring you the five most read articles  published in each of our journals in 2017, free to read until the end of the month:


Critical and Radical Social Workmost read

The political identity of social workers in neoliberal times
Author: Gwilym, Hefin

Self-directed Groupwork – social justice through social action and empowerment
Authors: Fleming, Jennie; Ward, Dave

The 'troubled' case of Rotherham
Authors: Crossley, Stephen; Leigh, Jadwiga

Child sexual abuse, moral panics and emancipatory practice
Author: Pilgrim, David

Neoliberal influences on American higher education and the consequences for social work programmes
Author: Hanesworth, Carolyn

Evidence & Policy

Why, whose, what and how? A framework for knowledge mobilisers
Author: Ward, Vicky

Mobilising knowledge in complex health systems: a call to action
Authors: Holmes, Bev J; Best, Allan; Davies, Huw; Hunter, David; Kelly, Michael P; Marshall, Martin; Rycroft-Malone, Joanne

The limitations of quantitative social science for informing public policy
Authors: Jerrim, John; de Vries, Robert

Building the concept of research impact literacy
Authors: Bayley, Julie Elizabeth; Phipps, David

Applying the rational model of evidence-informed policy and practice in the real world
Authors: Gough, David; Boaz, Annette

Families, Relationships and Society

'People try and police your behaviour': the impact of surveillance on mothers and grandmothers' perceptions and experiences of infant feeding
Authors: Grant, Aimee; Mannay, Dawn; Marzella, Ruby

Let’s stop feeding the risk monster: Towards a social model of ‘child protection’
Authors: Featherstone, Brid; Gupta, Anna; Morris, Kate; Warner, Joanne

Towards a critical ecology of child development in social work: aligning the theories of Bronfenbrenner and Bourdieu
Author: Houston, Stan

Poverty and child neglect – the elephant in the room?
Author: Gupta, Anna

Domestic abuse and women with 'no recourse to public funds': the state's role in shaping and reinforcing coercive control
Author: Dudley, Rebecca Gail

International Journal of Care and Caring

Care and caring: interdisciplinary perspectives on a societal issue of global significance
Authors: Yeandle, Sue; Chou, Yueh-Ching; Fine, Michael; Larkin, Mary; Milne, Alisoun

There is an alternative: homines curans and the limits of neoliberalism
Author: Tronto, Joan

Social consequences of family care of adults: a scoping review
Author: Keating, Norah; Eales, Jacquie

Working longer, caring harder – the impact of 'ageing-in-place' policies on working carers in the UK and Sweden
Authors: Starr, Madeleine; Szebehely, Marta

Family care work: a policy-relevant research agenda
Authors: Moen, Phyllis; DePasquale, Nicole

Journal of Gender-Based Violence

Measuring violence to end violence: mainstreaming gender
Authors: Walby, Sylvia; Towers, Jude

Measuring domestic violence: context is everything
Author: Myhill, Andy

Identifying the key components of a 'whole family' intervention for families experiencing domestic violence and abuse
Authors: Stanley, Nicky; Humphreys, Cathy

Prostitution in (and out of) policy on violence against women and girls in the UK
Author: Coy, Maddy

'The edge to him was really, really nasty': abusive tactics used against informal supporters of domestic violence survivors
Author: Gregory, Alison Clare

Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

Benefits conditionality for disabled people: stylised facts from a review of international evidence and practice
Author: Baumberg Geiger, Ben

Welfare conditionality, benefit sanctions and homelessness in the UK: ending the 'something for nothing culture' or punishing the poor?
Author: Reeve, Kesia

Welfare conditionality and disabled people in the UK: claimants' perspectives
Authors: McNeill, Jenny; Scullion, Lisa; Jones, Katy; Stewart, Alasdair

Introduction to the special issue on 'Disability and Conditional Social Security Benefits'
Author: Baumberg Geiger, Ben

The bedroom tax in the Supreme Court: implications of the judgment
Author: Meers, Jed

Policy & Politics

Policy learning and policy failure: definitions, dimensions and intersections
Author: Dunlop, Claire A.

Improving policy implementation through collaborative policymaking
Authors: Ansell, Christopher; Sørensen, Eva; Torfing, Jacob

Relational wellbeing: re-centring the politics of happiness, policy and the self
Author: White, Sarah C.

Understanding the transfer of policy failure: bricolage, experimentalism and translation
Author: Stone, Diane

Policy myopia as a source of policy failure: adaptation and policy learning under deep uncertainty
Authors:Nair, Sreeja; Howlett, Michael

Voluntary Sector Review

Third sector independence: relations with the state in an age of austerity
Authors: Egdell, Valerie; Dutton, Matthew

The constraints on voluntary sector voice in a period of continued austerity
Author: Hemmings, Mike

Systemic practice and workplace as community: alternatives to managerialism
Author: Goh, Patrick C.H.

Independent advocacy services for looked-after children and young people: evidencing the impact
Author: Wood, Marsha

Third sector capacity building: the institutional embeddedness of supply
Authors:Dayson, Chris; Paine, Angela Ellis; Macmillan, Rob; Sanderson, Elizabeth


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