Social work in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Maglajlic, Reima Ana and Selimovic, Jasmina (2014) Social work in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ERIS Web Journal, 5 (1). pp. 17-29. ISSN 1804-0454

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The article aims to provide a brief overview of the legacy of social welfare and social work within former Yugoslavia and how it was enacted and practised in Bosnia and Herzegovina (one of six states within it) as well as the key changes that followed during and after the 1992-1996 war in this country. The overview also highlights specific roles of both international organisations and local decision makers during and after the war and how it impacted both grassroots social work practice and the changing needs of people who use services – particularly the ever increasing experience of poverty and it’s various impacts. Within a complex and politicised governance structure, key issues for consideration of the future role for the profession are highlighted.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: social work, political conflict, Bosnia and Herzegovina, welfare system, INGOs
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV0040 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice Including social case work, private and public relief, institutional care, rural social work, work relief
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV0544.5 International social work
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Depositing User: Reima Ana Maglajlic
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2016 10:04
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 20:08

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