Editorial: Is there a renaissance of radical social work?


  • Fraser Heather
  • Liz Beddoe University of Auckland
  • Neil Ballantyne Open Polytechnic of New Zealand




Editorial for issue 29(2).


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How to Cite

Heather, F., Beddoe, L., & Ballantyne, N. (2017). Editorial: Is there a renaissance of radical social work?. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 29(2), 1–5. https://doi.org/10.11157/anzswj-vol29iss2id413