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  Subjects -> SOCIAL SERVICES AND WELFARE (Total: 183 journals)
Journal of Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (14 followers)
Journal of Social Policy and Social Work in Transition     Full-text available via subscription   (4 followers)
Journal of Social Service Research     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (99 followers)
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (6 followers)
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access  
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (17 followers)
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (15 followers)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Migration Action     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
Mundos do Trabalho     Open Access  
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (6 followers)
Nonprofit Policy Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (3 followers)
Nordic Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy     Open Access   (5 followers)
Nouvelles pratiques sociales     Full-text available via subscription  
Parity     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
Partner Abuse     Full-text available via subscription   (3 followers)
Pedagogia i Treball Social : Revista de Cičncies Socials Aplicades     Open Access  
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (91 followers)
Personality and Social Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (19 followers)
Philosophy & Social Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (13 followers)
Practice: Social Work in Action     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
Psychoanalytic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Public Policy and Aging Report     Hybrid Journal  
Qualit@s Revista Eletrônica     Open Access  
Qualitative Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (16 followers)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
Race and Social Problems     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
Research on Language and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (11 followers)
Research on Social Work Practice     Hybrid Journal   (93 followers)
Review of Social Economy     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Revista Internacional De Seguridad Social     Hybrid Journal  
Revista Katálysis     Open Access  
Revista Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Safer Communities     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Science and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (17 followers)
Self and Identity     Hybrid Journal   (11 followers)
Service social     Full-text available via subscription  
Serviço Social & Sociedade     Open Access  
Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (3 followers)
Sexualidad, Salud y Sociedad (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access  
Social & Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Social and Personality Psychology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Social Behavior and Personality : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (6 followers)
Social Care and Neurodisability     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Social Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (12 followers)
Social Compass     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
Social Influence     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
Social Justice Research     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (10 followers)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
Social Policy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (77 followers)
Social Science Japan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
Social Semiotics     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
Social Studies of Science     Hybrid Journal   (18 followers)
Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (19 followers)
Social Work & Social Sciences Review     Full-text available via subscription   (12 followers)
Social Work Education: The International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (16 followers)
Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (11 followers)
Social Work With Groups     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
Sociedade e Estado     Open Access  
Society and Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
SourceOCDE Questions sociales/Migrations/Sante     Full-text available via subscription  
Soziale Passagen     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Sozialer Fortschritt     Full-text available via subscription   (1 follower)
Technical Aid to the Disabled Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Tempo Social     Open Access   (1 follower)
The Milbank Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Third Sector Review     Full-text available via subscription   (1 follower)
Third World Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
unsere jugend     Full-text available via subscription  
Violence and Victims     Full-text available via subscription   (6 followers)
Youth Studies Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
Zeitschrift für Hochschulrecht, Hochschulmanagement und Hochschulpolitik: zfhr     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)

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Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science    [50 followers]  Follow    
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
     ISSN (Print) 0002-7162 - ISSN (Online) 1552-3349
     Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [718 journals]   [SJR: 0.673]   [H-I: 44]
  • Preface
    • Pages: 6 - 7
      PubDate: 2014-01-30T14:20:26-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716213514197|hwp:resource-id:spann;652/1/6
      Issue No: Vol. 652, No. 1 (2014)
  • Overcoming Difficult Challenges: Bolstering Good Governance
    • Authors: Rotberg; R. I.
      Pages: 8 - 19
      PubDate: 2014-01-30T14:20:26-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716213513542|hwp:resource-id:spann;652/1/8
      Issue No: Vol. 652, No. 1 (2014)
  • South Africa's Key Challenges: Tough Choices and New Directions
    • Authors: Bernstein; A.
      Pages: 20 - 47
      Abstract: The article looks at the "tough choices" (per the National Development Plan) South Africa has to make to be a successful country. It provides policy recommendations and prescriptions for many of the critical issues facing South Africa. The most urgent policy challenges revolve around high levels of unemployment, the regulation of the labor market and the role of unions, the shortage of skills, and the education system. The solutions proposed include the relaxation of labor laws, which hinder entry into the labor market, especially for young people; the introduction of special economic zones; the adoption of an open migration regime for skilled migrants; and the establishment of low-fee private schools and private tertiary education providers. The article calls for bold and visionary leadership in South Africa to ensure that the "tough choices" needing to be made are implemented.
      PubDate: 2014-01-30T14:20:26-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716213508913|hwp:resource-id:spann;652/1/20
      Issue No: Vol. 652, No. 1 (2014)
  • Democracy at Risk? Politics and Governance under the ANC
    • Authors: Southall; R.
      Pages: 48 - 69
      Abstract: The negotiated settlement of 1994 established South Africa as a constitutional democracy. Under Nelson Mandela, the new democracy basked in a glow of national reconciliation, early growth, and optimism. Subsequently, however, the national sense of collective well-being has declined. Racial inequality has narrowed, but the fundamental features of the apartheid economy remain, including a significant section of the population living in absolute poverty, despite the efforts of the government to combine economic growth with redistribution. Given the continued entrenchment of white economic power, the African National Congress (ANC) has sought to use its capture of the state to promote the empowerment of blacks. However, having assumed the characteristics of a "dominant party" assured of successive election victories, the ANC now presides over a party-state whose accountability leaves much to be desired, providing opportunity and scope for corrupt and predatory behavior by significant elements of the party’s elite. Further merging of party and state challenges constitutionalism and threatens the rule of law. It is only when the ANC’s electoral hegemony is eroded that we will discover whether, if faced by loss of power, it will obey or disregard its democratic heritage.
      PubDate: 2014-01-30T14:20:26-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716213508068|hwp:resource-id:spann;652/1/48
      Issue No: Vol. 652, No. 1 (2014)
  • The Social and Political Implications of Demographic Change in
           Post-Apartheid South Africa
    • Authors: Seekings; J.
      Pages: 70 - 86
      Abstract: The cohort of young people born between the early 1980s and early 1990s consitute a demographic bulge in the South African population. The sheer size of this cohort renders it especially important in terms of the changing political, economic, and social life of the country. The cohort grew up for the most part after apartheid had ended, entered the labor market at a time of high unemployment, is having children as marriage is in decline, and reached voting age just as the African National Congress’s (ANC’s) moral stature began to decline. All these factors might be expected to result in distinctive disaffection and a propensity for dissent. In terms of their attitudes and behavior, however, this cohort looks much like older (or immediately preceding) cohorts of South Africans. Where this cohort is likely to leave its mark is in entrenching some of the social, economic, and political changes that, until recently, might have appeared transient.
      PubDate: 2014-01-30T14:20:26-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716213508265|hwp:resource-id:spann;652/1/70
      Issue No: Vol. 652, No. 1 (2014)
  • Meeting the Challenge of Unemployment?
    • Authors: Nattrass; N.
      Pages: 87 - 105
      Abstract: South Africa has one of the highest rates of unemployment in the world. Job creation is a national priority, yet labor-intensive options are derided by the trade union movement as an unacceptable throwback to the "cheap labor" policies of apartheid, and effectively ruled out by the government in its recent National Development Plan (NDP). Instead, minimum-wage setting in South Africa continues to contribute to job destruction (as evidenced most recently in the clothing industry). Policy-makers hope that support for high-productivity firms and rapid economic growth will make up for job losses and solve the unemployment problem. Unfortunately, South Africa’s economic performance has been comparatively disappointing and constrained by negative investor sentiment, especially with regard to the labor market. The NDP has called for a social accord between labor and capital. But the prospects are not promising, and unemployment is likely to remain a significant feature of the South African economic landscape.
      PubDate: 2014-01-30T14:20:26-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716213511189|hwp:resource-id:spann;652/1/87
      Issue No: Vol. 652, No. 1 (2014)
  • The Plight of Women and Children: Advancing South Africa's Least
    • Authors: Bower; C.
      Pages: 106 - 126
      Abstract: Despite South Africa having ratified several international and regional women’s and children’s rights treaties, and having one of the most admired constitutions in the world, the plight of women and children after 20 years of democracy remains, in many respects, dire—especially in rural communities. South Africa is a deeply conservative and patriarchal society, with high levels of violence in general and gender-based violence in particular. It has failed to create sufficient employment opportunities and to sustainably address intergenerational poverty, the latter of which impacts most severely rural women and children. HIV/AIDS has wreaked its most adverse effects on women and children. This context is exacerbated by breakdowns in the health, education, justice, and security sectors; the relative inaccessibility of services (such as health care, schooling, and housing); and the frequently poor quality of services when they are available.
      PubDate: 2014-01-30T14:20:26-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716213512086|hwp:resource-id:spann;652/1/106
      Issue No: Vol. 652, No. 1 (2014)
  • Post-1994 South African Education: The Challenge of Social Justice
    • Authors: Badat, S; Sayed, Y.
      Pages: 127 - 148
      Abstract: The formal end of apartheid was greeted with optimism and expectations. A new Government of National Unity with Nelson Mandela at its head signaled a new just and democratic social order, including social justice in and through education. Twenty years later, formally desegregated yet class-based educational institutions, continuing disparities and inequities, and poor academic achievement are key features of the contemporary educational order. This article considers how far South Africa has come since 1994 in realizing laudable constitutional and policy goals, especially equity, quality, and social justice in education. It argues, however, that, as a consequence of policy, the doors of learning remain firmly shut to the majority of South Africans. Some key strategies to advance social justice are identified. A failure to act now and with urgency to reform South Africa’s educational approach betrays constitutional ideals and leaves intact the systemic crisis of education that especially affects South Africa’s historically disadvantaged and marginalized peoples.
      PubDate: 2014-01-30T14:20:26-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716213511188|hwp:resource-id:spann;652/1/127
      Issue No: Vol. 652, No. 1 (2014)
  • Developing Possibilities for South African Youth: Beyond Limited
           Educational Choices?
    • Authors: Babson; A.
      Pages: 149 - 165
      Abstract: The South African government must do more to help learners at all educational levels position themselves for class mobility, economic security, and occupational fulfillment. As of the last quarterly labor force survey of 2012, the national unemployment rate was 24.9 percent. Almost three-quarters of the unemployed are between 15 and 34 years of age; and of them about two-thirds lack a matric qualification (equivalent to high school diploma), about one-third had such qualification but no more, and the remaining few had a tertiary qualification. It is obvious that the macroeconomic causes of structural unemployment need immediate attention; this article also argues that there should be concurrent efforts to promote high school completion rates and expand options for postsecondary education. Specifically, this article explains the yet-untapped power of multilingual education to improve learning and classroom engagement, and also looks to a handful of European postsecondary education models that offer accommodating and worker-friendly paths to occupational flourishing.
      PubDate: 2014-01-30T14:20:26-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716213514342|hwp:resource-id:spann;652/1/149
      Issue No: Vol. 652, No. 1 (2014)
  • South Africa's Key Health Challenges
    • Authors: Whiteside; A.
      Pages: 166 - 185
      Abstract: South Africa has an estimated 6.4 million people living with HIV, with more than 2 million already on treatment. The disease emerged in South Africa at the same time as the transition to democracy began in 1990. Although the country has seen considerable advances in many social spheres, the health sector has lagged. This lag is primarily because the HIV/AIDS epidemic results in an increased burden of disease in a cohort of people who would otherwise be healthy. This article warns that the all-pervasive nature of the epidemic will put other areas of development at risk. With economic development come new threats to the health of South Africans, including noncommunicable diseases and environmental change. Service delivery remains a challenge for the government at all levels, and the demands of not only South Africans but of migrants and refugees need to be considered.
      PubDate: 2014-01-30T14:20:26-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716213508067|hwp:resource-id:spann;652/1/166
      Issue No: Vol. 652, No. 1 (2014)
  • Curbing the Killing Fields: Making South Africa Safer
    • Authors: van der Spuy, E; Shearing, C.
      Pages: 186 - 205
      Abstract: South Africa is often held up as an enviable example of a country that avoided a full-blown civil war. Twenty years into the new constitutional democracy, however, the continuation of social conflict and criminal violence begs the question as to whether South Africa deserves to be described as "postconflict." In this article, we take stock of contemporary conversations about crime. First, key dimensions of South Africa’s crime problem are described, drawing on a composite report on violent crime published in 2009 by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (Johannesburg). We then focus on three recent episodes to illustrate some of the dimensions of violence in South Africa’s multifaceted society. Finally, we take stock of some select approaches to dealing with violent criminality and review ideas for containing crime and making South Africa safer.
      PubDate: 2014-01-30T14:20:26-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716213513540|hwp:resource-id:spann;652/1/186
      Issue No: Vol. 652, No. 1 (2014)
  • Accountability and the Media
    • Authors: Harber; A.
      Pages: 206 - 221
      Abstract: Two decades of contestation over the nature and extent of transformation in the South African news media have left a sector different in substantive ways from the apartheid inheritance but still patchy in its capacity to fill the democratic ideal. Change came fast to a newly open broadcasting sector, but has faltered in recent years, particularly in a public broadcaster troubled by political interference and poor management. The potential of online media to provide much greater media access has been hindered by the cost of bandwidth. Community media has grown but struggled to survive financially. Print media has been aggressive in investigative exposé, but financial cutbacks have damaged routine daily coverage. In the face of this, the government has turned its attention to the print sector, demanding greater—but vaguely defined—transformation and threatened legislation. This has met strong resistance.
      PubDate: 2014-01-30T14:20:26-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716213515154|hwp:resource-id:spann;652/1/206
      Issue No: Vol. 652, No. 1 (2014)
  • South Africa and Africa
    • Authors: Saunders; C.
      Pages: 222 - 237
      Abstract: This article examines aspects of the complex relationship between South Africa and the rest of Africa from the presidency of Nelson Mandela through those of Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma, showing how the relationship changed over time and exploring the influences that shaped South Africa’s policy on and toward the continent—a policy that has largely been determined by the presidency rather than the Department of Foreign Affairs/International Relations and Co-operation. To understand the changing relationship between South Africa and the rest of the continent, it is necessary to consider, first, the history before 1994, then the dramatically altered situation that the transfer of power in South Africa brought about, Thabo Mbeki’s interventionist approach to Africa in general, and Jacob Zuma’s ambiguous involvement in continental affairs. The article concludes with some speculative thoughts on the role that South Africa may play on the continent in the future.
      PubDate: 2014-01-30T14:20:26-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716213512986|hwp:resource-id:spann;652/1/222
      Issue No: Vol. 652, No. 1 (2014)
  • The Need for Strengthened Political Leadership
    • Authors: Rotberg; R. I.
      Pages: 238 - 256
      Abstract: South Africa desperately needs newly recommitted leadership capable of serving the entire nation, not a ruling class or a cohort of robber barons. It is conceivable that political leadership capable of building upon Mandela’s legacy and uplifting the nation and its people could come from within the ranks of the Democratic Alliance, from Agang, or from South Africa’s several other national political parties. But it is more likely to arise within the ANC, possibly through the deputy presidential and eventual presidential efforts of Cyril Ramaphosa or others within the dominant ANC not yet fully dedicated to assuming national leadership. But from wherever it comes, South Africa is ready and anxious to be renewed.
      PubDate: 2014-01-30T14:20:26-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716213514163|hwp:resource-id:spann;652/1/238
      Issue No: Vol. 652, No. 1 (2014)
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