Social Work in Transition - SOWIT


On this page we give only publications in English. For the publications in Dutch, you can look at

We make an exception for two books, published as a result of the SOWEDO-project (2007-2010) and the follow up:

Peeters, J. (ed.) (2010). Een veerkrachtige samenleving. Sociaal werk en duurzame ontwikkeling [A resilient society. Social work and sustainable development]. Berchem: EPO, 424 p. ISBN: 978-90-6455-653-4
To give an idea of the scope of the book, you can download the translated table of content.

Peeters, J. (ed.) (2015). Veerkracht en burgerschap. Sociaal werk in transitie [Resilience and citizenship. Social work in transition]. Berchem: EPO, 350 p. ISBN 978 94 6267 044 0
Here you will find the translated table of content.

Peeters, J. (2017). Promoting sustainability by a paradigm shift towards commons. In M. Rinkel & M. Powers (eds.), Social Work Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability: A Workbook for Global Social Workers and Educators (Chapter 11, 146-160). The International Federation of Social Workers.

Peeters, J. (2017). Thinking about Commons: A post-capitalist perspective for social work. In A-L. Matthies & K. Närhi (eds.), The Ecosocial Transition of Societies: The contribution of social work and social policy (71-88). Abingdon: Routledge.

Peeters, J. (2016). Empowerment, resilience and social capital: building blocks for a sustainability transition. In J. McKinnon & M. Alston (eds.), Ecological social work: Towards sustainability (197-217). London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Peeters, J. (2016). A safe and just space for humanity: the need for a new concept of well-being. In J. McKinnon & M. Alston (eds.), Ecological social work: Towards sustainability (177-196). London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Raymaekers, P. (2016). Social Impact Assessment for social workers. In J. McKinnon & M. Alston (eds.), Ecological social work: Towards sustainability (112-124). London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Vandenabeele, J., Van Poeck, K. & Peeters, J. (2016). Building sustainable urban communities. In J. McKinnon & M. Alston (eds.), Ecological social work: Towards sustainability (78-93). London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Peeters, J. (2016). Commentary on Harry Kunneman's 'The political importance of voluntary work'. Foundations of Science (Special issue Meaningfulness, Volunteering, Citizenship) 21(2), 433-438. First online: 20 Dec 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s10699-014-9404-9.

Peeters, J. (2015).Towards social-ecological practice: social work and the sustainability transition. In M. Cattelain & V. de Moriamé (dir.), De l’indignation à l’action: modes actuels d’action et de mobilisation sociale, Charleroi: Éditions de l’Université Ouverte, 57-74. ISBN: 2-87306-124-3

Peeters, J. (2013). The green voluntarism of Lena Dominelli [Review of L. Dominelli, Green Social Work. From Environmental Crises to Environmental Justice, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2012]. Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice, 22(1), 79-84.

Peeters, J. (2012). Social work and sustainable development. Towards a social-ecological practice model. Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice, 21(3), 5-26.

Peeters, J. (2012). Sustainable development: A mission for social work? A normative approach. Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice, 21(2), 5-22.

Peeters, J. (2012). Towards social-ecological practice. Social work and the sustainability transition [abstract]. Programme Symposium ‘From indignation towards action. Current tendencies for social action and mobilisation’, CIFoP, Charleroi, May 25, p.20.

Peeters, J. (2012). The place of social work in sustainable development: Towards ecosocial practice. International Journal of Social Welfare, 21(3), 287-298. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00856.x

Peeters, J. (2012). A comment on ‘Climate change: social workers’ roles and contributions to policy debates and interventions’. International Journal of Social Welfare, 21(1), 105-107. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00847.x

Peeters, J. (2011). Social sustainable development and social work [abstract]. In J. Agten & F. Gillet (Eds.),Social Action in Europe: Sustainable social development and economic challenges, Conference Book, Brussels 10-13 April, p. 14.

Peeters, J. (2009). Orientation of social work on sustainable development [abstract]. In: Social action in Europe: different legacies & common challenges, 1st ENSACT Joint European Conference, Dubrovnik, p.171