Citizenship and Social Development

Citizen Participation and Community Involvement in Social Welfare and Social Policy

by Litsa Nicolaou-Smokoviti (Volume editor) Heinz Sünker (Volume editor) Julia Rozanova (Volume editor)
Conference proceedings 609 Pages


This interdisciplinary book includes contributions from scholars from different parts of the world from the fields of political science, economy, sociology, social work, philosophy, and education. The major topics deal with contemporary challenges in social analysis, social theories, social policy, social work. Its special focus is aiming at questions of social development in the context of citizen’s participation and involvement in social welfare and social policy. Therefore the overall perspective is connected to questions of democracy in theory and practice, the question of the democratisation of all institutions and of everyday life. The contributions gain a special relevance in the contemporary time of social crisis – both within and beyond the European Union.


ISBN (Hardcover)
Publication date
2013 (December)
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 609 pp., 33 tables, 20 graphs

Biographical notes

Litsa Nicolaou-Smokoviti (Volume editor) Heinz Sünker (Volume editor) Julia Rozanova (Volume editor)

Litsa Nicolaou-Smokoviti is Professor Emeritus of Economy at the University of Piraeus (Greece). Heinz Sünker is Professor of Social Pedagogy and Social Policy at the University of Wuppertal (Germany). Julia Rozanova is Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Therapy at the University of British Columbia (Canada). Victoria Pekka Economou is Professor in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Piraeus.


Title: Citizenship and Social Development