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Submit a Manuscript to the China Journal of Social Work《中國社會工作期刊》16.1期徵稿 - 中國與以色列的社區治理


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While world-wide based evidence about the importance of communal resilience and bottom-up governance in confronting social turbulence and its detrimental impacts is piling up, the China Journal of Social Work will dedicate a special issue (expected publication date: April 2023) to the theme of “Community Governance in China and Israel”. This special issue aims to (1) introduce and discuss the latest developments in community governance in China and Israel; (2) compare the approaches, challenges and opportunities of community governance in China and Israel; (3) theorise the practical approaches of community governance and (4) shed light on the role of professionals (social workers and others) in shaping bottom-up communal governance and its deep meaning. All papers, including empirical and theoretical ones, that relate to the issue of community governance in China and/or in Israel are welcome.

Manuscript deadline: 16 September 2022

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Suggested Questions
  • What is the meaning of community governance in China/Israel?
  • How did community governance develop in China/Israel?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for the development of community governance in China/Israel?
  • What are the roles of social workers/NGOs practitioners in shaping community governance in China/Israel?
  • What difficulties and dilemmas are faced in adapting community governance theories in China/Israel?
  • How can we summarise and theorise the experiences of community governance in China/Israel?
Special Issue Editor(s)
Suo Deng, Peking University
Itay Greenspan, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ben Hok-bun Ku, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Lior Rosenberg, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem & Tel Aviv University

Submission Instructions
The China Journal of Social Work encourages submissions in English, but high-quality academic papers in Chinese are also welcomed. Authors who submit papers in Chinese are responsible for their translation after the manuscripts are accepted for publication. Abstracts of the papers are published in both English and Chinese. The Journal will bear the responsibility of translating abstracts to Chinese for papers that are submitted in English.

Authors who wish to submit a paper are asked to submit (by 16 September 2022) a full-length paper and a short abstract. Papers in English must not exceed 8,000 words and 10,000 characters in Chinese. Abstract in English should meet the length of 100-150 words and 130-170 characters in Chinese.

All submissions should be submitted via the journal’s submission portal (accessing it by clicking the “Submit an article” button on the journal’s website). More information on the journal website is available at http://www.tandfonline.com/rcsw


China Journal of Social Work (CJSW) is the first academic English journal jointly edited from Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland to focus on social work development taking place in China. The journal endeavours to provide a platform for scholars within and outside mainland China to share research, teaching and practice experiences and to facilitate critical dialogue between Chinese social workers and their international peers.

The journal welcomes submissions from all areas of social work theory and practice, social work education, social development, and social policy in the Chinese context. While the journal will primarily focus on the Chinese mainland, it welcomes contributions from other countries and regions, which have broad implications for social work internationally.

For more information, please visit: http://www.tandfonline.com/rcsw
Tel: +852 2766 7725 Fax: +852 2773 6558
Email: editor.cjsw@polyu.edu.hk
Dr Suo Deng: dengsuo@pku.edu.cn
Dr Ben Hok-bun Ku: ssbenku@polyu.edu.hk
Dr Lior Rosenberg: rosenberg.lior@gmail.com