Peace as opportunity for social justice: Establishment of new social change organizations in Israel in the wake of the Oslo Peace Accords

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Abstract

The social work profession is committed to the promotion of peace and social justice. It is often assumed that peacetime enables diverting resources and attention to the promotion of disadvantaged groups. However, little is known about the mechanisms. This study of the Israeli experience following the Oslo Peace Accords suggests that one potential mechanism is the development of social change organizations (SCOs) in the wake of peace. Findings indicate growth in SCO establishment in the periphery and small towns, in vulnerable groups, and in the Israeli Palestinian (Arab) citizen minority group. Implications for social work are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-382
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Social Work
Volume61
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2018

Keywords

  • Advocacy
  • Israel
  • macro practice
  • Oslo Peace Accords
  • peace
  • social change organizations
  • social work values

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