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Articles and Book chapters


Ioakimidis, V. and Trimikliniotis, N. (2019) Imperialism, colonialism and a Marxist epistemology of 'critical peace' in Webb, S. "The Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work "

Lonodn: Routledge 

Ioakimidis, V (2018) Social Work in Global Context – Reflections on a Rapidly Changing Profession in Lotko, M "Social Work Case Analysis; Global Perspectives", Riga: Riga Stradins University Publications


Ioakimidis, V., (2018). Domesticating radicalism or radicalising domestic politics? A reply to Trimikliniotis. Global Discourse. 8 (2), 321-324


Campbell, J., Ioakimidis, V. and Maglajlic, RA., (2018). Social work for critical peace: A comparative approach to understanding social work and political conflict. European Journal of Social Work, 1-12


Harrop, D. and Ioakimidis V (2017) Practising social work in a ‘stateless state’; an exploration of the views, experiences and practice of children and family social workers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, European Journal of Social Work 


Lavalette, M & Ioakimidis, V (2016). "Popular” Social Work In Extremis: Two case studies on collective welfare responses to social crisis situations. Social theory, Empirics, Policy and Practice, 13(2): 117-132


Ioakimidis, V. (2015). An evaluation of the contribution of radical social work theory in the Mental Health services. In The contribution of social work in Psychiatry. Koundi-Chronopoulou, Kalliopi L., Tzedaki, Maria, Passa, Maria & Papadimitriou, Georgios N. Athens: Parisianou. 139-150.


Ioakimidis, V (2015) The two faces of Janus; Rethinking social work in the context of conflict. Social Dialogue, issue 10


Ioakimidis, V. (2015), Neocolonialism in Social Work, in Wright, D (editor in chief) International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences 2nd Edition, Elsevier 


Ioakimidis, V., Cruz Santos, C. & Martinez Herrero, I. (2015). Reconceptualizando el Travajo Social en Europa Del Sur; El retorno de la política “en tiempos de malestares” [The return of the ‘political’ in times of crisis] in Servicios Sociales y Política Social  Accepted for publication


Ioakimidis,V, Cruz Santos, C & Martinez Herrero, I (2014). Reconceptualizing Social Work in times of crisis: An examination of the cases of Greece, Spain and Portugal. International Social Work 57(4 -special edition, edited by Abye Tasse): 285-300.


Ioakimidis, V. (2013). Beyond the dichotomies of cultural and political relativism: arguing the case for a social justice based ‘global social work’ definition. Critical and Radical Social Work 1(2): 183-199.


Ioakimidis, V. & Teloni, D. (2013). Greek social work and the never-ending crisis of the welfare state. Critical and Radical Social Work 1(1): 31-49.


Ioakimidis, V. (2011). Expanding imperialism, exporting expertise; International social work and the Greek project (1946-1974). International Social Work 54(4): 505-519.


Ioakimidis, V (2013). Omonoia Nicosia: when the 'communist bandits' formed a football team. In ‘Capitalism and Sport: Politics, Protest, People and Play’. Lavalette, M, Bookmarks, London.


Ioakimidis V and Neocleous L (2012) “The historical development of social insurance and social welfare policies in Cyprus” in Peristianis et al (2012) The social Profile of Cyprus, EKKE, Athens-Nicosia


Ioakimidis V (2012) “The dark side of Greek Social Work History” in Ioakimidis V (eds) (2012) Social Work For Social Justice, Ion Publishers, Athens (in Greek).


Ioakimidis V (2012) “Fundamental Rights, Border Controls and Visa Policy in Cyprus” in FRA Annual Report. Fundamental Rights Agency. Council of Europe.


Ioakimidis V and Lavalette, M. (2011) “International social work or social work internationalism?: Radical social work in global perspective”, in Lavalette M , Radical Social Work today, Policy Press,


Ioakimidis V. (2011) “Welfare under Warfare: the Greek struggle for emancipatory social welfare (1940-1944)” in Lavalette M and Ioakimidis V, Social Work in Extremis, Lessons for Social Work Internationally, Policy Press, Bristol


Hinestroza C and Ioakimidis.V (2011) “In search of emancipatory social work practice in contemporary Colombia; working with the internally displaced in Bogota”, in Lavalette M and Ioakimidis V, Social Work in Extremis, Lessons for Social Work Internationally, Policy Press.


Ioakimidis V and Mpithimitris G, (2009), “Promoting wellbeing in a classless society; the unfulfilled prophesy” in Thompson N and Bates J (edt) Workplace and Wellbeing, Palgrave Macmillan, London.


Ioakimidis V (2008), “Approaching the Political Dimension of “Neutrality” in Social Work Research: A Greek Paradigm” in Michailides M. (edt), Research Synergies in Social Professions, Carocci, Rome.

Keynote Conference Presentations

2017 Whose Peace? Reclaiming the Social in the Peace Process, Honorary Lecture in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the School of Social Work, University of Santander, Colombia


2017 Social Work and Social Movements in a Changing Europe. Keynote Presentation in celebration of the World Social Work Day, 20 March, University of Pristina, Kosovo


2017 Perspectives in academic scholarship and writing; the case of international social work, 14/1, invited Keynote Presentation, in Social Work Education in Africa, University of Nairobi, Kenya


2016, BASW Independents Conference 2016: Threat or opportunity? Independent practice within a changing political climate, Bristol, 


2016, DEMOS; designing a model for inclusive and politically engaged social work practice, University of Vilnius, National Conference, March 2016


2015 “Social work in Europe and the politics of Hope”, Keynote speaker Annual General meeting and conference, British Association of Social Workers (BASW)


2014 “Austerity, welfare reform and the reconceptualization of social work in Europe”.” Keynote Speaker- 9th National Social Policy Conference in Vittoria, Brazil, July 2014.


2014 “Social work and Social Justice; a critical evaluation of theory and practice in troubled times”. Annual Honorary Lecture of the Faculty of Law (Social Work Unit), Zagreb University, May 2014


2014 “Challenges, contradictions and dilemmas in international social work: A radical approach. Invited Keynote presentation and participation to the conference’s ‘scientific committee’ - Athens School of Social Work (Greece).


2013 “Internationalising Social Work; challenges and prospects” in “Realities and challenges for social workers as a profession in Labour market in Albania, November 25-26, University of Tirana


2013 “Social Work and Social Justice: rediscovering radical theory and practice in a time of austerity” 25th Nordic Conference of Social Work Schools "Social Work Teaching at the Intersection between Research and Practice" Tampere, Finland, August 28-30, 2013


2013, ‘Re-conceptualizing social work in South Europe’, Istanbul, 16-19 April, EASSW Symposium, ENSACT Global Social Work Conference.


2013 ‘Political Action and the History of disability movement in Greece’, Ljubljana Slovenia, ‘Against social Suffering: Social Work in Alliance with the People with disabilities in the Time of Crisis, University of Ljubljana, 19-21 June.


2012, “Social Work education and sectarian conflicts; the case of Cyprus” in social work practice in post-conflict and transition societies, University of Sarajevo, 21 November 2012.


2012, ‘Social Work in Extremis’, Kocaeli, Turkey, ‘Social Work Education in Europe: Current Development and Discussion’, 16-17 February


2011, “Ethical controversies in the development of International Social Work” CIF International Conference, Nicosia Cyprus (27-28 September)


2011, “Social Work and resistance across the globe” in 6th annual SWAN conference, Birmingham 15-16 April.


2011, “Critical dialogues in International Social Work”, in Cypriot Association of Social Workers, International Social Work Day, Nicosia 28/3/2011


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