Department of Administration and Organization Theory

Skivenes with chapter on professional discretion

Marit Skivenes has written a chapter with the title "Towards a new theory of professional discretion – the importance of reaching for the difficult".

Cold trip in the North - Tampere, Finland
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Marit Skivenes has contributed a chapter in an homage to Professor Tarja Pösö at the University of Tampere, Finland. The book’s title is “Meaningful Research – Perspectives on Social Work Investigator Missions”, edited by Rosi Enroos, Mikko Mätysaari & Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö.

Skivenes shares some of her recent discussions with Pösö on the exercise of discretion in child protection systems, and what comparative research on social workers in child protection systems teach us about the meaning and significance of social work research.