«The inclusive side of citizenship»: implications for social work research

Maria Chiara Pedroni, Laura Pinto, Maria Turati

Our researches highlight that social work research can provide participants with the opportunity to actively contribute to wider public discourse regarding the citizenship of vulnerable persons. Specifically, here we refer to a practice research framework, which is strongly related to social work practice, in order to improve its quality, and based on a constructivist approach (Pain, 2011). In this kind of social work research, key points are the collaboration between academics, practitioners and service users and a strong attachment to social work values (Pain, 2011).


Citizenship, participation, social work research, vulnerable groups, advocacy.