Despite the imposition of economic sanctions against Iraq in 1990, the social work academy has ignored the impact of this global social policy promoted by the international community. Though evidence existed for more than 10 years that sanctions contributed to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of children and other vulnerable groups in Iraq, while also crippling the nation's health care and social infrastructure, the profession has remained silent. The implications of this case study suggest a need for greater engagement by social work researchers and the profession on global issues.
"The Sound of Silence: Social Work, the Academy, and Iraq,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 31
, Article 10.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol31/iss2/10