Social structures, inequalities and social justice

The way social relations are organised on the large scale, the making of social inequalities, and the pursuit of social justice, are among the most important concerns of social science - and of society as a whole. Research in these areas ranges from close-focus fieldwork to large-scale theoretical studies. It can involve research with international partners or cooperation with local communities or schools. Research in these areas is relevant to the teaching of Education and Social Work, because social inequalities produce many of the problems that social workers deal with, and shape the work of teachers and educational systems.