Glocalization processes in Russian social work
This article aims to identify the changes in institutions and discourses resulting from global/
local interaction in social work in today’s Russia. We consider the contribution of international
co-operation to the development of local institutions and discourses, focusing on emerging
discrepancies and contradictions between international and local actors. Based on a review of
relevant literature and mass media, survey data and interviews with social workers and managers
in an industrial region of Russia, we conclude that when global social work values are embedded
in local traditions, it can support the development of social work in Russia.