This book has had a long gestation, and our warm thanks go to the contributors and Sydney University Press for their patience.

A small grant from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The University of Sydney brought the contributors together in 2011, and we would like to thank Dr Gyu-Jin Hwang for his support in the early stages.

We would also like to thank Rhondda Hollis, Assistant Editor of the Australian Review of Public Affairs, for her always cheerful and careful assistance with copyediting and proofreading.

Gabrielle would like to thank her colleagues at Stockholm University’s Department of Social Work, especially Tommy Lundström and Marta Szebehely, for giving her time to finish the book when they had the right to demand her full attention.

Gabrielle Meagher and Susan Goodwin
April 2014