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Dr. Filipe Duarte

Filipe Duarte
Assistant Professor
Office: 238, 167 Ferry Street
Windsor, ON N9A 0C5
Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 3077

Scholarly Interests/Areas of Expertise

  • Social citizenship rights
  • Comparative social policies
  • Political economy of the welfare state
  • Politics of austerity
  • Structural approaches to social work and social policy
  • Human rights
  • International social work
  • Sustainable development

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., School of Social Work, Carleton University, Canada
  • M.S.W. (Phil.), Instituto Superior Miguel Torga, Portugal
  • B.S.W. (Hon.), Instituto Superior Miguel Torga, Portugal


Dr. Filipe Duarte is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Windsor. He specializes in the themes of social citizenship rights, comparative social policies, political economy of the welfare state, politics of austerity, structural social work, human rights, and international social work in their relevance to the sustainable development goals. He has published on a broad range of issues regarding social citizenship rights and social policy, the political ontology of social work, Marxist political economy, politics of austerity, populism and human rights violations, and more recently the sustainable development goals. Dr. Duarte began his social work practice in Portugal. Aging population, child maltreatment, children with special needs, social assistance, violence against women, and addiction issues have been his areas of social work practice. Since 2012 his work has been global and local in scope.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles (Peer-reviewed)

Duarte, F. (2018). T. H. Marshall is alive! A manifesto for a 21st century public welfare state. Critical and Radical Social Work Journal, 6, (1), 51-65.

Amira, R., Ballantyne, N. & Duarte, F. (2018). Promoting the empowerment and liberation of people in Palestine. Critical and Radical Social Work Journal, 6, (1), 119-122.

Duarte, F. (2017). The Challenge of Right-Wing Populism for Social Work, Social Dialogue, 17 (5), 36-38, (Special Issue on Populism and Social Work).

Duarte, F. (2017). Reshaping Political Ideology in Social Work: A Critical Perspective, Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Journal, 29 (2), 34-44.

Duarte, F. (2016). (Building) a Political Agenda for Social Work, Social Dialogue, 14, 18-20.

Duarte, F. (2015). A Violação dos Direitos Sociais nos Paises do Sul da Europa [The Violation of Social Rights in Southern European Countries], Revista Intervenção Social, 42/45, 25-41, [Social Intervention Journal, 42/45, 25-41].

Academic Blogs and Policy Think Thanks (Peer-reviewed)

Duarte, F. (2020, October 5). Canada is starting to answer the call on UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Conversation Canada. Available at:

McArthur, J. & Duarte, F. (2020, April 17). Prioritizing Collective Responsibilities in the Response to COVID-19. Canadian Dimension. Available at:

Duarte, F. (2020, January). Background paper on the archival media research: Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail (1975-1985). The Canadian South East Asia Refugee Historical Research Project: Hearts of Freedom. Available at: | Hearts of Freedom website:

Duarte, F. (2019, March 5). Europäisierung der Renten- und Arbeitslosenversicherung [Europeanising pensions and unemployment insurance]. [, translated by Jürgen Klute, originally published in Social Europe on March 5, 2019].

Duarte, F. (2019, March 5). Europeanising pensions and unemployment insurance. [Social Europe, Berlin, Germany].

Duarte, F. (2019, February 5). Marx's method of political economy. [Blog Progress in Political Economy (PPE), Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney, Australia].

Duarte, F. (2017, October 14). Confronting Right-Wing Populism. Blog Re-Imagining Social Work in Aotearoa New Zealand (RSW), RSW Editorial Collective, New Zealand.

Duarte, F. (2017, September 7). Orchestrating Austerity. Blog Progress in Political Economy (PPE), Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney, Australia.

Duarte, F. (2017, August 2). Guest post: The renaissance of critical and radical social work? - ‘Boot Out Austerity’ – a new momentum for social work political activism. BASW Chair's Blog, The British Association of Social Workers, UK.

Duarte, F. (2017, July 31). Revisiting Marx's Approach to Ideology. Blog Progress in Political Economy (PPE), Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney, Australia.

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