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COVID-19 Collection

There is little doubt the COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on our societies on a number of different levels. Our COVID-19 Collection showcases our content on this significant global challenge, regardless of specialisms, in order to encourage broader perspectives and collaborations across global and disciplinary boundaries.

The titles below, and many more to come, consider the variety of impacts the pandemic has had on society and allow authors to join the debate authoritatively and quickly. Titles in the COVID-19 Collection will include all book types, from accessible Shorts to research monographs, and are available in print and digital formats.

The first book in this collection was Martin Parker’s Life After COVID-19, featuring expert authors from across academia and civil society offering ideas that might put us on alternative paths for positive social change.

We would love to hear from you if you think your research would be a good fit. If you are interested and want to find out more, please get in touch with the Commissioning Editor for your subject area. If you think your work is particularly timely and could benefit from a shorter turnaround, you may be interested in our Rapid Responses.

Our COVID-19 Collection is also available on our Amazon Store.

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The Deadly Intersections of COVID-19

Race, States, Inequalities and Global Society

Edited by Sunera Thobani

This book showcases the impact of state responses to COVID-19 on marginalized communities. The authors analyse the lockdowns, immigration and border controls, vaccine trials, income support and access to healthcare across eight countries in Australasia, North America, Asia and Europe to reveal the internal inequities within and between countries.

Bristol Uni Press
  • ForthcomingHardback
  • ForthcomingEPUB

Minority Ethnic Prisoners and the COVID-19 Lockdown

Issues, Impacts and Implications

This insightful book identifies the risks posed by prison lockdowns to minority ethnic prisoners, foreign national prisoners and prisoners from Traveller and Roma communities who are disproportionately represented in prisons across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailableHardback
  • AvailableEPUB

Declaring a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

Between International Law and Politics

Addressing multiple empirical case studies, including COVID-19, this multidisciplinary book explores the relationship between international law and international relations to interrogate how a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) is declared and its role in how we collectively respond to outbreaks.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailableHardback
  • AvailableEPUB

The Next Welfare State?

UK Welfare after COVID-19

In this book, Chris Pierson argues that we will need to think quite differently about the British welfare state after COVID-19. He looks back to the welfare state’s origins and development as well as forwards, unearthing some surprising solutions in unexpected places.

Policy Press
  • AvailablePaperback
  • AvailableHardback
  • AvailableEPUB

Volume 1: Community and Society

Contributions to this volume engage directly with different urban communities around the world. They give voice to those who experience poverty, discrimination and marginalisation in order to put them in the front and centre of planning, policy and political debates that make and shape cities.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailableHardback
  • AvailableEPUB

Volume 2: Housing and Home

This book casts light on how the virus has impacted the experience of home and housing through the lens of wider urban processes around transportation, land use, planning policy, racism and inequality, and offers crucial insights for reforming cities to be more resilient to future crises.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailableHardback
  • AvailableEPUB

Volume 3: Public Space and Mobility

This international volume explores the transformations of public space and public transport in response to COVID-19, both those resulting from official governmental regulations and from everyday practices of urban citizens. The contributors discuss how the virus made urban inequalities clearer, and redefined public spaces in the “new normal”.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailableHardback
  • AvailableEPUB

Volume 4: Policy and Planning

Drawing from case studies across the globe, this book explores how the pandemic and the policies it has prompted have caused changes in the ways cities function. The contributors examine the advancing social inequality brought on by the pandemic and suggest policies intended to contain contagion whilst managing the economy in these circumstances.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailableHardback
  • AvailableEPUB

Life After COVID-19

The Other Side of Crisis

Edited by Martin Parker

Almost every aspect of society will change after the pandemic, but if we learn lessons then life can be better. Featuring expert authors from across academia and civil society, this book offers ideas that might put us on alternative paths for positive social change.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailablePaperback
  • AvailableEPUB

Emergency Powers in a Time of Pandemic

Written by an expert on constitutional law and human rights, this accessible book explores how human rights, democracy and the rule of law can be protected during a pandemic and how emergency powers can best be ended once it wanes.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailablePaperback
  • AvailableEPUB

Cities and Communities Beyond COVID-19

How Local Leadership Can Change Our Future for the Better

Drawing on a decade of research, an internationally renowned expert explains how cities and communities can develop recovery strategies following the COVID-19 pandemic that promote social, economic and environmental justice.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailablePaperback
  • AvailableEPUB

Why Face-to-Face Still Matters

The Persistent Power of Cities in the Post-Pandemic Era

Why do businesses still value urban life over the suburbs or countryside? This accessible book makes the case for Face-to-Face contact, still considered crucial to many 21st century economies, and provides tools for thinking about the future of places from market towns to World Cities.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailablePaperback
  • AvailableHardback
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Our journals have published special issues and themed sections covering many aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global DiscourseJournal of Psychosocial Studies Families, Relationships and SocietiesInternational Journal of Care and Caring

Special issues of Global Discourse: An interdisciplinary journal of current affairs

COVID-19 and the Politics of Fear

Guest Edited by Matthew Flinders, Dan Degerman and Matthew Johnson

Pandemic Politics in the Persian Gulf

Guest Edited by Luciano Zaccara and Simon Mabon

Special issues of the Journal of Psychosocial Studies

Psychosocial Research In Covid-19 Times

Guest Edited by Silvia Posocco and Stephen Frosh

 

Themed sections from Families, Relationships and Societies

Special issues of the International Journal of Care and Caring

Care, caring, and the global COVID-19 pandemic

Guest Edited by Michael Fine and Joan Tronto