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Economics and Society

Our new list publishes research monographs, edited collections, student texts and books aimed at general readers.

Economics and society is a space for work that emerges from all of the major fields of economics, as well as scholarship  which sits at the boundaries between economics and other disciplines such as history, geography, law and sociology. Inclusive and interdisciplinary in spirit, we welcome theoretical contributions as well as proposals that address the global social challenges of the 21st century.

If you are interested in working with us, please contact Paul Stevens (details and contact information below).  

Browse Economics and Society articles on our Transforming Society blog.


Paul Stevens

Meet the Editor

Paul Stevens, Senior Commissioning Editor

I joined Bristol in 2017, having spent several years commissioning psychology and linguistics textbooks with Palgrave Macmillan. Before that I worked in a variety of roles for Pearson Education and Cambridge University Press.

Every book is the product of an author’s vision (and perseverance), but collaboration is a critical part of the editor’s job. From the initial pitch and proposal, and all the way through to publication and beyond, I enjoy working with authors to help shape their ideas and ensure that their publication makes a lasting contribution. It’s a pleasure to be able to do this at a press which values quality over quantity, and that’s unafraid to push the boundaries a little bit.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to our Economics and Society list, please contact me at paul.stevens@bristol.ac.uk or visit our information for authors page to download our proposal guidelines.