Democracy, power and governance
In these politically turbulent times, questions about democracy, power and society are frequently raised. How does power work in society? Can we ever achieve equal rights when the power dynamics in society are so skewed?
With the UN Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions in focus, our publishing in this area addresses questions like these from multiple angles, from extensive research into democratic governance and the concept of political power, to the role of power between different nations in foreign policy negotiations.
Bristol University Press and Policy Press are signed up to the UN SDG Publishers Compact. In Democracy, power and governance, we aim to address the following goal:
Promise and Performance Since Devolution
Written by leading experts in the field, this book provides a comprehensive account of devolved politics and government in Wales and the powers and policy of the National Assembly.
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Should the line be maintained between nature and cultural, the biological and the informational, the human and the planetary? Kriti Kapila argues that anthropology provides an essential set of tools for analysing our social reality and makes a case for its unique insights into our human connection, relatedness and exchange.
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Exclusion Despite Inclusion
Since the Earth Summit of 1992, the UN has increased its attention toward civil society, but there has been little analysis of the resulting intergovernmental practices. This book examines the future of international organizations, multilateralism, and how forms of exclusion in civil society are subject to intergovernmental negotiations.
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How and why we must build a more compassionate society
The help we give to others can be more effective and more just if we cultivate greater levels of compassion. Jason Wood reviews the research and talks to experts from across the world to make the moving case for greater compassion in public life.
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How Digital Technologies are Stifling Public Debate and What to Do About It
This book explores how digital technologies shape our opinions and interactions, often in ways that limit our exposure to diverse perspectives and therefore can fuel polarization. Drawing on the ancient art of controversy, (arguing all sides of a case) it offers a way to revive public debate as a source of trust and legitimacy in our society.
Resources for Life in a Technoscientific World
Scientific and technical expertise, now largely understood as the ultimate source of authoritative knowledge, are vital to how our societies operate. This punchy introduction to thinking about science-society relations draws on research and concepts to argue for the importance of knowing.
This compelling book underscores the significance of the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland, making a significant contribution to the literature and proposing recommendations on how it could enhance both its efficiency and its reputation.
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Myanmar Universities’ Struggle against Authoritarianism
This book argues that Myanmar’s resistance is deeply rooted in its university spaces. Drawing on the experiences of key actors – rectors, professors, students and activists – the book offers a compelling narrative about the life of the country following the latest coup d’état, an event that continues to puzzle the international community.
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Cases and Theories
Examining high profile cases including Kiriakou, Snowden, Foxley and Assange, this book offers crucial insights into the subject of whistleblowing.
Policy & Politics
The Use and Abuse of Participatory Governance by Populist Governments [Free]
Agnes Batory and Sara Svensson
Elite capture of local participatory governance
Wahed Waheduzzaman, Sharif As-Saber and Mohotaj Binte Hamid
The Effects of Economic Crises on Participatory Democracy
Pau Alarcón et al
European Journal of Politics and Gender
Themed Section on: Women, Media and Politics
Special issue: Politics and gender: rocking political science and creating new horizons featuring:
Taking implementation seriously in assessing success: the politics of gender equality policy
Power, knowledge and the politics of gender in the Global South [Open Access]
Feminist international relations: some research agendas for a world in transition
Themed issue on: The Politics of Negative Emotions
Themed issue on: Cultivating New Post-secular Political Space
Themed issue on: The Limits of EUrope: Identities, Spaces, Values
Themed issue on: Militancy and the working class: The case of Northern Ireland
Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice
Imperfect democracy and economic freedom
Ryan H. Murphy
Do Democratic governors lower economic freedom? A regression discontinuity approach
William B Hankins and Gary A. Hoover
The Political Red Queen
Giampaolo Garzarelli and Emma Galli
The political economy of state building
Ilia Murtazashvili and Jennifer Murtazashvili