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Life After COVID-19

The Other Side of Crisis

Edited by Martin Parker

Published

12 Aug 2020

Page count

200 pages

ISBN

978-1529215397

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

12 Aug 2020

Page count

200 pages

ISBN

978-1529215403

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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    Life After COVID-19

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    'Building a better world post-pandemic' in Bristol 24/7

    What might the world look like in the aftermath of COVID-19?

    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.

    A rapid intervention into current commentary and debate, Life After COVID-19 looks at a wide range of topical issues including the state, co-operation, work, money, travel and care. It invites us to see the pandemic as a dress rehearsal for the larger problem of climate change, and it provides an opportunity to think about what we can improve and how rapidly we can make changes.

    “Insights from lockdown to help us focus on what we need to change with inspirational scaffolding to help us build our collective journey.” Dick Penny, Creative Producer

    "A very timely and important book. We owe a duty to those who have suffered and died from COVID-19 to use the opportunity to rethink how we organise our society. Martin Parker has gathered a diverse and insightful range of experts to help us do just that." Henry Leveson-Gower, Promoting Economic Pluralism

    "A post-coronavirus world enabling everyone to live a fulfilling life is possible. This book by leading academics shows how and should be essential reading for policymakers and others." Prem Sikka, Emeritus Professor of Accounting, University of Essex

    “This timely collection brings together a rich range of perspectives to shed light on the critical questions of our time – how do we truly build back better and what is “better” when so much needs to change?” Katherine Trebeck, the Wellbeing Economy Alliance

    "A collection of thought-provoking, desperately needed essays, guiding thinking towards a better future for all. It’s a call to action which needs to be heard in the corridors of power.” David Sproxton, Aardman Animations

    Martin Parker is Professor of Organization Studies at the University of Bristol and lead for the Inclusive Economy Initiative. His most recent books are 'Shut Down the Business School' (Pluto 2018) and 'Anarchism, Management and Organization' (Routledge 2020).

    Beginning, Again ~ Martin Parker;

    Telling a New Story ~ David Hunter;

    A World of Care ~ Neil Howard;

    From Conflict to Collaboration ~ Emilia Melville, Hen Wilkinson;

    The Contested Home ~ Harriet Shortt, Michal Izak;

    Working Lives ~ Vanessa Beck, Vanesa Fuertes, Daiga Kamrāde, Clare Lyonette, Tracey Warren;

    Democracy and Work ~ Alex Bird, Pat Conaty, Anita Mangan, Michael McKeown, Cilla Ross, Simon Taylor;

    New Foodscapes ~ Jonathan Beacham, Alice Willatt;

    Cash ~ Dan Tischer, Jamie Evans, Sara Davies;

    Artificial Intelligence ~ Dan McQuillan;

    Resilience and the City ~ Malu Villela;

    The Nation and the State ~ Bridget Anderson;

    Unleadership ~ Carol Jarvis, Selen Kars-Unluoglu, Hugo Gaggiotti;

    Carbon and Climate ~ Colin Nolden, Michele Stua;

    Growth ~ Kate Simpson, Jonathan Gosling, Ed Gillespie;

    Innovation and Responsibility ~ Richard Owen;

    Together into a Future ~ Miki Kashtan