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Organizations and Activism series

Series Editors: Daniel King, Nottingham Trent University and Martin Parker, Bristol University

From co-operatives to corporations, Occupy to Facebook, organizations shape our lives. They engage in politics as well as shaping the possible futures of policy making and social change. This new series will publish books that explore how politics happens within and because of organizations. We want to explore how activism is organized, and how activists change organizations. This is a topic of huge relevance to scholars in management, sociology, politics, geography and beyond, and is becoming ever more important as demands for impact and engagement change the way that academics imagine their work.

The series will consider organizations and organizing in the broadest sense. Our books will offer critical examinations of organizations as sites of or targets for activism, and we will also assume that our authors are themselves agents of change. Books may focus on specific organizations, industries or fields, or they may be arranged around particular themes. Topics might include -

  • The alternative economy
  • Surveillance, whistleblowing and human rights
  • Digital politics
  • Environmental organizations
  • Activism and the pharmaceutical industry
  • NGOs in the global south
  • Religious groups and activism
  • Feminism and anarchist organization
  • The law and radical social movements
  • Action research and co-production
  • Activism and the neoliberal university

Organizations and Activism
will be a multidisciplinary series. Contributions from all and any relevant fields (for example, development studies, cultural studies and the humanities) will be welcomed, and this disciplinary diversity will be reflected in the series advisory board (see below). The series will be international in outlook, and proposals from outside the English speaking global north are particularly welcome.

Books in the series will typically be between 70,000 – 90,000 words in length. Authored books are preferred, but high-quality, cohesive edited volumes are welcome. Our books will tend to be written for academic audiences, although the nature of this series means that we will encourage authors to consider how their work can be made accessible to non-specialist readers. 

Download the series flyer here.

International advisory board

  • Rafael Alcadipani da Silveira, FGV EAESP, Brazil
  • Grietje Baars, City, University of London, UK
  • George Cheney, University of Colorado, USA
  • Bill Cooke, University of York, UK
  • Alessia Contu, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
  • David Courpasson, EMLYON Business School, France
  • Sadhvi Dar, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • David Harvie, University of Leicester, UK
  • Chris Land, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • Marianne Maeckelbergh, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • Bronwen Morgan, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Sine Nørholm Just, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Peter North, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Craig Prichard, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Patrick Reedy, University of Hull, UK
  • Hugh Willmott, City, University of London, UK

If you want to discuss a proposal, email the series editors Daniel King at Nottingham Trent University on daniel.king@ntu.ac.uk, or Martin Parker at Bristol University on martin.parker@bristol.ac.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.