Publishing with Purpose
Social issues regularly arise that need social commentary interventions responding swiftly to events to influence thinking, research, policy and practice.
Our new Rapid Responses - 20-40k words long, digital-only and published just six weeks from submission - aim to do just that, allowing authors to make a timely impact and influence thinking on current affairs. To achieve this short turnaround our Rapid Responses follow a bespoke process to help get this important research and commentary out into the world as quickly as possible in EPUB and ePDF formats.
Our current Rapid Responses focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and can also be found in our COVID-19 Collection which also includes longer titles and a range of print formats as well as these digital only works.
Rapid Responses will be written by international academics, policy makers and professionals, charity sector workers and activists to inspire and motivate by presenting alternative paths for social change.
If you are researching the pandemic and think your work would be a good fit, please get in touch with the Commissioning Editor for your subject area. If you think your work would benefit from a longer form, or a physical publication, you may be interested in our COVID-19 Collection.
Volume 1: US Perspectives
This book provides accessible insights into pressing social problems in the United States in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and proposes public policy responses for victims and justice, precarious populations, employment dilemmas and health and well-being.
Volume I: Response and Reassessment
Part of a series of three, this book showcases new research methods and emerging approaches. Focusing on Response and Reassessment, it has three parts: the first looks at the turn to digital methods; the second reviews methods in hand and the final part reassesses different needs and capabilities.
Volume II: Care and Resilience
Part of a series of three, this book connects themes of care and resilience, addressing their common concern with wellbeing. It has three parts: addressing researchers’ wellbeing, considering participants’ wellbeing, and exploring care and resilience as a shared and mutually entangled concern.
Volume III: Creativity and Ethics
Part of a series of three, this book explores dimensions of creativity and ethics. It has three parts: the first covers creative approaches to researching. The second considers concerns around research ethics and ethics more generally, and the final part addresses different ways of approaching creativity and ethics through collaboration.
Impacts and Responses
Bringing together a range of experts across various sectors, this important volume explores some of the key issues that have arisen in the Global South with the COVID-19 pandemic and offers vital insights into how they can be mitigated in some of the most challenging socio-economic contexts worldwide.
Volume 2: Global Perspectives
Published with SSSP, this book addresses the greatest social challenges facing the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors propose public policy solutions to help refugees, migrant workers, victims of human trafficking, indigenous populations and the invisible poor of the Global South.
This book provides an urgent critical exploration of how Social Work can and should respond to the COVID-19 crisis. It examines the ways that social work has responded in different nations across the Global North and Global South.
Voices of Lived Experience Of Poverty During COVID-19
Drawing on case studies from APLE Collective groups, this book interrogates the term ‘lived experience’. It critically investigates how knowledge gained from lived experiences of poverty is integral to developing effective COVID-19 policies.
- Currently not availableEPUB
Policy Making in a Global Pandemic
Drawing on case studies from the UK, China, Japan, New Zealand and the US this text explores policy responses to COVID-19 through the lens of risk. The book considers how different countries framed the pandemic, categorised their populations and communicated risk. It also evaluates the role of the media, conspiracy theories and hindsight.
- Currently not availableEPUB