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Our monographs, multi-authored and edited works include original scholarly research, thorough and structured reviews of important subjects and engaging works that push forward the boundaries of the disciplines in which we publish.

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Understanding Affordability

The Economics of Housing Markets

Written by two distinguished housing economists, this ambitious book tackles one of the most important socio-economic issues facing households today. Drawing from theoretical and empirical frameworks, the authors challenge conventional wisdoms in housing economics and policy and offer innovative recommendations to improve housing affordability.

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Understanding Abuse in Young People’s Intimate Relationships

Female Perspectives on Power, Control and Gendered Social Norms

Gender-based violence is explored from the perspective of young women in this essential guide for those working with young people.

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Uncovering Food Poverty in Ireland

A Hidden Deprivation

Offering a much-needed analysis of the overlooked crisis of food poverty in Ireland, this book brings together the complex picture emerging from interviews with users of food aid, explores the international landscape of food poverty and what action should be taken.

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Unarmed Civilian Protection

A New Paradigm for Protection and Human Security

Featuring contributions from around the world, this edited collection provides a comprehensive account of unarmed civilian protection (UCP). It brings together a wide range of UCP practices and provides an important illustration of the contributions UCP can make, while also discussing its limitations and failures.

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Unaccompanied Young Migrants

Identity, Care and Justice

Exploring in depth the journeys migrant youth take through the UK legal and care systems, this book contributes new thinking, from a social justice perspective, on migration and human rights for policy, practice and future research.

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Two steps forward

Housing policy into the new millennium

Edited by Dave Cowan and Alex Marsh

This book makes a distinctive contribution to the debate on housing policy. Bringing together leading scholars from the fields of housing law and housing policy, it engages with the central concerns of policy and demonstrates that the parallel debates of housing studies and socio-legal studies can be strengthened by a fuller exchange of ideas.

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Turning Global Rights into Local Realities

Realizing Children’s Rights in Ghana’s Pluralistic Society

Focusing on Ghana, this book explores the intersection of dominant children's rights principles with lived realities. Challenging one-dimensional portrayals, it advocates for more holistic approaches to the study of children’s lives and children’s rights realization in Southern contexts.

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Trusting on the Edge

Managing Uncertainty and Vulnerability in the Midst of Serious Mental Health Problems

This book explores issues central to contemporary theoretical debates around the nature of trust, linking abstract concerns to empirical analysis with interviews with service-users, practitioners and managers.

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Troublemakers

The Construction of ‘Troubled Families’ as a Social Problem

Paving the way for a government to fulfil its responsibility to families, this authoritative and critical account of the Troubled Families Programme reveals the inconsistencies and contradictions within it, and issues of deceit and malpractice in its operation.

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Troubled Pasts in Europe

Strategies and Recommendations for Overcoming Challenging Historic Legacies

Based on the findings of a major research project, this book investigates how European societies confront their troubled pasts. The text explores what measures can be taken and which strategies endorsed to overcome difficult historic legacies in seven European states, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Cyprus and Poland.

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The Trouble with Speculation

Natures, Futures, Politics

Bringing together contributors from Europe, North America and Australia, this book questions the purpose and outcomes of speculation in practical settings. Through these discussions, the book explores the potential of speculation in addressing issues such as climate change, urban futures and new political practices.

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The Trouble with Jokes

Humour and Offensiveness in Contemporary Culture and Politics

Exploring the relationship between humour and offensiveness, this book delves into offensive jokes, their impact, and the dark side of laughter. It blends cultural analysis, politics, and philosophy to offer an antidote to positive thinking and guide readers through offensive humour.

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