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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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Higher Education in Small Islands

Challenging the Geographies of Centrality and Remoteness

Pinpointing the intersecting concerns of higher education studies and island studies, this book interrogates the role of higher education development in addressing common small island concerns. It demonstrates how small island contexts disrupt normative discourses, understandings and practices in education policy, curricula and experiences.

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Emotions in Crisis

Youth and Social Change in Spain

Drawing on the experiences of young adults after the 2008 economic crisis in Spain, Emotions in Crisis analyses the impact of structural changes in society on individual and collective emotions.

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Low-Paid EU Migrant Workers

The House, The Street, The Town

Available open access digitally under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. This unique research paints a vivid picture of migrant workers' experiences during the turbulent times of Brexit and COVID-19. It explores their legal struggles and sheds much-needed light on the crucial role of NGOs helping migrants navigate them.

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Spycops

Secrets and Disclosure in the Undercover Policing Inquiry

In the first academic analysis of the ‘spycops’ scandal, the author draws on extensive fieldwork and his first-hand experience of police infiltration in this exploration of covert policing practices.

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Racial Justice and the Limits of Law

This book examines law’s troubled relationship with racial justice. Both a lawyer’s guide to anti-racism and an anti-racist’s guide to legal action, it unites these perspectives to help both groups understand how to use the law to tackle racial injustices.

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Observing Dark Innovation

After Neoliberal Tools and Techniques

Available open access digitally under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. Why does scholarship on innovation tend to fixate on particular classes of technology while neglecting others? This book shows how common methodological tools and techniques of innovation carry neoliberal market biases that dominate the field.

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Biographical Research and New Social Architectures

Challenges and Opportunities for Creative Applications across Europe

This volume focuses on the place of biographical research in social futures and its creative applications in the new unprecedented societal circumstances, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Trafficking Chains

Modern Slavery in Society

This book offers a theory of trafficking and modern slavery with implications for policy. Going beyond polarised debates on the sex trade, this book shows the importance of coercion and the societal complexities that perpetuate modern slavery.

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Strategic Management of the Transition to Public Sector Co-Creation

First published as a special issue of Policy & Politics journal, this book lays out important stepping-stones for the development of new research into the ongoing transition to co-creation as a mode of governance.

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Educational Collateral Damage

Disadvantaged Students, Exclusion and Social Justice

Drawing on student experiences and the perspectives of senior leaders, this book challenges orthodox thinking about school exclusion and advocates for a fairer education system for disadvantaged students.

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Decolonising Social Work in Finland

Racialisation and Practices of Care

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The Politics of Police Governance

Scottish Police Reform, Localism, and Epistocracy

This book analyses police reform in Scotland, demonstrating the key role experts can play in strengthening democratic accountability of the police to the communities they serve.

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