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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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Social Work, Parents and the Child Protection Process

Representations of Parents in Policy, Organisation and Social Work Practice

This book explores the relationships between parents and the social workers making judgements about children involved in child protection cases. It is a powerful tool for students, practitioners and researchers to evaluate future policy and practice models, aiming for the best possible outcomes for families.

Policy Press
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Reimagining the International

Chinese World Ordering before the West

Bristol Uni Press
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Extinction Equilibrium

Economics for Generational Survival

The past two decades have seen a global financial crisis, increasing levels of inequality, a pandemic and the intensification of the climate emergency. As debate rages about how to ensure a fairer society, this book asks where we want to be in 20 years’ time and how we might get there.

Bristol Uni Press
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Adult Social Care Law and Policy

Lessons from the Pandemic

Available Open Access digitally under CC-BY-NC-ND licence.

The pandemic exposed weaknesses in adult social care, putting people who draw on services in more precarious positions. This book explores the impact of emergency laws and operational changes, providing solutions for improving laws and regulations going forwards.

Bristol Uni Press
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Gender and Physics in the Academy

Theory, Policy and Practice in European Perspective

This interdisciplinary collection addresses women's under-representation in science across Europe, focusing on physics and its gender imbalance. Emphasising social perspectives over biological explanations, it evaluates policy solutions and shares personal life stories, providing key insights into the physics world.

Bristol Uni Press
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Wealth, Poverty and Enduring Inequality

Let’s Talk Wealtherty

In this book, Sarah Kerr explains that we live in a state of ‘wealtherty’, characterised by the hyper-concentration of wealth and a stark distinction between the rich and the poor. In pursuit of social and economic justice, she argues that we need to stop talking about poverty and start addressing the social and political problems caused by wealth.

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Comparisons in Global Security Politics

Representing and Ordering the World

Comparison is a central feature of the practice of interstate relations, yet it is rarely studied. This book demonstrates the significance of comparison in world politics and reveals how comparative knowledge is produced, how it becomes politically relevant and how its practices shape security politics.

Bristol Uni Press
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Why the European Union Failed in Afghanistan

Transatlantic Relations and the Return of the Taliban

The first in-depth analysis of the EU’s state-building efforts in Afghanistan (2001–2022), this book argues that the EU’s actions were inadequate and deeply flawed, failing to account for the growing insecurity within Afghanistan and changes within US strategy.

Bristol Uni Press
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Patterns of Sustaining Peace

The Complex Impact of Peacebuilding Institutions in Post-Conflict Societies

Bristol Uni Press
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Critical Race Theory and the Search for Truth

This book explores Critical Race Theory, tracing its origins, problems and potential, and critiquing liberal and conservative perspectives. Centring marginalized voices, it emphasizes their role as change agents rejected by both sides. A unique resource for understanding and dismantling systemic racism.

Bristol Uni Press
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Mental Capacity Law, Sexual Relationships, and Intimacy

This edited collection brings together a range of academics, practitioners and organisations to consider the implications of recent case law around consent in sexual relationships on the day-to-day lives of people with cognitive impairments.

Bristol Uni Press
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The Sick Trans Person

Negotiations, Healthcare, and the Tension of Demedicalization

By elevating trans voices and experiences, this book offers a new perspective on transness, medicalization and research methodologies to help trans people, practitioners and policy makers better understand the barriers faced by trans people when seeking healthcare.

Policy Press
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