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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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Education for Sustainable Development in an Unequal World

Biopolitics, Differentiation and Affirmative Alternatives

Drawing on biopolitical theory and rich empirical data from different contexts around the world, this book explores how Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is unpacked depending on whether people are rich or poor.

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The Agri-Food System in Question

Innovations, Contestations and New Global Players

Investigating climate-controlled agriculture and alternatives to animal proteins, John Wilkinson shows that trade and investment in agrifood is reorienting to the Global South. He skilfully illustrates the connections between social movements and technological innovation – and the need for consumer acceptance of new food habits.

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International Organizations Amidst Global Crises

Analyzing Role Selection and Impact through Role Theory

International Organizations (IOs) have been at the forefront of responding to crises in the 21st century, and yet there is little comparative research on how, and how effectively, they have done this. This book fills this gap by exploring what roles IOs take in response to global crises and to what effect.

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Decolonising Community Education and Development

Understanding the Past, Learning for the Future

It is vital that we decolonise community education and development – learning from the past in order to challenge current discrimination and oppression more effectively . In this book, Marjorie Mayo identifies ways of developing more inclusive policies and practices, working towards social justice for the future.

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Pandemic Societies

A Critical Public Health Perspective

This important book explores the dimensions, dynamics and implications of emerging pandemic societies, shedding new light on how pandemics are socially produced and, in turn, shape societies in governance, work and recreation, science and technology, education, and family life.

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.

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Children as Change-Makers

Unleashing Children’s Real Philanthropic Power

How can we help children make a difference, allowing them to shape their communities, locally and globally? This book serves as a roadmap for all stakeholders – from individuals to institutions – to empower children as agents of positive social change, fostering a more just world for generations to come.

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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.

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How To Create Societies for Human Wellbeing

Through Public Policy and Social Change

How to Create Societies for Human Wellbeing presents a compelling new perspective on psychological wellbeing informed by evidence on human stress responses. It shows how our mental health is shaped by the social and cultural conditions in which we all live and offers new ways to respond through political and social change.

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The Sociology of Emotions

Feminist, Cultural and Sociological Perspectives

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the field of the Sociology of Emotions, incorporating sociological, feminist and cultural perspectives. It will be essential reading for researchers and students seeking a current and interdisciplinary resource covering a wide range of international material in the field of Sociology of Emotions.

Bristol Uni Press
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Dark Tourism and Rural Crime

Crime and Punishment in Rural Australia

This book uses dark tourism case studies to explore the unique considerations and constraints of tourism within rural and regional Australia, and how such sites contribute to Australia’s national identity.

Bristol Uni Press
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Reframing Education Failure and Aspiration

The Rise of the Meritocracy

Education is seen as central to social mobility and equality and, following a drive to raise learners’ aspirations, an ‘aspiration industry’ has emerged. This book traces education policy developments and argues that for learners to have aspirations that do not require qualifications should be regarded as different, not wrong.

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