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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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Race, Racism and Global Power

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Agenda for Social Justice

Solutions for 2016

The Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2016 provides accessible insights into some of the most pressing social problems in the United States and proposes public policy responses to those problems. It offers recommendations for action around key issues for social justice.

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Our stories, our lives

Inspiring Muslim women's voices

Edited by Wahida Shaffi

This book presents the stories of 20 women from Bradford between the ages of 14 and 80. It offers an intricate mosaic of the experiences, views and hopes of these women and in so doing emphasises the power of people's lives to aid deeper debate and understanding and gives voice to an important and often marginalised group.

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Snobbery

Snobbery matters because it is the way in which social divisions are built. In these times of growing social inequality, snobbery is becoming ever more pertinent. This book draws on literature, popular culture and autobiography as well as sociology and history to take a fresh and engaging look at this key social and cultural issue.

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What’s Wrong with Work?

What’s wrong with work shows that how workers are treated has wide implications beyond the lives of workers themselves.

Recognising gender, race, class and global differences, the book considers the ways formal work is often dependent on informal work and concludes by considering what might make work better.

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Who are Universities For?

Re-making Higher Education

Who are universities for? argues for a large-scale shake up of how we organise higher education. It includes radical proposals for reform of the curriculum and how we admit students to higher education. Offering concrete solutions, it provides a way forward for universities to become more responsive to challenges.

Bristol Uni Press
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The Future of Social Democracy

Essays to Mark the 40th Anniversary of the Limehouse Declaration

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Limehouse Declaration, prominent politicians including Sir Vince Cable, Sarah Olney, Roger Liddle and Chris Huhne propose new ideas for the coming decades. Together, they set out a compelling vision for the country that has social justice at its core.

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Paying for the Welfare State in the 21st Century

Tax and Spending in Post-Industrial Societies

Amid urgent debates around the function of welfare in the post-industrial 21st Century, and how we pay for it, David Byrne and Sally Ruane deploy the concepts and analytical tools of Marxist political economy to better understand recent developments, and the possibilities they present for social change.

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Countering Extremism in British Schools?

The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair

In 2014 the ‘Trojan Horse’ affair, an alleged plot to ‘Islamify’ several state schools in Birmingham, caused a previously highly successful school to be vilified. Holmwood and O’Toole challenge the accepted narrative and show how it was used to justify an intrusive counter extremism agenda.

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Unravelling Europe's 'Migration Crisis'

Journeys Over Land and Sea

This important new book provides a framework for understanding the dynamics underpinning recent unprecedented levels of migration across, and loss of life in, the Mediterranean, casting new light on the ‘migration crisis’ and challenging politicians, policy makers and the media to rethink their understanding of why and how people move.

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Creative Destruction

How to Start an Economic Renaissance

A new technological revolution is needed, backed by political and cultural change to address Western economic stagnation. This means embracing the major disruption required to our companies and workforce to focus on embryonic technological sectors.

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Squaring the Circle on Brexit

Could the Norway Model Work?

Two preeminent Norwegian scholars of politics and law offer a comprehensive first-hand account of Norway’s relationship with the EU and how this affects the country’s legal and political system, setting out what Britain can learn from Norway’s experience and how transferable these lessons are.

Bristol Uni Press
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