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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 Harm and Neoliberalism

Political and Philosophical Issues

This book links criminological, political, moral and philosophical issues to offer a deeper understanding of the problem of social harm within the neoliberal environment. With case studies illustrating the direct and indirect harms that result from neoliberal policies or harmful inaction, it also demonstrates the harms caused by individualism.

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Abolitionist Voices

Why have so many radical thinkers advocated for the abolition of prisons and punishment and why have their ideas been so difficult to communicate and garner widespread support? This book outlines the long and nuanced history of penal abolitionism and shows how these ideas have continued topicality.

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Narrating China and Europe in Uncertain Times

Unravelling the narratives surrounding EU–China relations, this book sheds light on how these diverse and often contradictory perspectives can play a crucial role in shaping decisions and warns of their influence on policy making.

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Varieties of Impact Investing

Creating and Translating a Label in Local Contexts

Impact investment is the latest trend in ethical finance, but what does it really mean and how is it practiced across different regions and organizations? This book explores the malleability of impact investing, and how it overlaps with the development sphere to give finance a new role.

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Perspectives on Whistleblowing

Cases and Theories

Examining high profile cases including Kiriakou, Snowden, Foxley and Assange, this book offers crucial insights into the subject of whistleblowing.

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Youth Work

Improving the Lives of Young People and Communities

This book assesses the impact of a unique youth and community space in East London, created to support local young people in addressing the challenges in their lives. It gives clear and practical evidence of the significant benefits of open access youth work, with guidance on replicating best practice in similar urban environments.

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Envisioning Abolition

Socialism, Anarchism and Penal Abolitionism in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth centuries

Abolitionist thought visualises a world without prisons – or a radical reduction or transformation of prisons and punishment. This fascinating book explores the abolitionist ideas of key early socialists and anarchists, showing how their ideas can assist those engaging in emancipatory struggles against penal and social injustice today.

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Hashtag Activism and Women’s Rights

Are Social Media Campaigns Really Making Laws Better for Women and Girls?

This book sheds light on the global legal impact of international social media campaigns on women’s rights. It makes a significant contribution to literature on human rights change, women’s rights and social media activism.

Bristol Uni Press
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Research Justice

Methodologies for Social Change

Building on the groundbreaking frameworks developed by the DataCenter Research for Justice, this updated edition challenges traditional research models and highlights the intersections between research, knowledge, and political power. It’s an essential resource for anyone committed to transforming structural inequities in research and society.

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Transport Truths

Planning Methods and Ethics for Global Futures

Ideal for researchers and practitioners looking for fresh approaches to transport problems, this book combines cutting-edge qualitative and qualitative knowledge to inform transport futures. It uses engaging case studies based in The Gambia and the US to show how and why a transdisciplinary approach can result in better planning decisions.

Bristol Uni Press
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Creative Construction

Democratic Planning in the 21st Century and Beyond

Given the destructive consequences of capitalism, it has never been more urgent to reconsider democratic planning. But how can we construct this in realistic terms? This accessible work bridges current movements with academic and public discourse to offer an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to planning in the 21st century.

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Police Diversity

Beyond the Blue

Providing a unique ‘insider’ perspective on police diversity, this book reveals the current tensions between the police and diverse populations in the UK and US. It demonstrates the obstacles to progress, revealing how championing diversity as part of police reform efforts can positively impact the lives of policed communities.

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