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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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Civil Society and Intergovernmental Negotiations at the United Nations

Exclusion Despite Inclusion

Since the Earth Summit of 1992, the UN has increased its attention toward civil society, but there has been little analysis of the resulting intergovernmental practices. This book examines the future of international organizations, multilateralism, and how forms of exclusion in civil society are subject to intergovernmental negotiations.

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The Politics and Ethics of Transhumanism

Techno-Human Evolution and Advanced Capitalism

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This book interrogates the promises of transhumanism, arguing that it is deeply entwined with capitalist ideology. It casts doubt on a utopian techno-capitalist narrative of unending progress and shows how an alternative ethical framework might foster a more inclusive future.

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Minority Women and Austerity

Survival and Resistance in France and Britain

EPUB and EPDF available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. Bassel and Emejulu explore minority women’s experiences of austerity measures in France and Britain. They demonstrate how they use their race, class, gender and legal status for collective action in the face of the neoliberal colonisation.

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Adult Social Care Law and Policy

Lessons from the Pandemic

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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.

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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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Women's Emancipation and Civil Society Organisations

Challenging or Maintaining the Status Quo?

This collection examines the nexus between the emancipation of women, and their role(s) in civil service organisations. It covers the role of social media in organising, the significance of religion in many cultural contexts, activism in Eastern Europe and the impact of environmental degradation on women’s lives.

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Transitioning Vocational Education and Training in Africa

A Social Skills Ecosystem Perspective

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. This book takes an expansive view of vocational education and training. Drawing on case studies across rural and urban Uganda and South Africa, the book offers a new way of seeing this through an exploration of the multiple ways in which people learn to have better livelihoods.

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Gender Inequalities in Tech-driven Research and Innovation

Living the Contradiction

ePDF and ePUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. This volume centres on the lived experience of women working in tech-driven research and innovation areas in the Nordic countries.

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Post-Liberal Statebuilding in Central Asia

Imaginaries, Discourses and Practices of Social Ordering

Drawing on decolonial perspectives on peace, statehood and development, this illuminating book examines post-liberal statebuilding in Central Asia. Through its analysis, the book highlights the problem with assumptions about liberal democracy, modern statehood and capitalist development as the standard template for post-conflict countries.

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Activists in the Data Stream

The Practices of Daily Grassroots Politics in Southern Europe

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This book pulls back the curtain on the link between technology and activism, showing shows how activists navigate the impact of digital media on today’s grassroots politics.

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Feminism in Public Debt

A Human Rights Approach

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This book explores the link between government debt and women's rights. Experts highlight how economic policies worsen gender inequalities and propose a feminist approach to debt issues. It is an essential resource for comprehending the intricate connection between economics and gender.

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Architectures of Inequality

Gender Pay Inequity and Britain’s Finance Sector

Available Open Access digitally under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. The gender pay gap is economically irrational and yet stubbornly persistent. Focusing on the finance industry which is known for its gender pay disparity, this book explores the efforts being made to fix gendered inequities in the workplace and the factors stalling progress for the future.

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