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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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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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Doing Human Service Ethnography

This book shows researchers how ethnography can be carried out within human service settings, providing an invaluable guide on how to apply ethnographic creativeness and offering a more humanistic and context-sensitive approach to generating valid knowledge about today’s service work.

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Saving Liberalism from Itself

The Spirit of Political Participation

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

Timothy Stacey’s book critically reflects on what is missing from the liberal project with the aim of saving liberalism. It explains that populists have harnessed myth, ritual, magic and tradition to advance their ambitions, and why opponents need to embrace rather than eschew them.

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Global Domestic Workers

Intersectional Inequalities and Struggles for Rights

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Drawing from the EU-funded DomEQUAL research project across 9 countries in Europe, South America and Asia, this comparative study explores the conditions of domestic workers around the world and the campaigns they are conducting to improve their labour rights.

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Adoption from Care

International Perspectives on Children’s Rights, Family Preservation and State Intervention

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND. This book explores how children’s rights are weighed against parents’ rights in a range of countries, and examines how governments and legal and welfare professionals balance those rights following the decision that children cannot grow up in their parents’ care.

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The Public and Their Platforms

Public Sociology in an Era of Social Media

Cutting across multiple disciplines, this book maps out a new role for the public sociologist in the post-COVID world. It envisions a new kind of public sociology that brings together “the digital” and "the physical” to create public spaces where critical scholarship and active civic engagement can meet in a mutually reinforcing way.

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City Regions and Devolution in the UK

The Politics of Representation

Rich in case study insights, this book provides an overview of city-region building and considers how governance restructuring shapes political, economic, social and cultural landscapes. Reviewing city regions in Britain, the authors address the tensions and opportunities for local elites and civil society actors.

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The Children of Looked After Children

Outcomes, Experiences and Ensuring Meaningful Support to Young Parents In and Leaving Care

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Based on groundbreaking original research, this book provides a comprehensive account of the issues surrounding pregnancy and parenthood for young people in and leaving care, considering the role of state as corporate parent and grandparent.

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Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe

Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

This comprehensive collection discusses topical issues that are essential to both scholarship and policy making in the realm of lifelong learning policies and how far they succeed in supporting young people across their life courses, rather than one-sidedly fostering human capital for the economy.

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Designing Prostitution Policy

Intention and Reality in Regulating the Sex Trade

The book offers a detailed analysis of the design and implementation of prostitution policy at the local level.

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Gender Based Violence in University Communities

Policy, Prevention and Educational Initiatives

EPUB and EPDF available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. This book provides the first in-depth overview of research and practice in GBV in universities. It sets out the international context of ideologies, politics and institutional structures that underlie responses to GBV in elsewhere in Europe, in the US, and in Australia.

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Social Policy Review 35

Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2023

In the latest edition of Social Policy Review, experts review the leading social policy scholarship from the past year. Published in association with the Social Policy Association, this volume addresses current issues and critical debates throughout the international social policy field.

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