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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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Combining Work and Care

Carer Leave and Related Employment Policies in International Context

Written and informed by national experts, this is the first publication to provide a detailed examination of the development, implementation and implications of carer leave policies and policies in 9 countries across Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America.

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White Supremacy and Racism in Progressive America

Race, Place, and Space

This book explores the connections between race, place and space, and their role in maintaining racial hierarchies. Focusing on White residents in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, it employs interviews, participant observation and content analysis to unveil the enduring racial inequality in this supposedly progressive area.

Bristol Uni Press
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Studying Political Parties as Organizations

Four Perspectives on Denmark’s Alternative Party

This book unveils the evolution of the Alternative Party in Denmark, a young political entity that defied traditional structures. Dissecting the unprecedented organisational dynamics of this novel party through a cultural lens, the author opens a new area of enquiry to scholars in the field of management and organization studies.

Bristol Uni Press
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At the End of Property

Patents, Plants and the Crisis of Propertization

This book explores the idea of ownership in the realm of plant breeding, revealing how plants have been legally and physically transformed into property. It highlights the controversial aspects in the process of turning seeds, plants and genes into property and how this endangers the viability of the seed industry.

Bristol Uni Press
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Intimacy as a Lens on Work and Migration

Experiences of Ethnic Performers in Southwest China

This book explores the experiences of ethnic performers' in a small Chinese city. Introducing the concept of ‘intimacy as a lens’, the author examines intimate negotiations involving emotions, sense of self and relationships as a way of understanding wider social inequalities.

Bristol Uni Press
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Co-creation in Public Services for Innovation and Social Justice

Available Open Access digitally under CC-BY licence.. Informed by practical action, lived experience and international research, this book shines new light on the theory and reality of co-creation, highlighting the possibilities and potential in a range of contexts through practical service dilemmas and lived experience.

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Crimes of the Powerful and the Contemporary Condition

The Democratic Republic of Capitalism

The ultimate expression of power is the ability to act beyond the confines of law. Illuminating the condition of ‘panoramic power’, this book offers new thinking on damaging structures of power and privilege – and the political activities needed to achieve intervention and change.

Bristol Uni Press
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Bodily Fluids, Fluid Bodies and International Politics

Feminist Technoscience, Biopolitics and Security

Analysing the plasma of paid Mexicana/o donors in the US, airport vomit in Ebola epidemics, and the semen of soldiers with genitourinary injuries, this book shows how security practices focus upon governing bodily fluids and, as a result, perpetuate inequalities.

Bristol Uni Press
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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.

Bristol Uni Press
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Youth Justice

Towards a Contextualised Understanding of Policy-Making

Policy development and implementation has a pivotal role in the youth justice system, with a profound impact upon professionals and the children they work with. Presenting original research on a variety of stakeholder policy-makers in England and Wales, this book is key reading for researchers and practitioners responding to youth offending.

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Desistance and Children

Critical Reflections from Theory, Research and Practice

‘Desistance’ - understanding how people move away from offending – has become a significant policy focus in recent years, with desistance thinking transplanted from the adult to the youth justice system in England and Wales. This book is the first to critique this approach to justice-involved children.

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Developing a Critical Pedagogy of Migration Studies

Ethics, Politics and Practice in the Classroom

Complete with pedagogical features that provide space for reflection and discussion, this book invites readers to examine their own relationships with migration, ethics, politics and power, encouraging teachers, students and practitioners to think critically about their position in relation to the knowledge they both bring and gain.

Bristol Uni Press
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