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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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Active social policies in the EU

Inclusion through participation?

This book challenges the underlying presupposition that regular employment is the royal road to inclusion. Drawing on original empirical research, it investigates the inclusionary and exclusionary potentials of different types of work, including activation programmes.

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Activist Feminist Geographies

Exploring what it means to enact feminist geography, this book joins cases of collaborative research with social justice activist movements. From Black feminist organizing in the American South to feminist geography collectives in Latin America, the book showcases activist-engaged scholarship from the global north and south.

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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.

Bristol Uni Press
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Administering welfare reform

International transformations in welfare governance

While reforms of welfare policies have been widely analysed, the reform of welfare administration has received little attention. Using empirical case studies, this book provides new insights into the way welfare administration is being internationally transformed. Particular attention is given to the effect on welfare clients, staff and agencies.

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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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Adult Safeguarding Observed

How Social Workers Assess and Manage Risk and Uncertainty

Applying sociological and ethnographic research to adult safeguarding for the first time, this book considers how frontline practice is developing, exploring safeguarding adults assessments and multi-agency work. The book is essential reading for those wishing to understand risk management and how current practice can be improved.

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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.

Bristol Uni Press
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Advancing Children’s Rights in Detention

A Model for International Reform

Drawing on Ireland’s experience of transforming law, policy and practice and combining theory with real-life experiences, this compelling book demonstrates how a progressive rights-based approach to child detention can be implemented.

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Advancing Health Rights Through Community Development and Participatory Praxis

In our post-pandemic world, the international community and national governments are searching for new solutions to build healthy and resilient societies. This timely book focuses on community participation in building healthier populations, with practical examples from the Global North and South.

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Affective Capitalism in Academia

Revealing Public Secrets

Drawing on affect theory and research on academic capitalism and 11 international case studies, this book examines the contemporary crisis of universities, from the coloniality of academic capitalism to performance management and the experience of being performance-managed.

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Affective Polarisation

Social Inequality in the UK after Austerity, Brexit and COVID-19

Inequality is an ever-present danger in our society. This book addresses the nexus between the lived experience of inequality and how it shapes political responses. It offers a powerful examination of how the politics of the UK and the lived experiences of its residents have been reframed in the first decades of the 21st century.

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After Brexit and Other Essays

After Brexit brings together Gamble’s most influential writings on British politics and political economy from the last 40 years, reflecting on issues that animate British politics, from the decline of the economy and reshaping the welfare state to the transformation of political parties and devolution to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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