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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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Benchmarking Muslim Well-Being in Europe

Reducing Disparities and Polarizations

This highly topical book aims to undermine unsubstantiated myths by examining Muslim integration in Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, states which dominate the debate on minority integration and the practice of Muslim religious traditions.

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Betraying a Generation

How Education is Failing Young People

Ainley explains how English education is now driven by the economy and politics, having failed to deliver upward social mobility and a brighter future. Concludes with suggestions for positive change.

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Between Realism and Revolt

Governing Cities in the Crisis of Neoliberal Globalism

Leading governance theorist Jonathan S. Davies develops a rich comparative analysis of austerity governance and resistance in eight cities, to establish a conjunctural perspective on the rolling crises of neoliberal globalism.

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Beyond Behaviour Change

Key Issues, Interdisciplinary Approaches and Future Directions

Edited by Fiona Spotswood

Multidisciplinary in approach, this book is the first to draw together insights from a range of leading academics and thinkers in ‘behaviour change’ across a range of disciplines including public health, transport, marketing and the environment to discuss new innovations in practice and research.

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Beyond Climate Fixes

From Public Controversy to System Change

Les Levidow argues that the current strategies for climate change mitigation perpetuate environmental harm, and offers alternative policies for real system change.

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Beyond Neighbourhood Planning

Knowledge, Care, Legitimacy

The past three decades have seen an international ‘turn to participation’ – letting those who will be affected by neighbourhood planning outcomes play an active role in decision-making. This innovative analysis brings theory, research, and practice together and gives insights into how and why citizen voices either become effective or get excluded.

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Beyond Nudge

Advancing the State-of-the-Art of Behavioural Public Policy and Administration

First published as a special issue of Policy & Politics journal, this book situates reforms known as ‘nudges’ or ‘behavioural interventions’ which have emerged in public policy and administration within a broader tradition of methodological individualism.

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Beyond Privacy

People, Practices, Politics

This timely volume tackles the challenges of privacy in the digital sphere, addressing fundamental societal and structural issues from three perspectives: people, practices and politics. Experts from diverse fields provide a valuable contribution to key debates about privacy and data protection, surveillance capitalism and big tech companies.

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Beyond Pro-life and Pro-choice

The Changing Politics of Abortion in Britain

Tracing the evolution of political discourse on abortion from the 1960s to today, this interdisciplinary book argues that in order to understand the changing pluralities of contemporary abortion debate, it is necessary to move beyond an understanding of abortion politics as characterised by ‘pro-choice’ and ‘pro-life’.

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Beyond the Neoliberal Creative City

Critique and Alternatives in the Urban Cultural Economy

A buoyant, creative economy can be seen as the saviour of many cities, but behind such ‘urban makeovers’ lie serious problems such as widening inequalities and gentrification. Blending lively city case studies with broader theoretical debates, this book explores the opportunities for a more just and sustainable urban future.

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Beyond the threshold

The measurement and analysis of social exclusion

Edited by Graham Room

'Poverty' and 'social exclusion' have become increasingly important topics on the European research agenda. This book provides an invaluable review of the available literature and presents major new thinking in terms of theory, understanding and data analysis.

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Beyond the Virus

Multidisciplinary and International Perspectives on Inequalities Raised by COVID-19

Stark social inequalities have been revealed and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This book explores these inequalities through three thematic strands: power and governance, gender, and marginalized communities. Through its examination, the book uncovers how unequal the pandemic truly is.

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