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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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Exiting the Factory (Volume 1)

Strikes and Class Formation beyond the Industrial Sector

Drawing on case studies from Germany, Britain and Spain, this book offers a novel assessment of labour struggles and class formation. Gallas explores key issues around class relations, struggles around waged and unwaged work and labour movements in contemporary capitalism to bring class theory back to labour studies.

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Exiting the Factory (Volume 2)

Strikes and Class Formation beyond the Industrial Sector

Drawing on case studies from Germany, Britain and Spain, this book offers a novel assessment of post-industrial action. Gallas explores key issues around union activities, class relations and struggles around unwaged work and brings class theory back to labour studies with a class-sensitive analysis of capitalism.

Bristol Uni Press
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Reimagining Age-Friendly Communities

Urban Ageing and Spatial Justice

How can we design, develop and adapt urban environments to better meet the needs of an increasingly diverse ageing population?  This book highlights the urgent need to address inequalities that shape the experience of ageing in urban environments, and demonstrates that despite obstacles, meaningful social change is achievable locally.

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Social Policy Review 36

Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2024

Experts review leading social policy scholarship from across the globe in this new volume in the Social Policy Review series. Published in association with the Social Policy Association, this book will be essential reading for students and academics in social policy, social welfare and related disciplines.

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Social Work and Social Innovation

Emerging Trends and Challenges for Practice, Policy and Education in Europe

This volume brings together findings and insights on innovation in the practice, research and education of social work, with a particular focus on the role of participation, collaboration and co-creation as key drivers of social innovation in these fields.

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Retail and Community

Business, Charity and the End of Empire

Available open access digitally under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. This interdisciplinary volume explores how English commercial, co-operative and charity retailing were shaped by and in turn influenced their social and political environments, from the local to the global, between the late-nineteenth and early twenty-first centuries.

Bristol Uni Press
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Trajectories of Governance

Tracing the Entanglements of Order and Violence in Peripheral Cities of Latin America

Based on a multidisciplinary analytical framework, it explains why and how some peripheral cities have become the locus of violent orders, whereas others have managed to control violence, and to examine the role of violence in the workings of local governance.

Bristol Uni Press
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Key Issues in African Diplomacy

Developments and Achievements

Africa’s unique position as an international diplomatic actor has not always been given the attention it deserves. This volume bridges this gap by offering a fresh, comprehensive and realistic overview of African diplomacy.

Bristol Uni Press
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Providing Public Space in a Contemporary Metropolis

Dilemmas and Lessons from London and Hong Kong

Contrasting London with Hong Kong, this book tells the story of the two cities’ public and private sector forms of public space governance. The authors consider the challenges and impacts that different forms of provision have on those with a stake in them, and on the cities as a whole.

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The Economic Lives of Platforms

Rethinking the Political Economy of Digital Markets

This interdisciplinary collection rethinks the political economy of the digital market by asking what came before platforms and suggesting what might come after them. Addressing themes like internet decolonisation, the book makes a timely assessment of the impact of evolving connections between technology, information, society and markets.

Bristol Uni Press
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Ecologies of Care in Times of Climate Change

Water Security in the Global Context

This book investigates places in Europe, North America and Asia that are facing the immense challenges associated with climate change adaptation. Presenting real-world cases in the contexts of coastal change, drinking water and the cryosphere, Michael Buser shows how the concept of care can be applied to water security and climate adaptation.

Bristol Uni Press
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What Do Corporations Want?

Communicative Capitalism, Corporate Purpose, and a New Theory of the Firm

Drawing on communicative and new materialist theorizing, along with three insightful case studies, this book thoroughly redefines our understandings of what corporations are “for.”

Bristol Uni Press
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