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Publishing with Purpose

General non-fiction

We publish serious non-fiction social commentary and debate for a wide audience. These high quality books are written by academics, professionals and other experts in an accessible way bringing key issues of social, political and cultural significance to a wide readership. These books have an impact: advancing knowledge, raising awareness and encouraging social change.

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Democracy under Attack

How the Media Distort Policy and Politics

A unique insider's perspective of news production in Britain which gives readers a flavour of what goes on in news rooms, pressure groups, departmental policy divisions and parliament.

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The housing debate

The key debate in this timely book is whether social policy and people's homes should be so closely connected, especially when housing markets are so volatile. The author argues that housing, having been a relatively neglected field of public policy, is now rightfully re-established as a major pillar of the post-industrial welfare state.

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The migration debate

A well balanced, critical analysis of UK migration policies, in a European context, from entry controls through to integration and citizenship of interest to academics and policy makers alike.

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Making modern mothers

An exciting and timely book documenting the transition to motherhood over generations and time.

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Credit crunch health care

How economics can save our publicly funded health services

The credit crunch continues to threaten publicly-funded health care. In this timely and accessible book, Cam Donaldson considers value for money in the NHS and what can be achieved through reform and priority setting.

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The Purpose of Planning

Creating Sustainable Towns and Cities

Planning is an important aspect of policy making. This book looks at a range of issues to unlock the purpose of planning, ideal for students and practitioners alike.

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Shoot to kill

Police accountability, firearms and fatal force

This book provides a fresh, accessible and much-needed overview of a neglected and widely misunderstood area for students, academics, police and criminal justice officials, policy makers, politicians and for members of the public concerned about police use of fatal force.

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Social work

The rise and fall of a profession?

This book charts social work's development over the last 150 years, calling for a progressive, radical/critical practice based on social justice and social change.

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Ferraris for All

In Defence of Economic Progress

In Ferraris for all, Daniel Ben-Ami argues that society as a whole benefits from greater affluence and action is needed to increase and spread global prosperity.

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Voyage to Utopias

a fictional guide through social philosophy

This fascinating fictional account introduces key ideas in social and political philosophy in a funny, informative and entertaining way. The reader will learn about freedom, responsibility, justice and fairness and see how these are played out in the different utopian futures of a range of socio-political regimes.

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Challenging choices

Ideology, consumerism and policy

This lively and topical book provides a critique of choice in contemporary society and policy. Having choices empowers us, but constant extension of choice overwhelms us. In a concise and readable style, the author considers whether choice enhances or burdens our lives, and questions the blithe assumption that more choice is always for the better.

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Legalising drugs

Debates and dilemmas

This timely book explores the debates surrounding the legalisation of drugs, examining the alternatives and their implications for individuals and society. It will be essential reading for students and academics in criminology, sociology and social policy, as well as policy makers, practitioners and the general public.

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