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Fake grass
by Paul Graham Raven  |  16th February 2021

Paul Graham Raven reflects on the role of the Museum of Carbon Ruins, a speculative exhibition looking back on the present from a 2053 future in which we solved climate change. …Read more

Colourful dots in concentric circles
by Rob Kitchin  |  9th February 2021

Rob Kitchin, author of ‘Data Lives: How Data are Made and Shape our World’, warns us not to accept data at face value. He explains why he is telling data stories to remind us that the production of data is a creative endeavour.…Read more

Statue of Margaret Thatcher in Westminster

Ian Cummins, author of 'Welfare and Punishment', presents an analysis of the punitive turn since 1979 that has resulted in a huge increase in the prison population and a shredding of the welfare safety net.…Read more

Person with hand up during online class
by Lyn Tett and Mary Hamilton  |  22nd January 2021

Lyn Tett and Mary Hamilton, editors of 'Resisting Neoliberalism in Education', call for a new direction in education, expanding access to online resources, prioritising ALL learner perspectives and harnessing the creativity brought by new voices to the policy table.…Read more

US Capitol building at dawn
by Stephen Wenham  |  20th January 2021

Stephen Wenham, Publisher for Politics and International Relations at Bristol University Press, recommends books that address some of the international issues that confront the new presidency.…Read more

Photo of an iPhone homescreen
by Scott Timcke  |  18th January 2021

Scott Timcke, author of 'Algorithms and the End of Politics', considers how digital tech companies not only shape everyday perception, but control the economy, legitimise state force and upend democratic practice. …Read more

Crowd of pro-Trump protestors at the Capitol Building

Natasha Lindstaedt, author of 'Democratic Decay and Authoritarian Resurgence', explains how Republicans need to more forcefully condemn the violence of the January 6 riots and explain to Trump’s supporters that he lost the election fairly. …Read more

Group of women working together at a table

Louca-Mai Brady explains the benefits of youth participation in health services, for healthcare professionals as well as youngsters themselves, and reports on the implications of COVID-19 on this youth voice.…Read more

A man walking on a dark street wearing a hat

Launching his book ‘A Criminology of Narrative Fiction’, Rafe McGregor explains why crime fiction, even though often clichéd, has a value to criminologists in its depiction of the causes of crime and social harm.…Read more

'Top 10' in vintage letterpress type

From craft beer to lockdown resistance and modern slavery, Transforming Society reveals our top ten articles of this extraordinary 2020. …Read more