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Ipad on a table.
by Tim Bodley-Scott and Ersel Oymak  |  20th July 2021

Tim Bodley-Scott and Ersel Oymak discuss how important strategic alliances are between universities, industry, government and civil society in addressing the world’s challenges and in the drive towards the UN SDGs. …Read more

Covid particles.
by Daniel Briggs Luke Telford Anthony Ellis and Anthony Lloyd  |  16th July 2021

Daniel Briggs, Luke Telford, Anthony Ellis and Anthony Lloyd explain why Social Science has such a crucial role in responding to the pandemic, thinking critically about the changing relationship between states and citizens, tracking the impact of inequalities, and making sense of the new world. …Read more

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by Toni Prug Paško Bilić and Mislav Žitko  |  15th July 2021

Toni Prug, Paško Bilić and Mislav Žitko explain why it doesn’t make sense to challenge tech companies’ monopoly in the name of perfect competition.…Read more

City from above, part of the cover image for the book.
by Mark Pendras and Charles Williams  |  13th July 2021

Mark Pendras and Charles Williams consider what the COVID-19 effect will be on urban configurations, as health anxieties and working from home norms cause demographic shifts to secondary cities, compounding gentrification and displacement.…Read more

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Yee Man Louie, RMIT University in Melbourne, explores the unique challenges culturally and linguistically diverse communities face when experiencing domestic violence and reflects on her own lived experiences.…Read more

Man walking through a desert
by Matthew Niblett and Kris Beuret  |  30th June 2021

Based on 'Why Travel: Understanding our Need to Move and How it Shapes our Lives', by Matthew Niblett and Kris Beuret, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the need to update travel demand analysis and appraisal.…Read more

Phone and tablets forming mountains with people climbing over them.
by Gwennaelle Horlait  |  28th June 2021

Gwennaelle Horlait outlines the work of ATD Fourth World which offers peer support, knowledge and experiences to overcome poverty in 34 countries around the world.…Read more

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Luke Cooper, author of 'Authoritarian Contagion', traces the rise and fall of neoliberalism as a popular ideology, to be replaced in many countries by a nationalistic ‘authoritarian protectionism’ – a claim to protection no longer based on merit, but on membership of the in-group.…Read more

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The need to care for all citizens regardless of background is ever more critical. Bristol University Press Chief Executive Alison Shaw marks 25 years of publishing for social change.…Read more

Town in Chile
by Philippa Grand and Baltica Cabieses  |  17th June 2021

Baltica Cabieses, Professor of Social Epidemiology, Universidad del Desarrollo Chile and Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Health at the University of York, talks to Publisher Philippa Grand about her dual experience as a researcher in both North and South contexts and how we can start to address inequalities in knowledge production.…Read more