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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

Woman's hands holding a phone.

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

Red, white, black and green splattered across the picture.

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

Iron on a white shirt.
by Tom Boland and Ray Griffin  |  15th June 2021

Launching their new book ‘The Reformation of Welfare: The New Faith of the Labour Market’, Tom Boland and Ray Griffin chart the long history of attempts to reform the unemployed rather than simply investing in jobs for them. …Read more

Homeless man sleeping in mask.
by Clare Bambra Julia Lynch and Katherine E Smith  |  15th June 2021

Clare Bambra, Julia Lynch and Katherine E Smith dispel the myth that COVID-19 is an equality of opportunity disease. They outline how it kills unequally, is experienced unequally and impoverishes unequally... and that this inequality could have been avoided. …Read more

Chess game.
by Sven Biscop  |  14th June 2021

Sven Biscop, author of 'Grand Strategy in 10 Words: A Guide to Great Power Politics in the 21st Century' discusses the difference between competition and rivalry in international politics, and where the EU and US should set the red line in China and Russia’s pursuit for power.…Read more