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by Allison Gray  |  9th January 2019

With A Handbook of Food Crime winning a Choice Outstanding Academic Title award, co-author Allison Gray explains what food crime is and why it can't be ignored.…Read more

by Bryn Jones and Mike O'Donnell  |  23rd July 2018

Brynn Jones and Mike O'Donnell examine the problems of authoritarian nationalism and explain that the best hope for greater equality and quality of life lies with people themselves, and in more, not less democracy. …Read more

by Amitai Etzioni  |  11th July 2018

Amitai Etzioni examines the emergence of populism and suggests ways in which law-based approaches and political institutions can both understand and manage the challenges these movements present.…Read more

by Henry Tam  |  21st March 2018

Henry Tam discusses the decline of democracy and the three critical steps that must be taken in order to save it.…Read more

by Asheem Singh  |  22nd February 2018

A global generation of youthful social entrepreneurs is on the march, according to Asheem Singh, the author behind a new book exploring how social enterprise is driving mass political and social change.…Read more

by Liz Beddoe  |  7th February 2018

Liz Beddoe, co-author of Transnational Social Work – out today – talks about the experiences of social workers practising in countries different to those where they gained their social work qualifications. In the mid-2000s graduates from my social work degree programme in New Zealand began responding to the recruitment adverts for social workers to go Read More

Heaven Crawley explains why EU countries' policies of relocating refugees has caused a crisis.  …Read more

by Anne White  |  19th April 2017

Why have so many Polish families chosen to make the UK their home? Anne White discusses some of the motivations for and complexities of family migration to the UK…Read more

Brenda Fitzpatrick writes a personal and powerful post about her experiences in Rwanda, what she saw and the stories she was told by survivors of ‘tactical rape’ in the immediate aftermath of the conflict in 1994.…Read more

by Steve Rogowski  |  13th March 2013

by Dr Steve Rogowski, a social worker (children and families) with a local authority in NW England. His new book Critical Social Work with Children and Families is publishing this month. Neoliberalism has impacted significantly on social work over recent decades. In particular, the profession has been subjugated to the demands of managerialism with its focus Read More