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Democracy, power and governance

A group of police wearing riot gear
by Lambros Fatsis and Melayna Lamb  |  20th January 2022

In this podcast episode, Lambros Fatsis and Melayna Lamb talk about how the pandemic has revealed the damaging relationship between public health and public order and explain why we need to explore our assumptions about policing and what it's for…Read more

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Paola Mattei, Associate Editor for the Global Social Challenges Journal, discusses the opportunities offered by public engagement policies, adopted by governments and European institutions, to improve public trust in science.…Read more

Neon sign 'You are what you listen to'
by Bristol University Press and Policy Press  |  29th December 2021

Listen to authors and editors talking about the key social challenges of the moment in the top ten Transforming Society podcast episodes from 2021.…Read more

by Rianne Dekker Caroline Oliver and Karin Geuijen  |  8th December 2021

Rianne Dekker, Caroline Oliver and Karin Geuijen explore the issues in their Policy & Politics article 'Can community involvement policies mitigate NIMBYism and local opposition to asylum seeker centres?'…Read more

by Stephen Wenham  |  6th December 2021

Stephen Wenham, Publisher for Politics and International Relations, brings you his highlights in this area from the list.…Read more

Extinction rebellion protest 'All I want for XMAS is clean air'
by Bristol University Press and Policy Press  |  3rd December 2021

This alternative Christmas list features books that address prominent social issues from 2021.…Read more

Read Heaven Crawley’s response to the refugee dinghy disaster in the Channel and download her ebook Unravelling Europe’s ‘Migration Crisis’ for free. …Read more

Street art of Darth Vader with a halo
by Carl Rhodes  |  23rd November 2021

In this episode, we speak with Carl Rhodes, author of 'Woke Capitalism: How Corporate Morality is Sabotaging Democracy', about the dangerous consequences of businesses being ‘woke’.…Read more

by Carl Rhodes  |  9th November 2021

Carl Rhodes, author of Woke Capitalism: How Corporate Morality is Sabotaging Democracy, out today, considers the less frequently discussed hindrance to progressive change that is woke capitalism.…Read more

by Richard Joy  |  5th November 2021

Richard Joy discusses the difficult position the global leaders meeting for COP26 are in when it comes to making big decisions about the future of our planet.…Read more