Research

Our monographs, multi-authored and edited works include original scholarly research, thorough and structured reviews of important subjects and engaging works that push forward the boundaries of the disciplines in which we publish.

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The new dynamics of ageing volume 1

Edited by Alan Walker

A comprehensive multi-disciplinary overview of the very latest research on ageing, concentrating on three major themes: active ageing, design for ageing well and the relationship between ageing and socio-economic development.

Evidence-based skills in criminal justice

International research on supporting rehabilitation and desistance

This book is the first to bring together international research on evidence-based skills and practices in probation and youth justice in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Wide-ranging in scope, it also covers effective approaches to working with ethnic minority service users, women and young people.

Healthcare reform in China

Experiments, Challenges and Futures

Edited by Ross Millar

This original contribution to current debate provides a theoretical, empirical and practical account of health policy in China, explaining the interaction between the institutions, interests and ideas informing China’s health policy process.

Poverty and social exclusion in the UK

The nature and extent of the problem

This text provides insights into the nature and extent of poverty and social exclusion in the UK today for different social groups: older and younger people; parents and children; ethnic groups; men and women; disabled people; and across regions through the recent period of austerity.

Social media homicide confessions

Stories of killers and their victims

The relationship between crime and social media has become an increasingly important topic. This unique book analyses what those involved in homicide do with social media. It investigates the practices of those involved and argues that confessions convey insights into the social and cultural context of contemporary homicide.

Like mother, like daughter?

How career women influence their daughters' ambition

Women are encouraged to believe that they can occupy top jobs in society by the example of other women thriving in their careers. This book shows that having a mother as a role model does not predict daughters progressing in their own careers. It offers a timely and original perspective on the debate about gender equality in leadership positions.

Reframing global social policy

Social investment for sustainable and inclusive growth

Poverty propaganda

Confronting the myths

Poverty Propaganda sheds new light on how poverty is conceptualised and understood in contemporary Britain. It debunks many popular myths and misconceptions about poverty, its prevalence, causes and consequences, and concludes with suggestions for change.

Dementia and human rights

Launching the dementia debate into new and exciting territory, this book applies human rights lens to interrogate the lived experience and policy response to dementia.

Did the Millennium Development Goals work?

Meeting future challenges with past lessons

Leading scholars and practitioners from a range of backgrounds and regions use area-specific case studies to critically assess the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) project and its impact.

Social determinants of health

An interdisciplinary approach to Social Inequality and Wellbeing

Edited by Adrian Bonner

Based on the ‘rainbow model’ of the social determinants of health, this book examines the key factors which can lead to poor quality of life, homelessness and reduced mortality.

Social movements and referendums from below

Direct democracy in the neoliberal crisis

Social movements formed in response to austerity measures have played an increasingly important role in referendums. The book uses unique case studies to illustrate the ways the social movements have affected the referendums’ dynamic and results. It also addresses the way in which participation from below has had a transformative impact.

Poverty and social exclusion in the UK

The dimensions of disadvantage

This fascinating book provides a detailed national picture of poverty and social exclusion. Chapters consider a range of dimensions of exclusion and explores relationships between these in the first truly multi-dimensional analysis.

Why embodied research methods matter

Critical and creative approaches for working with migrant women

This book highlights embodiment as a qualitative research tool and outlines what it means to do embodied research in research. It shows how using this non-invasive approach with vulnerable research participants can help service users or research participants to be involved in the co- production of services and in participatory research.

Challenging the politics of early intervention

Who's 'saving' children and why

A vital challenge to the internationally accepted policy and practice consensus that intervention to shape parenting in the early years, underpinned by interpretations of brain science, is the way to prevent disadvantage.

Young people leaving state care in China

Through the perspectives of young people themselves, this book reviews changes in policy and practices that affected the generation of young people who grew up in state care in China during the last 20 years.

Environment in the lives of children and families

Perspectives from India and the UK

Based on involved creative, qualitative work with families in India and the UK who live in different contexts, this book illuminates how environmental practices are negotiated within families, and how they relate to values, identities, and society.

Education policy and racial biopolitics in multicultural cities

Gulson and Webb show how school choice can represent and manifest the hopes and fears, contestations and settlements of contemporary racial biopolitics and ethnic politics of education in multicultural cities.

American Tianxia

Chinese money, American power and the end of history

After a meteoric rise, China's growth has come to a screeching halt. Salvatore Babones provides an up-to-date assessment of how China's economic problems are undermining its challenge to the Western-dominated world order. He tells how liberal individualism has become the leitmotif of American Tianxia.

Preventing intimate partner violence

Interdisciplinary perspectives

This book brings together researchers and practitioners from a range of fields to examine strategies and programs for preventing intimate partner violence (IPV). It provides paths to more efficacious prevention strategies and highlights ways that all stakeholders can work more effectively toward reducing violence.

Minority women and austerity

Survival and resistance in France and Britain

Bassel and Emejulu explore minority women’s experiences of austerity measures in France and Britain. They demonstrate how they use their race, class, gender and legal status for collective action in the face of the neoliberal colonisation.

Changing communities

Stories of migration, displacement and social cohesion

Internationalizing social work education

Insights from leading figures across the globe

A historical and contextual account of how social work education became widely adopted in different national and cultural environments.

Hungry Britain

The rise of food charity

Drawing on empirical research with the UK’s two largest Food Banks, this book explores the prolific rise of food charity over the last 15 years and its implications for overcoming food insecurity.