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Contemporary Issues in Social Policy

Bringing together academics, professionals and activists to link cutting edge social theory and research to contentious issues in social policy, this series challenge consensus and invites debate.

Each text provides a critical appraisal of key aspects of contemporary theory and research to offer fresh perspectives. 


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Research and Policy in Ethnic Relations

Compromised Dynamics in a Neoliberal Era

Edited by Charles Husband

This unique book explores the interaction between the academic research community and those who use its research to inform their social policy interventions, thus raising awareness of the linkages between research and social policy in particular in the area of ethnic relations.

Policy Press

Political (Dis)Engagement

The Changing Nature of the 'Political'

Edited by Nathan Manning

Academics from a range of disciplines join with political activists to explore the meaning of politics and citizenship in contemporary society and the current forms of political (dis)engagement, providing a timely interdisciplinary dialogue and interrogation of contemporary political practices.

Policy Press

New Philanthropy and Social Justice

Debating the Conceptual and Policy Discourse

Explores the politics and ideology behind a new form of philanthropy whereby wealthy capitalists and private corporations establish initiatives to reduce poverty, disease and food security. Is this new philanthropy just a sticking plaster without long-term results as it fails to tackle inequality?

Policy Press