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Aids: Don’t Die of Prejudice, by Norman Fowler, explores the HIV/AIDS crisis that – scandalously – continues to affect millions of people across the world, despite the fact that we now have all the...
A fantastic selection of essays, edited by Charles Clarke, that explore those difficult issues that politicians try to avoid.
Changing children’s services: working and learning together focuses on the on-going and fundamental changes to children’s services across the UK in the context of the drive towards increasingly int...
A fascinating and terrifying investigative journey behind the closed doors of the worldwide food production industry.
The Fair Trade Scandal takes aim at the Fair Trade consumer movement which many assume to be entirely benign. Through a razor-sharp analysis based on insider knowledge, Ndongo Sylla shows that ther...
An invaluable guide to what is happening at the cutting edge of welfare research, giving the reader an unrivalled overview of debates surrounding the welfare state.
Hannah is seventeen. She likes a drink. Powerful and passionate, this is the story of Hannah's addiction as seen by the people around her.
Eileen Crofton sheds light on the inspiring dedication and efficiency of the Scottish nurses stationed in France during World War I.
Before May 2011 the top demographics experts of the United Nations had suggested that world population would peak at 9.1 billion in 2100, and then fall to 8.5 billion people by 2150. In contrast, t...
The Body Economic is the first, agenda-shaping, look at the human costs of financial crisis.
A few years ago, deals were done in dimly-lit side streets or on the phone via a friend of a friend. Today, you can order every conceivable pill or powder with the click of a mouse. But the online market in narcotics isn't just changing the way drugs are bought and sold; it's changing the nature of drugs themselves.
An engaging and passionate examination of childhood, Griffiths questions why children in traditional cultures seem happier than those in Euro-American culture. Travelling through communities in West Papua to Britain, this is an illuminating analysis of rite of passage by an award-winning author.
An essential read for those studying social movements and issues of political philosophy, social justice and global ethics, Milligan examines civil disobedience in the context of contemporary political activism.
Undercover journalist Hsaio-Hung Pai reveals the terrible reality of the British sex trade industry.
An extraordinary examination of the psychology of warfare.
Feeding Frenzy traces the history of the global food system and reveals the underlying causes of recent turmoil in food markets
In this deeply informative study, Majda Bne Saad identifies the causes for global hunger embedded in the current global political and economic system and highlights the key challenges facing food deficit countries.
To Live and Die in America details how the United States has among the worst indicators of health in the industrialised world and at the same time spends significantly more on its health care system than any other industrial nation.
As the financial crisis continues to cast its long shadow over Europe, the view that immigrants compete unfairly for jobs and present an unsustainable burden on the European Social Model appears to be gathering support in some circles
Clarke and Berners-Lee ask the burning question of whether we can actively confront the challenge of global warming.
In The Geek Manifesto Mark Henderson explains why and how we need to entrench scientific thinking more deeply into every aspect of our society.
Prize-winning investigative journalist Ian Cobain looks beyond the cover-ups and the attempts to dismiss brutality as the work of a few rogue interrogators, to reveal a secret and shocking record of torture
For two years, journalist Hsiao-Hung Pai traveled across China to uncover the exploitation of workers. What she finds is a peasantry expected to sacrifice itself for the sake of national glory - just as it was under Mao.
Tackling a variety of questions this analysis equips readers with the ability to make educated decisions regarding drugs both personally and in their communities.
'Dead Man Working' tells the story of the dead man working. It follows this figure through the daily tedium of the office, to the humiliating mandatory team building exercise, to awkward encounters with the funky boss who tells you to be authentic
Half a Wife is a guide for guilt-torn parents who are teetering on the edge, but it is also a wake-up call to opinion leaders.
In Sickness and In Power looks at illness in heads of government between 1901 and 2007. It considers how illness and therapy – both physical and mental – affect the decision-making of heads of gove...
The NHS is beset by paradoxes: apparently massive investment in the NHS yet Trusts that have huge deficits; real movement on staff salaries, yet low morale; falling waiting lists and record activit...
A frank and breathtaking book, this is journalist and broadcaster Polly Toynbee's account of her courageous intention to live and work on the minimum wage. This is a damning portrait of social justice in Britain.
An assessment of the key personalities, the key problems, the key victories and key defeats in this anecdotal, witty and illuminating study of the Welfare State from the 1940s to the present day.