This timely landmark will extend the field of knowledge, offering new criticality and providing an original set of perspectives on the challenges facing civil society in the twenty-first century.
It will appeal to a diverse audience, presenting rich empirical findings and theory-building founded on rigorous, policy-relevant UK and international research. It aims to challenge extant discipline-based work by synthesising critical perspectives drawn from leading academics working across subject specialisms.
The first titles in the Series will be published later in 2020. They include:
- The Foundational Economy and Citizenship; Edited by Ian Rees Jones and Filippo Barbera
- Civil Society Through the Life Course; Edited by Sally Power
- Civil Society as a Mode of Governance; Bob Jessop
- Civil Society and the Family; Esther Muddiman, Sally Power and Chris Taylor
The editors welcome enquiries about potential future titles in the Series. New monographs and edited collections should aim to:
- Provide new perspectives on changes in civil society at local, British, European and Global scales
- Offer novel theoretical perspectives together with original empirical findings addressing important research questions and contemporary policy debates.
- Address real and timely research problems (contributions from a wide range of disciplines will be considered and interdisciplinary work is particularly welcome).
- Contribute evidence on how new forms of multi-level governance affect civil society in its interconnected local and global forms.
- Present original findings (at different scales) on how civil society is affected by, responds and contributes to, forms of civil exclusion and expansion, civic gain and loss and the potential for civil society organisations to play a key role in civil repair.
- Make a significant new contribution to literature on civil society.
- Have international relevance.
- Be accessible to both academic and informed civil society audiences.