Agenda Human Geographies

The Agenda Human Geographies series explores contemporary issues, debates and controversies from geographical perspectives and presents the distinctive contributions offered by the discipline. Covering a wide range of topics, such as health, globalization, development, justice, migration, race, gender and sexuality, inequality, culture and crime, the treatements are suitable for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate course use as well as scholars working in geography and related disciplines.

Building Progressive Alternatives

Series Editors: David Coates, Matthew Watson, Ben Rosamond

Bringing together economists, political economists and other social scientists, this series offers pathways to a coherent, credible and progressive economic growth strategy which, when accompanied by an associated set of wider public policies, can inspire and underpin the revival of a successful centre-left politics in advanced capitalist societies.

Business with China

Series Editor: Kerry Brown

The titles in this series explore the complex relationship between Chinese society and China’s global economic role. Exploring a wide-range of issues – from the legal system to class, from investment to finance – the series challenges the view of a country enclosed in on itself, and shows how the decisions made by Chinese consumers, the environmental choices made by its government, and the fiscal policies followed by its bankers are impacting on the rest of the world.

Comparative Political Economy

Series Editor: Erik Jones

A major new series exploring the contemporary issues in comparative political economy, beginning with the political economy of Europe, including, but not limited to, the European Union and its member states. Pluralistic in approach, the books will offer original, theoretically informed analyses of the interaction between politics and economics, and explore the implications for policy at the regional, national and supranational level.

Economic Transformations

Series Editors: Brett Christophers, Rebecca Lave, Jamie Peck, Marion Werner

Fundamental to the Economic Transformations series is the conviction that “geography matters” in the diverse ways that economies work, for whom they work, and to what ends. The so-called imperatives of globalization, the promises of development, the challenges of environmental sustainability, the dull compulsion of competitive life, the urgency of campaigns for economic rights and social justice – in all of these realms geography really matters, just as it does for a host of other contemporary concerns, from financialized growth to climate change, from green production to gender rights, from union renewal to structural adjustment. This major new series will publish on these and related issues, creating a space for interdisciplinary contributions from political economists, economic geographers, feminists, political ecologists, economic sociologists, critical development theorists, economic anthropologists, and their fellow travellers.

The Economics of Big Business

Short, accessible introductions to the economics of major business sectors – from airlines to supermarkets, music to pharmaceuticals. Each book focuses on one particular business area and examines its business model, economic strategy and the determinants of profitability as well as the unique issues facing that sector’s future. More general cross-sector challenges, which may be ethical, technological, or environmental, as well as wider questions raised by the concentration of economic power, will also be explored.

The Economy Key Ideas

Short primers that introduce students to the core concepts, theories and models, both new and established, heterodox and mainstream, contested and accepted, used by economists and political economists to understand and explain the workings of the economy.

Finance Matters

Series Editors: Timothy J. Sinclair, Kathryn Lavelle

Accessible, advanced introductions to the processes, relationships and institutions that make up the global financial system. The series will explore such topics as central banking, credit agencies, financial technology, sovereign debt, public-sector borrowing, bank regulation and financial crime. Resolutely heterodox in approach, the series offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the workings of the financial markets.

The Gendered Economy

Series Editors: Sara Cantillon, Diane Elson

This path-breaking new series critically examines the economy and the theory and methodology of economics through the lens of gender. It will publish original and incisive research – in peer-reviewed, open access, short books – that explores the role of gender in the contemporary global economy. The series showcases how economic relationships, actions and institutions are directly affected by gender norms, how a gendered perspective illuminates aspects of the economy that would otherwise be ignored, and challenges many of the tenets that underpin both the mainstream and heterodox interpretation of how economies function.

Giants: A New Beveridge Report

Sir William Beveridge’s 1942 Report laid the groundwork for the welfare state in Britain, famously aimed at eradicating the Five Giants of Want, Idleness, Squalor, Disease and Ignorance that stood in the way of reconstruction and social progress. Some 80 years later, Britain finds itself again at such a critical juncture. Our relationship with Europe and a global pandemic may have triggered the impetus for such a national reset, but Beveridge’s Giants have long been regaining their strength. This series of books aims to offer solutions. Each with a distinctive voice, the books articulate the reality of the Five Giants today and, in the spirit of Beveridge, offer ideas that together could build a better country and better lives for everyone.


Series Editor: H. V. Savitch

This series explores the political and economic development of megacities. As drivers of economic growth, demographic change and consumption these hyper-conurbations offer unique opportunities to their hinterlands and national economies, as well as huge challenges of governance, planning and provisioning. Each book in the series will examine a specific megacity, including volumes on Paris and New York, the paradigmatic mature megacities of the developed world, as well as emerging megacities in South and East Asia, and Latin America.

Sustainability Matters

In 2014, the United Nations set out an ambitious global agenda for sustainable development. With a series of 17 goals to be met by 2030 it is an action plan for the future of the planet, its people and their prosperity. The Sustainability Matters series provides accessible introductions to each of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the issues they seek to address and the challenges that underpin them.

Understanding Europe: The Council for European Studies book series

Series Editor: Mark Vail

This series of books in association with the Council for European Studies publishes research-based work that contributes to our understanding of contemporary Europe, its nation states, institutions and societies. The series mirrors the CES’s commitment to supporting research that plays a critical role in understanding and applying the lessons of European history and integration to contemporary problems, including those in the areas of global security, sustainability, environmental stewardship, and democracy.

Urban Worlds

Urban areas are dynamic spaces where people come together in close proximity to live, work, learn, travel and be entertained. They are also places of great contrast and extremes as demonstrated by inequalities in health, wealth, access and inclusion. They also face enormous challenges from climate change. The Urban Worlds series challenges assumptions and offers fresh insights into the nature, functioning and governance of cities from social, economic, cultural and environmental perspectives.

Women's Work

Series Editors: Jasmine Gideon, Alejandra Ramm

This series focuses on what work means today for women. It publishes research that charts its contested meanings across different geographical contexts and among diverse groups of women (and men). By seeing work as a sustained effort, involving continuous repeated operations, directed to a particular purpose, the series is able to bring women’s traditional work – typically unpaid and performed out of coercion or need – into its account, along with women’s activism and struggles to improve their lives.

World Economies

A new series of modern economic histories of the world’s key economies. Each book provides authoritative analysis that explains how a country’s economy works and how it has been shaped in the postwar world. Alongside discussion of the key economic indicators of economic growth, the coverage extends to areas less often seen in the traditional economic narrative, such as well-being, inequality, gender discrimination, corruption and the informal economy, to provide a more rounded understanding of the wealth of nations.