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The Policy Press has just published a new book: Rethinking the public: Innovations in research, theory and politics edited by Nick Mahony, Janet Newman and Clive Barnett. I am sure that it will be of interest to members of this list.


“This fascinating book presents a series of theoretically innovative case studies examining the processes of personalizing, claiming, mediating and belonging through which publics come to be known in particular forms. It very convincingly demonstrates that publics are not pre-existing political subjects, and will be an invaluable resource for scholars researching new political formations in topical fields.” Wendy Larner, Professor of Human Geography and Sociology, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol


This book rethinks the public, public communication and public action in a globalising and mediated world. It looks at how publics are brought into being and how to develop research agendas into their formation, offering a rich set of methodological resources on which other researchers can draw and foregrounding the need to interrogate the boundaries between theory, research and politics.


It is currently available on our website with a 20% discount, for more information please see:    


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