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Building Better Societies: Promoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart

Rowland Atkinson, Lisa Mckenzie, and Simon Winlow


What would it take to make society better? For the majority, conditions are getting worse and this will continue unless strong action is taken. This book offers a wide range of expert opinions outlining what might help to make better societies and which mechanisms, interventions, and evidence are needed when we think about a better society. The book looks at what is needed to prevent the proliferation of harm and the gradual collapse of civil society. It argues that social scientists need to cast aside their commitment to the established order and its ideological support systems, look ahead at ... More

Keywords: civil society, harm, better society, established order, social science, social inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447332022
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447332022.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rowland Atkinson, editor
University of Sheffield

Lisa Mckenzie, editor
London School of Economics & Political Science

Simon Winlow, editor
Teesside University

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