Our goal for a fairer society
We are passionate about working with researchers globally to deliver a fairer, more inclusive society. This perhaps has never been more important than in today’s divided world.
So, our goal as a leading publisher of impactful research is to help create a society that is just, inclusive and embracing of all without any barriers to participation based on sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, ethnicity, age, class or ability, where there is access to healthcare and education, technology, justice, strong institutions, peace and security, social protection, decent work and housing.
Jen McCall, Publishing Development Manager, Fairer society
If you're an author or researcher, or someone who cares as much as we do, we would love to work with you, and help your research make real change happen towards a fairer, more inclusive society. Get in touch.
Our goal to achieve a fairer society
We champion research towards creating a society that’s fair & inclusive, where there’s access to healthcare, education, technology, justice, social protection, work, good housing & peace.
Women & the pandemic
Women have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, with existing divides exposed and exacerbated by the crisis. Read/watch our latest research, blogs and videos...
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A selection of our fairer society articles.
Presents the results of a survey of autistic people conducted by a specialist team.
Day-watchman tackling the novel coronavirus.
Patriarchy and precarity.
Conceptual analysis to address the “new normal”.
Implications for dual-career parents working from home.
Calls for papers
Browse the latest calls for papers in the area of fairer society.
A selection of our recent fairer society titles all with sample chapters available at the Emerald Bookstore.
Critically examines issues relating to crime and justice in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for...
Argues that disability invites great insight into the wider project of understanding the human...
Covers many of the classic mental health/developmental areas but also looks at inequalities, racism...
Provides an integrated assessment of the SDGs from an economic, social, environmental and cultural...
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Opinions & blogs
We welcome contributions from academics, policymakers and professionals about key issues in their area of work. If you have a blog you would like to share, let us know.
Changing culture through the speed of digital
Dr Jaclyn Lee, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore on one of the greatest culture transformation projects undertaken in their career.
What are the core characteristics of Gen Z?
Elodie Gentina (IESEG School of Management, France) discusses the core characteristics of Generation Z.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the tourism industry: the future of a new industry or its end?
Maximiliano Korstanje, Senior Researcher in the Department of Economics, University of Palermo, Argentina - discusses the the impact that COVID-19 has on the future of tourism
How could greater emphasis on self and community-led development help to promote lifelong learning for all?
Dr Richard Teare – President, Global University for Lifelong Learning – describes what's needed to facilitate wider inclusion in lifelong learning.
It’s time to reverse the model minority narrative
Eddy Ng, the James and Elizabeth Freeman Professor of Management at Bucknell University, USA – discusses the model minority myth.
A new deal for women
Marcia Texler Segal & Vasilikie (Vicky) Demos – discuss how the pandemic has revealed a number of gaps in the social structure, and a new deal, or social policy, is called for.
News & press
Below we have a collection of news articles centred around aspects of a fairer society.
Tackling the issue of under-representation of women in teaching cases
Emerald Publishing has launched a second global case writing competition in partnership with The Case For Women, Forté and MBA Roundtable, in a mission to address the serious issue of gender inequality in the teaching material that is currently available to business schools throughout the world.
Emerald Publishing steps up to tackle decline in research output from women in research during Covid pandemic
To mark International Women’s Day, Emerald Publishing has launched a support network through its Engage platform to help women in research overcome the challenges in conducting research that have been exacerbated through the Covid pandemic.
Gender equality: progress has slowed for women academics
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Jennifer Charlson, Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, calls attention to how the Covid-19 pandemic has uniquely affected women, and specifically women academics. On a hopeful note, she shares her efforts as an Athena Swan Lead to support and transform gender equality within higher education and research.
Happy International Women's Day 2021: women in supply chain management
The idea of an International Women’s day was first introduced at a meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1910. Back then, the discussion had a substantial and close connection to revolutionary activities and therefore also to class
Deadline extended for the hidden REF competition
Entrants to the hidden REF competition now have until May to enter their submissions. The extension comes in response to the ongoing UK lockdown and...
Interdisciplinary Research Project: gender equality & democracy in Morocco
This project was the winner of the first Emerald Interdisciplinary Research Fund Award. The project, aligned specifically to the UN SDG Goal 5 on...
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