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.
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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.
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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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.
Work, family, and women’s rights during the pandemic
Chika Shinohara, St. Andrew’s University, Osaka, Japan – talks about the fact that, despite being time-poor and sleep-deprived, women have been standing up for their rights during the pandemic.
Women in academia & the COVID-19 pandemic: challenges, opportunities & what comes next
Seham Ghalwash – Research Manager at the School of Business at the American University in Cairo (AUC) – talks about finding opportunity in times of hardship.
Women entrepreneurs and networking during COVID-19
COVID-19 has, for the most part, resulted in the cancellation of traditional face-to-face, large-scale networking events, with an immediate transfer to virtual/digital platforms. This could be particularly detrimental to women entrepreneurs and the networks they have established.
Barriers to women’s social and political active participation
COVID-19, violence, division, the Israeli foreign occupation impose new challenges and serious barriers to effective women’s engagement and community participation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
The direct influence of COVID-19 on women
Meltem Ince Yenilmez - Department of Economics, Yaşar Üniversitesi, Izmir, Turkey discusses the negative impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on women.
News & press
Below we have a collection of news articles centred around aspects of a fairer society.
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...
One size does not fit all: customising the technology needs and wants of an aging society
Author: Johanna L. H. Birkland, Assistant Professor of Communication, Bridgewater College. For a truly technologically ‘inclusive’ society, technology...
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