February 9, 2021

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Edward Elgar Publishing signs the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Publishers Compact

Edward Elgar Publishing signs the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Publishers Compact

We are delighted to announce that we have signed up to the UN’s SDG Publishers Compact.

As signatories we aspire to develop sustainable practices and act as champions of the SDGs during the Decade of Action (2020-2030), publishing books and journals that will help inform, develop and inspire action. The compact includes 10 action points that publishers can commit to undertake to accelerate progress to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

We aspire to develop sustainable practices and act as champions of the SDGs during the Decade of Action

Our commitment to the compact aligns with our company mission to enrich and support our academic and professional communities in social sciences and law through creative commissioning and effective dissemination of high calibre content for a global audience. It also reflects our values of thoughtful publishing and a collaborative, long term and globally oriented approach to business.

Explore our curated content that relates to individual Sustainable Development Goals through our SDG collection.


August 23, 2019

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Open Access Publishing

High angle view of many hardback books. Library or school.

Alex Pettifer, our Editorial Director, discusses Elgar’s approach to assessing and publishing new Open Access titles.

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March 1, 2021

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History of Social Capital and Health

M. Kamrul Islam notes the criticisms of the present state of social capital research as: the difficulty of measuring the elements of social capital, thus the need to find better ways to measure it, also, to better address its effect in communities overall. But perhaps most important is the need to find and measure ways to increase it.

History of Social Capital
Aerial view of crowd connected by lines. Credit: Orbon Alija
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March 1, 2021

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Social Capital and Economic Growth

Soumyananda Dinda explains that human capital and social capital are closely related and together are useful to realizing economic growth.

Economic Growth
Farmer hand holding young plant. Credit: jchizhe
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February 19, 2021

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Removing national and international bottlenecks: macroeconomic strategies for developing countries

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Author of Development Macroeconomics: Alternative Strategies for Growth, Basil Oberholzer, offers a comprehensive analysis of how macroeconomics can steer development and reduce poverty.

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February 17, 2021

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Understanding the Big Picture and Connecting Dots

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Author of Humanitarian Local and Regional Development, Mustafa Dinc, critically reviews the factors that disrupt local and regional development.
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