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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May 21, 2021

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Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health

Summary Blog Post from Sherman Folland

The Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health, edited by Sherman Folland and Eric Nauenberg, presents new research from each of the social science disciplines: sociology, epidemiology, political science, economics, and history. The contributing authors are from a wide geographic area – Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. Each of the 18 chapters have been summarised and posted on Elgar.Blog. The list below contains links to each chapter’s blog post.

This book can be purchased in print via e-elgar.com and is also available online via Elgaronline.

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May 10, 2021

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Do Network Members’ Resources Generate Health Inequality? Social Capital Theory and Beyond

Lin Song, Cleothia Frazier, and Phillip J. Pettis explain how network- and resource-based social capital leads to positive health consequences or inequalities in people’s health status in that people with more social capital are more advantaged in the maintenance and protection of health.

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May 10, 2021

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Network Approaches to the Study of Social Capital and Health

Spencer Moore, Stephanie Child, Yun-Hsuan, and Jennifer Mandelbaum

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May 6, 2021

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Workplace Social Capital and Sickness Absence

M. Kamrul Islam and Lorenzo Rocco attack the major issues troubling studies of Social Capital’s (SC) influence on health.

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