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2015

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    Modern Slavery
    October 2015
    Providing a unique critical perspective to debates on slavery, this book brings the literature on transatlantic slavery into dialogue with research on informal sector labour, child labour, migration, debt, prisoners, and sex work in the contemporary world in order to challenge popular and policy discourse on modern slavery.
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    Springer Nature merger to see over 25,000 Palgrave Macmillan titles join SpringerLink and the Springer Book Archives
    15th October, 2015
    Palgrave Macmillan and Springer have decided to align their eBook collections, collating all Palgrave Connect eBooks on SpringerLink and adding thousands more to the Springer Book Archives.
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    Rethinking Interdisciplinarity in The Hub at Wellcome Collection: New open access publication from Palgrave Macmillan
    14th October, 2015
    Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciences is a landmark open access publication from Palgrave Macmillan, co-authored by Felicity Callard (Durham University) and Des Fitzgerald (Cardiff University), that addresses key questions and challenges for those working across many and varied disciplines.
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    Those Who Made It
    September 2015
    What was it like to work behind the scenes, away from the spotlight's glare, in Hollywood's so-called Golden Age? The interviews in this book provide eye-witness accounts from the likes of Steven Spielberg and Terry Gilliam, to explore the creative decisions that have shaped some of Classical Hollywood's most-loved films.
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    Nature and Wealth
    September 2015
    Drawing on historical and contemporary evidence, this book argues that growing environmental degradation and wealth inequality are linked to how nature is exploited to create economic wealth. Ending the under-pricing of natural capital and insufficient human capital accumulation is essential to overcoming structural imbalance in modern economies.
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    The Middleman Economy
    September 2015
    With the rise of the Internet, many pundits predicted that middlemen would disappear. But that hasn't happened. Far from killing the middleman, the Internet has generated a thriving new breed. In The Middleman Economy, Silicon Valley-based reporter Marina Krakovsky elucidates the six essential roles that middlemen play.
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    Profit from Science
    September 2015
    In Profit From Science, author George Danner presents solutions to the big problems that modern business face—solutions that are grounded in logic and empiricism. This book instructs business leaders in how to add the discipline and technical precision of the scientific method to their strategic planning and decision making.
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    Waste to Wealth
    September 2015
    The circular economy may be about to drive the biggest transformation in business since the Industrial Revolution 250 years ago—$4.5 trillion in additional economic output by 2030—through a radical departure from the traditional 'take, make, waste' models. Lacy and Rutqvist present disruptive strategies that help both planet and profit.
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    It Takes More than Casual Fridays and Free Coffee
    September 2015
    Culture is a game changer. In It Takes More than Casual Fridays and Free Coffee, Adams includes stories and practical advice as well as related exercises and assessments to help you identify company and personal strengths and weaknesses. This book is your front-row seat to building and perpetuating a successful culture in any business.
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    Winning Minds
    August 2015
    Top speechwriter Simon Lancaster blends ancient rhetoric and neuroscience to create the ultimate practical guide to the Language of Leadership.
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    Shifting the scientific culture toward transparency: New guidelines to improve research and publishing practices
    25 June 2015
    Our multidisciplinary open access journal, Palgrave Communications, is a signatory to the new TOP Guidelines, which more than 100 journals have adopted to enhance the transparency of the research they publish.
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    Making Sense of Markets
    July 2015
    Since the financial crisis, there have been numerous reports, articles and books highlighting the gloomy future ahead. Making Sense of Markets makes the case that received wisdom is still far too pessimistic, and that the future may be brighter than feared. A plain-speaking guide to keeping an open mind (and how to profit from it).
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    SlutWalk
    July 2015
    SlutWalk explores representations of the global anti-rape movement of the same name, in mainstream news and feminist blogs around the world. It reveals strategies and practices used to adapt the movement to suit local cultures and contexts and explores how social media organized, theorized and publicized this contemporary feminist campaign.
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    Palgrave Macmillan imprint continues unchanged
    5 June 2015
    St Martin’s Press announced this week that they will be retiring the Palgrave imprint, a boutique imprint that publishes 45-50 original titles per year. St Martin’s Press use of the Palgrave imprint has been specifically for Palgrave Macmillan’s trade non-fiction list for serious non-fiction, aimed at a general audience. We wish to confirm that the Palgrave Macmillan imprint will continue as part of Springer Nature, publishing books, monographs and journals in professional, business, finance and the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS).
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    The Science of Why
    June 2015
    In this groundbreaking book, author David Forbes explains human motivation and provides ways that marketers can effectively reach the consumer. The book uses decades of psychology research and the author's own tool, the Forbes Matrix that identifies, organizes, and explains the nine core motivations.
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    The Public Wealth of Nations
    June 2015
    Two leading economists argue that publicly owned commercial assets need to be taken out of the control of politicians. This radical, reforming book could lead to the creation of entirely new departments in the world's major banks, improve the fabric of democratic institutions across the globe, and increase global living standards.
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    How Politics Makes Us Sick
    May 2015
    Ted Schrecker and Clare Bambra argue that the obesity, insecurity, austerity and inequality that result from neoliberal (or 'market fundamentalist') policies are hazardous to our health, asserting that these neoliberal epidemics require a political cure.
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    The Bicycle
    May 2015
    This is the first history of the bicycle to trace not only the technical background to its invention, but also to contrast its social and cultural impact in different parts of the world, and assess its future as a continuing global phenomenon.
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    Why People (Don't) Buy
    May 2015
    Full of practical diagrams and maps, as well as international case studies, this book offers a unique and extensively-tested 'GO-STOP Signal Framework', which allows managers to better understand why consumers are not buying their products and what can be done to put this right.
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    The European Union Illuminated
    May 2015
    The European Union Illuminated: Its Nature, Importance and Future is addressed to the average educated person. This is because the EU is under great stress due to misconceptions held by the general public, propagated by certain EU political parties, especially by the UK's Conservative Party and UKIP.
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    Springer Nature created following merger completion
    6 May 2015

    Key competition authorities including the European Union and the US Department of Justice have cleared the merger of Springer Science Business Media and the majority of Macmillan Science and Education. The new company will be called Springer Nature.
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    Psychiatry Under the Influence
    May 2015
    Psychiatry Under the Influence investigates the actions and practices of the American Psychiatric Association and academic psychiatry in the United States, and presents it as a case study of institutional corruption.
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    HR in the Boardroom
    April 2015
    This unique guide explores how senior HR executives can build strong working relationships with the CEO, other members of the executive team, and the board of directors. With case studies and interviews with HR professionals from a range of industries and locations, this is truly the first book of its kind.
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    How to Build a Life in the Humanities
    April 2015
    A follow-up to the popular Graduate Study for the 21st Century, this book seeks to expand professional development to include the personal aspects of daily lives in the humanities. How to Build a Life in the Humanities delves into pressing work-life issues such as post-tenure depression, academic life with children, aging, and adjuncting.
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    Changing Employee Behavior
    March 2015
    This book reveals the simple, but powerful techniques for changing behavior that experts from a range of disciplines have been using for years. Based on research conducted for this book, it introduces practical techniques drawn from the fields of psychology, psychotherapy, and behavioral economics, and show how they can be applied to address some of the most common, everyday challenges that managers face.
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    Generation Jobless
    March 2015
    Offering guidance on the opportunities and threats for future generations, and featuring interviews with business leaders, this book provides a constructive look at change. It directs the youth to become job creators, not job seekers, and to approach the corporate and political worlds with an entrepreneurial mind-set.
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    The lives of real vampires revealed
    24 March 2015

    ​‘Real vampire’ communities live all over the world including the UK and USA, according to an ethnographic study published today in Palgrave Communications.
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    Access All Areas: Free access to all Palgrave Macmillan journals in March 2015
    March 2015
    ​We are pleased to announce that from March 1st-31st 2015, Palgrave Macmillan will be offering free online access to our full journals portfolio.

    All current and archival content spanning the Humanities, the Social Sciences and Business will be available. Viewers will be able to browse through high-profile titles including the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Feminist Review, International Politics and the award-winning postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies to name just a few.
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    The Business of Sharing
    March 2015
    Providing a colorful insight into the people at the forefront of the emergent Sharing Economy, a movement predicted to already be worth around $26B a year, this book gives vital advice to anyone thinking of starting or investing in a collaborative consumption business. The first of its kind, written by an author on the forefront of this new trend. ​
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    Sex and Film
    February 2015
    Sex and Film is a frank, comprehensive analysis of the cinema's love affair with the erotic. Forshaw's lively study moves from the sexual abandon of the 1930s to filmmakers' circumvention of censorship, the demolition of taboos by arthouse directors and pornographic films, and an examination of how explicit imagery invaded modern mainstream cinema.
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    Scaling Up Business Solutions to Social Problems
    February 2015
    A silent revolution is underway, as entrepreneurs challenge prevalent notions of business motives and methods to invent market-based solutions to eradicate social injustice. Yet many fail to succeed. Based on original research, the authors uncover why impressive solutions fail to scale up, featuring global case studies and practical solutions.
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    Radical Feminism
    February 2015
    Feminism is not dead. This groundbreaking book advances a radical and pioneering feminist manifesto for today's modern audience that exposes the real reasons as to why women are still oppressed and what feminist activism must do to counter it through a vibrant and original account of the global Reclaim the Night March.
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    The New Influencing Toolkit
    February 2015
    Without influence, managers are ineffective. In today's workplace, managers need to influence up, down and increasingly, sideways as organizations become less hierarchical. This book is expertly designed to diagnose and develop managerial influence, focusing on four key strategies: investigating, calculating, motivating and collaborating.
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    Palgrave Communciations publishes first papers
    20 January 2015

    Palgrave Communications, the new high quality open access (OA) online-only, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary journal will publish its first articles today.
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    Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and BC Partners announce agreement to merge majority of Macmillan Science and Education with Springer Science Business Media
    15 January 2015

    Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Holtzbrinck) and BC Partners (BCP) announced today that they have reached an agreement to merge Springer Science Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) in its entirety with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (MSE), namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of Macmillan Education.
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    Neuroscience for Leadership
    January 2015
    Leadership can be learned: new evidence from neuroscience clearly points to ways that leaders can significantly improve how they engage with and motivate others. This book provides leaders and managers with an accessible guide to practical, effective actions, based on neuroscience.
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    New Approaches to Countering Terrorism
    January 2015
    Hamed El-Said investigates Counter-de-Rad programs in Muslim majority and Muslim minority states. This multifaceted book provides a new approach to evaluate Counter-de-Rad Programmes and develops a holistic framework which will allow policy-makers and practitioners to design and effectively implement and assess such programs in the future.
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    Agency
    January 2015
    Agency is the ideal book for young startups and entrepreneurs in the advertising, marketing, and digital services space. It provides a crash course for young advertising firms, with advice not just on how to get started, but how to survive in a competitive marketplace.
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    Digital Relevance
    January 2015
    Digital Relevance teaches readers the knowledge, strategies, and skills need to create content, instantly engage customers, and compel them to action by sharing ideas so seamlessly matched to each audience's context that they can't help but take next steps toward purchase.

2014

  • Press Release
    Do Less Better
    December 2014
    Do Less Better teaches leaders how to recognize the complexity and inefficiencies within their businesses and reveals how they can simplify and streamline through specialization and sacrifice. According to John R. Bell, a company's willingness to focus on a particular vision or identity ensures viability and strengthens its competitive edge.
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    Big Social Mobile
    December 2014
    Big Social Mobile shows that big data, along with social and mobile media, can improve enterprise performance significantly, but only when implemented in a holistic fashion. This book offers an integrative process that has helped a wide range of businesses enhance what has traditionally made them unique, resulting in transformative results.
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    American Ambassadors
    December 2014
    Some of those named as American ambassadors are the product of both a time-honored tradition and a thinly veiled form of corruption. American Ambassadors explains how a person becomes an ambassador, where they go, what they do and why, in today's ever more globalized world, they are more important than ever.
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    Black Leaders on Leadership
    December 2014
    Drawing on a wealth of oral interviews, Black Leaders on Leadership uses the lives of prominent African Americans to trace the contours of black leadership in America. Included here are fascinating accounts from a wide variety of figures such as John Lewis, Clarence Thomas, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Angela Davis, Amiri Baraka, and many more.
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    Philosophy and Terry Pratchett
    December 2014
    Philosophy and Terry Pratchett is the first attempt by philosophers to explore themes in Sir Terry Pratchett's writings. It will appeal to both specialists and fans of Pratchett with serious essays written in a manner accessible to anyone who enjoys, or is curious about, Pratchett's work.
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    Solving the Strategy Delusion
    December 2014
    Solving the Strategy Delusion takes a pioneering approach to challenging conventional and 'delusional' approaches to strategy. The result of years of academic research and consulting, it presents readers with a practical understanding of why strategic change consistently fails, and most importantly, what to do about it.
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    The Seven Sins of Innovation
    November 2014
    The Seven Sins of Innovation offers a psychology-based model that features seven key determinants of success or failure for innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors. This book provides specific recommendations, examples and case studies that demonstrate how individual and group psychology must be engaged effectively to create entrepreneurial cultures capable of powerful innovation.
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    The New Atheist Denial of History
    November 2014
    This compact, forcefully argued work calls Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, and the rest of the so-called 'New Atheists' to account for failing to take seriously the historical record to which they so freely appeal when attacking religion.
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    Taking Down Goliath
    November 2014
    Advances in software, auction-based media, analytics, and big data have made it possible for the average marketer to compete with marketers with 100 times the spending power. Taking Down Goliath profiles the ways in which digital marketing can level the playing field, if you know how to use it.
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    Trendology
    November 2014
    In this, the first data-driven guide to real time marketing, Chris Kerns outlines the value of RTM via a comprehensive social data performance analysis. He lays out best practices for measuring RTM, injects a data-driven mindset into every step of its methodology, and shows how marketers can grow RTM into a daily win for brands across the globe.
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    Islam and Controversy
    November 2014​
    Was Salman Rushdie right to have written The Satanic Verses? Were the protestors right to have done so? What about the Danish cartoons? This book examines the moral questions raised by cultural controversies, and how intercultural dialogue might be generated within multicultural societies.
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    Palgrave Macmillan launches first China series with Shanghai Jiaotong University
    November 2014
    Palgrave Macmillan is focusing on publishing more humanities and social science scholarship from Asia, especially China. New Perspectives on Chinese Politics and Society is the first Palgrave Macmillan series that has been commissioned from China and will be launched in 2015.
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    BFI Sci-Fi Series
    October 2014
    These nine special editions are published to tie in with the BFI season Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, October – December 2014. Each volume in this set of special edition BFI Film Classics interprets and celebrates a land mark in science fiction cinema. Renowned authors such as Mark Kermode offer arguments for the film's ‘classic' status, together with a discussion of its production and reception and its place within the genre.
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    Revealed
    October 2014
    It is not always possible to interview or meet people face-to-face before significant negotiations or decisions have to be made. They may be business competitors or candidates for an important leadership role. Revealed is a book for those who need to assess others and make decisions about people, without being able to meet and interview them.
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    Stress in the Spotlight
    October 2014
    Based upon interviews with individuals in high pressure positions, from business leaders to a bomb disposal expert, this book provides practical insight about how to identify, tackle and overcome any kind of stress.
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    Fusion Economics
    October 2014
    The current international financial system has created a huge gap between the wealthy and the rest. Grounded and straightforward in his approach, Brahm calls for a turn away from economic systems dangerously steeped in ideology and stymied by politics, outlining a new global consensus based on pragmatism, common sense, and grass-roots realities.
  • Seeing Ourselves Through Technology
    Palgrave Pivot publishes first open access title
    October 2014
    Palgrave Macmillan has published its first open access Palgrave Pivot title, Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves under a CC BY license.
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    Crisis Without End
    June 2014
    In Crisis Without End, Andrew Gamble provides an overview of events since the 2008 crash and gives an assessment of their deeper structural causes and the political narratives that have structured how they are understood and debated and alternative future scenarios.
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    Media Law and Ethics in the 21st Century
    May 2014
    The exposure of the excesses of the tabloid press, the Leveson Inquiry and subsequent fears over relinquishing rights to free expression have highlighted the importance of serious journalism for a civilised society and a fully functioning democracy. This collection of writings brings together some of the foremost authorities on law, journalism and ethics in order to illuminate the unique and ongoing debates on media ethics and the competing rights to privacy and free expression.
  • Multiculturalism and Conflict Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific
    Palgrave Macmillan publishes second open access monograph
    September 2014
    Palgrave Macmillan has published its second open access monograph today, Multiculturalism and Conflict Reconciliation in the Asia Pacific: Migration, Language and Politics.
  • Palgrave Communications
    Palgrave Macmillan announces launch of Open Access journal Palgrave Communications
    April 2014​
    Palgrave Macmillan is pleased to announce the launch of Palgrave Communications, a high quality open access (OA) online-only, multidisciplinary journal which will publish original research in all areas of the humanities, the social sciences and business.