Destination London co-editor Andrew Smith explains how London's tourism economy is rapidly expanding.
One of the questions we have been asked about establishing a new university press is 'how long does it take'? So we have recently reviewed on our history and experience detailing the University of Westminster Press timeline below.
Destination London: The Expansion of the Visitor Economy will be published and launched on the 22nd of May at 18.00, the Boardroom, University of Westminster 309 Regent Street London W1B 2HW. This book provides a fascinating account of tourism development in London, one of the world’s most visited destinations and a place where the visitor … Continue reading Event to mark launch of Destination London: The Expansion of the Visitor Economy →
The experiences of young men and women at the Regent Street Polytechnic (now the University of Westminster) in the heart of London provide a fascinating case study of evacuation, and glimpses into the everyday perceptions of evacuees.
Delighted to announce the arrival of UWP 2019 catalogue. Forty-six pages of books and journals. All UWP published titles are open access.
With the UK media running features on Rutger Bregman, his call for tax tax tax and Utopia for Realists UWP has published a manifesto proposing commons-based peer production as the surest way to harness technology for the benefit of all. P2P it argues is a new system of value creation. It is offers the virtues … Continue reading A Manifesto for 2019 and Beyond? →
UWP’s latest history title is published. A great resource for lecturers, students and general readers Mark Clapson reflects on civilian experience of that now dominant form of warfare, bombing, from the point at which it was feared and anticipated to recent times including efforts of memorialisation and reconstruction. He discusses the debate around the ‘myth … Continue reading The Blitz Companion by Mark Clapson, published →
A new title by Mark Clapson is to be published on Wednesday the 3rd of April. We are welcoming its arrival at the University, 309 Regent Street, Boardroom from 18.00. The work of a number of years teaching and research, the book is uniquely comparative in looking at the experience of civilians in a number … Continue reading The Blitz Companion – here 3rd April →
There is another way. Peer to peer and the commons … A forthcoming CAMRI Research event this Thursday, for Peer to Peer: A Commons Manifesto by Michel Bauwens, Vasilis Kostakis and Alex Pazaitis researchers and activists in the world of P2P (Peer to Peer). Participants will discuss what is needed to create the transition to … Continue reading Event March 21st – Peer to Peer: A Commons Manifesto, book launch seminar →
ESLJ are pleased to announce three new articles within a newly compiled collection on global sports law, celebrating the work of academic Ken Foster. ESLJ and the University of Westminster has enjoyed a long fruitful association with Ken Foster and the area of global sports law that he helped pioneer from 1987.
UWP’s latest title Digital Objects, Digital Subjects is now available to read digitally, download or to purchase as a paperback. Toni Negri, Jodi Dean, Kylie Jarrett, Phoebe Moore, Paolo Gerbaudo,and Jack Linchuan Qiu are just some of the contributors debating Big Data, Labour, Politics, Capitalism, posthumanism, the anthropocence, the quantified self and current directions in political workplace organisation shaped by … Continue reading Politics, Labour, Capitalism Considered in the Age of Big Date →
Reaching 300,000 views and downloads on 18th of January 2019, UWP has grown its readership briskly in the last two years across books and journals. Here are the landmarks as they were recorded. 18 January 2019: 300,000 views and downloads reached 8 October 2018: 250,000 views and downloads reached 5 March 2018: 200,000 views and … Continue reading UWP – a timeline in figures →
MEDIA ACTIVISM: Special issue – imminent deadline WESTMINSTER PAPERS IN COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE Call for abstracts. In a time of political upheaval with the extreme right on the rise globally, and the techniques of fascism (populism, propaganda and fake news, hate speech and rise of hate crimes) dominating discourse around societal and political issues, what is the potential … Continue reading Media Activism: WPCC deadline for abstracts end 21st January →
Are optimists or pessimists correct about the digital future? What are the best academic tools, approaches and theories that can assist in understanding the ‘digital’ of today and tomorrow? Editors and contributors to a new open access book Digital Objects, Digital Subjects exploring all these controversial issues will discuss these and others arising at an … Continue reading Digital Objects, Digital Subjects – event 30 January →
Extracted from the opening pages of his introduction editor Jeremiah Morelock reflects on key terms used in the book Critical Theory and Authoritarian Populism. In view of everything that is engulfing Europe and perhaps the whole world, our present work is of course destined to be passed on through the night that is approaching: a … Continue reading Defining ‘Critical Theory’ ‘Populism’ and ‘the People’. →
Extracted from the opening pages of his introduction editor Jeremiah Morelock reflects on key terms used in the book Critical Theory and Authoritarian Populism. In view of everything that is engulfing Europe and perhaps the whole world, our present work is of course destined to be passed on through the night that is approaching: a … Continue reading Defining ‘Critical Theory’ ‘Populism’ & ‘the People’. →
Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture has issued a call for abstracts for its first 2019 issue. In a time of political upheaval with the extreme right on the rise globally, and the techniques of fascism (populism, propaganda and fake news, hate speech and rise of hate crimes) dominating discourse around societal and political issues, … Continue reading Media Activism issue – Call for submissions – WPCC →
Images supplementing the text of REFORM AND REVOLT IN THE CITY OF DREAMING SPIRES: Radical, Socialist and Communist Politics are available here from the author Duncan Bowie’s website. View and download the book itself from UWP’s website or see links to buy in paperback here.
The Labour Party nationally however continues to be divided between those who are prepared and often ambitious to take on the responsibilities of government, and those who prefer to maintain a critical position outside ‘the system’. The dilemma in progressive politics between responsibility and protest is as critical at a local level as it is … Continue reading Radical Politics in the City of Oxford – new history published →
What early Frankfurt School critical theory can tell us about contemporary far-right populism (including social media) in the United States and Europe is revealed in UWP’s new OA title Critical Theory and Authoritarian Populism. Theories, Foundations and Digital Authoritarianism form the sections of the book written by eminent international scholars with an editor’s introduction featuring a detailed historical outline of the Frankfurt Schools’s contribution to understanding populism.