This series is a forum for innovative scholarly writing from across all substantive fields of the social sciences. It aims to enrich the study of the social sciences by promoting a cutting-edge approach to thought and analysis. Academic scrutiny and challenge are essential components in the development of the social sciences and its fields of study, and the act of re-thinking and re-examining principles and precepts that may have been long-held is imperative. Rethinking Research and Theory showcases authored books that address the social sciences from a new angle, expose the weaknesses of existing concepts and arguments, or ‘re-frame’ the topic in some way. This might be through the introduction of radical ideas, through the integration of perspectives from other fields or even disciplines, through challenging existing paradigms, or simply through a level of analysis that elevates or sharpens our understanding of a subject.