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Professor Paul Hoggett

Paul Hoggett is Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Centre for Psycho-Social Studies at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He has over twenty years experience researching welfare change and the politics of community life for funders such as the ESRC, Home Office and European Foundation. He is also a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with a strong interest in the role of emotions in public life. He works within the Tavistock Group Relations tradition and was a founder editor of its journal Organisational & Social Dynamics. His books include Organising Around Enthusiasms (1986, Comedia), Partisans in an Uncertain World (1992, Free Association Books), Contested Communities (1997, Policy Press), Emotional Life and the Politics of Welfare (2000, Macmillan), and Politics, Identity & Emotion (Paradigm Publishers, 2009)..


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The Psychology of Inspired Collective Climate Change Action
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Relational and Body-Centered Practices for Healing Trauma: Lifting the Burdens of the Past


Relational and Body-Centered Practices for Healing Trauma provides psychotherapists and other helping professionals with a new body-based clinical model for the treatment of trauma. This model synthesizes emerging neurobiological....
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