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A General Model for the Helical Structure of Geophysical Flows in Channel Bends (2017)
Journal Article
Azpiroz-Zabala, M., Cartigny, M. J. B., Sumner, E. J., Clare, M. A., Talling, P. J., Parsons, D. R., & Cooper, C. (2017). A General Model for the Helical Structure of Geophysical Flows in Channel Bends. Geophysical research letters, 44(23), (11,932-11,941). doi:10.1002/2017gl075721. ISSN 0094-8276

Meandering channels formed by geophysical flows (e.g., rivers and seafloor turbidity currents) include the most extensive sediment transport systems on Earth. Previous measurements from rivers show how helical flow at meander bends plays a key role i... Read More

Understanding how appraisal of doctors produces its effects: A realist review protocol (2014)
Journal Article
Brennan, N., Bryce, M., Pearson, M., Wong, G., Cooper, C., & Archer, J. (2014). Understanding how appraisal of doctors produces its effects: A realist review protocol. BMJ open, 4(6), doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005466

Introduction: UK doctors are now required to participate in revalidation to maintain their licence to practise. Appraisal is a fundamental component of revalidation. However, objective evidence of appraisal changing doctors' behaviour and directly re... Read More

Understanding the English ‘riots’ of 2011: ‘mindless criminality’ or youth ‘Mekin Histri’ in austerity Britain? (2012)
Journal Article
Cooper, C. (2012). Understanding the English ‘riots’ of 2011: ‘mindless criminality’ or youth ‘Mekin Histri’ in austerity Britain?. Youth and Policy, 109(September), (6-26). ISSN 0262-9798

The mainstream view permeating media and political discourses following the 2011 ‘riots'in England is that the disturbances are evidence of a moral decline and mindless criminality,implying that the nation's more settled traditions have been corroded... Read More

Rethinking the 'problem of youth': Refocusing on the social and its interrelationship with dominant power structures (2009)
Journal Article
Cooper, C. (2008). Rethinking the 'problem of youth': Refocusing on the social and its interrelationship with dominant power structures. Youth and Policy, 103, 81-92

What follows challenges the dominant discourses shaping contemporary social policy responses to the 'problem of youth', arguing that these accounts fail to acknowledge structurally-determined social contexts (beyond the control of individuals, famili... Read More

Community, conflict and the state: Rethinking notions of 'safety', 'cohesion' and 'wellbeing' (2008)
Book
Cooper, C. (2008). Community, conflict and the state: Rethinking notions of 'safety', 'cohesion' and 'wellbeing'. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9780230582125

Traditional understandings of what constitutes community safety have created a skewed understanding of crime and disorder that ignores the real threats to community cohesion and wellbeing. State-sponsored community safety strategies focus on property... Read More