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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. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017gl075721

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 about A General Model for the Helical Structure of Geophysical Flows in Channel Bends.

Alternative provision free schools: Educational fireworks or sparks of optimism for excluded young people? (2015)
Book Chapter
Hope, M. A. (2015). Alternative provision free schools: Educational fireworks or sparks of optimism for excluded young people?. In C. Cooper, S. Gormally, & G. Hughes (Eds.), Socially just, radical alternatives for education and youth work practice, 107-126. Palgrave Macmillan UK. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137393593_6

For those of us who have spent our professional lives working alongside children and young people who are disaffected with education, re-imagining education — or more specifically, re-imagining schools — is crucial. Could it be possible for the state... Read More about Alternative provision free schools: Educational fireworks or sparks of optimism for excluded young people?.

‘Imagining otherwise’ or tinkering with the system? (2015)
Book Chapter
Hughes, G. (2015). ‘Imagining otherwise’ or tinkering with the system?. In C. Cooper, S. Gormally, & G. Hughes (Eds.), Socially just, radical alternatives for education and youth work practice: Re-imagining ways of working with young people, 220-244. Palgrave Macmillan

Socially just, radical alternatives for education and youth work practice: Re-imagining ways of working with young people (2015)
Book
C. Cooper, S. Gormally, & G. Hughes (Eds.), (2015). Socially just, radical alternatives for education and youth work practice: Re-imagining ways of working with young people. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137393593

Challenging dominant discourses in neoliberal marketized societies about working with disconnected young people, this book argues that alternative, radical approaches to formal and informal education are necessary to challenge repressive practices, a... Read More about Socially just, radical alternatives for education and youth work practice: Re-imagining ways of working with young people.

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 about Understanding how appraisal of doctors produces its effects: A realist review protocol.

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 about Understanding the English ‘riots’ of 2011: ‘mindless criminality’ or youth ‘Mekin Histri’ in austerity Britain?.

Imagining 'radical' youth work possibilities - challenging the 'symbolic violence' within the mainstream tradition in contemporary state-led youth work practice in England (2011)
Journal Article
Cooper, C. (2012). Imagining 'radical' youth work possibilities - challenging the 'symbolic violence' within the mainstream tradition in contemporary state-led youth work practice in England. Journal of Youth Studies, 15(1), (53-71). doi:10.1080/13676261.2011.618489. ISSN 1367-6261

This paper critically assesses the contemporary mainstream state-led youth work tradition in England. Its particular focus is possibilities within this tradition for engaging disadvantaged young people in activities that facilitate resistance to oppr... Read More about Imagining 'radical' youth work possibilities - challenging the 'symbolic violence' within the mainstream tradition in contemporary state-led youth work practice in England.

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 about Rethinking the 'problem of youth': Refocusing on the social and its interrelationship with dominant power structures.

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 about Community, conflict and the state: Rethinking notions of 'safety', 'cohesion' and 'wellbeing'.


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