Category Archives : Books


Relational JusticeThirteen authors, all highly respected professionals, assess the criminal justice system from a relational perspective and suggest ways of bringing a concern for the relationships damaged by crime at the heart of our penal system.

Relational Justice

The R Factor

The R FactorWritten at a time of intense debate both in the emerging post-communist world and the recession-ridden West, The R Factor presents a powerful critique of our culture. Only through the creation of Relational markets and democracies, it argues, will we find personal fulfilment and build a truly stable global order.


Building a Relational SocietyWriters in this unique collection of essays, from their very different walks of life, challenge the neglect of our relationships. Drawing together evidence from pyschology, economics and commerce, sociology and theology, the authors demonstrate the costs of neglecting human relationships. They urge a new approach to finding solutions to the problems of urban decay, industrial relations, divorce and family conflict by adopting a more relational public policy focus. The authors include A.H. Halsey,  John Monks, Clive Mather, Ceridwen Roberts and Shirley Dex.

Building a Relational Society

Relationships in the NHS

Relationships in the NHSThis book looks at the characteristics of NHS relationships. It looks at policy and the theory underpinning these relationships and builds on practical examples from many of the health communities in England. It offers new insights to those of us who are trying to harness and focus the energies of different organizations for the greater benefit of the populations that we serve.

Dr Gillian Morgan, Chief Executive, North & East Devon Health Authority


Case for Interprofessional CollaborationEach chapter adopts a consistent format and a clear framework for professional relationships, considering those with the same profession, other professions, new partners, policy actors, the public and with patients. Available direct from Blackwell publishing.

‘This book is essential for practitioners, managers and educators of health and social care.’  Dr Frances Gordon in the journal Learning in Health and Social Care.

Case for Interprofessional Collaboration

Relational Manager

Relational ManagerRelationships that work lie at the heart of every successful organisation – on a strategic level, a cultural level, an operational level and a personal level.
Distilling 20 years of experience and research, The Relational Manager is packed with telling case histories, practical examples and clear guidance. Authors Schluter and Lee demonstrate conclusively how managers at any level in any organisation can make a real difference to performance by thinking relationally.
Focused primarily on the workplace, the book also offers insights into the work-life balance and relationships with friends and family. This book argues that society is ultimately a network of relationships, both public and professional. If those relationships don’t work, quality of life goes down and organisational performance suffers. The Relational Manager sets out a relationships approach to policy making and management to inspire leaders in all walks of life.

See: ‘High Praise for The Relational Manager’ here.
Review from the Chartered Managemnet Institute here and from LICC here.