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15 Aug 2018

Launch of the Global Agenda for Social Justice

The Global Agenda for Social Justice was launched last week at the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) in Philadelphia. Keep reading
Launch of the Global Agenda for Social Justice

1 Aug 2018

Mary O’Hara launches new anti-poverty multi-platform initiative

Mary O Hara, author of Austerity Bites, has launched Project Twist-It - a brand new anti-poverty multi-platform initiative aiming to shift the negative rhetoric around poverty in the UK and the US. Keep reading
Mary O’Hara launches new anti-poverty multi-platform initiative

31 Jul 2018

The soul of a university launch

Former Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University, Professor Chris Brink, returned to launch his new book which explores the role of higher education in society. The Soul of a University: Why excellence is not enough, provides an in-depth analysis of why universities should have a social purpose as well as achieve academic excellence. Keep reading
The soul of a university launch

23 Jul 2018

A democratic answer to neoliberalism and authoritarianism

Bryn Jones and Mike O’Donnell, editors of Alternatives to neoliberalism, examine the problems of authoritarian nationalism and explain that the best hope for greater equality and quality of life lies with people themselves, and in more, not less democracy. The paperback of Alternatives to neoliberalism is out now. Read more on our blog
A democratic answer to neoliberalism and authoritarianism

19 Jul 2018

'Dead-end lives' wins book award

We're delighted to announce that 'Dead-end lives' by Daniel Briggs and Rubén Monge Gamero has won the 2018 American Society of Criminology Division of International Criminology Outstanding Book award. Read more
'Dead-end lives' wins book award

17 Jul 2018

Southgate offers solutions for local leadership

Originally published by Local Government Chronicle on 12 July 2018. The disappointment of England losing the World Cup semi-final to Croatia last week does not undermine the fact that Gareth Southgate has raised the bar for international football management. Read more on our blog
Southgate offers solutions for local leadership

11 Jul 2018

Understanding the rise of populism and addressing its challenges

Amitai Etzioni, author of Law and society in a populist age, examines the emergence of populism and suggests ways in which law-based approaches and political institutions can both understand and manage the challenges these movements present. Read more on our blog
Understanding the rise of populism and addressing its challenges

6 Jul 2018

‘Ain’t no such things as half-way crooks’: political discourses and structural duplicity

Stephen Crossley, author of Troublemakers: The construction of ‘troubled families’ as a social problem, discusses the National evaluation of the Troubled Families Programme 2015 to 2020 interim findings, ‘dirty data’, his approach and methodology and the purpose of academic research. Read more on our blog
‘Ain’t no such things as half-way crooks’: political discourses and structural duplicity

21 Jun 2018

Variations and Innovations in Care Services

By Alisoun Milne, Debates and Issues Editor, International Journal of Care and Caring Read more on our blog
Variations and Innovations in Care Services

14 Jun 2018

Reay wins the Jake Ryan Book Award

Congratulations to Diane Reay and her book Miseducation which won the Working-Class Studies Association Jake Ryan Book Award. Keep reading
Reay wins the Jake Ryan Book Award

11 Jun 2018

Great Coverage for Squaring the circle on Brexit

Squaring the circle on Brexit, by John Erik Fossum and Hans Petter Graver, was the first Bristol University Press book to be published, and since publication it has received some great media coverage we wanted to highlight. Keep reading
Great Coverage for Squaring the circle on Brexit

7 Jun 2018

Women, Peace and Welfare in Times Higher Education

Ann Oakley's Women, peace and welfare is Book of the week in Times Higher Education this week. Read the full article
Women, Peace and Welfare in Times Higher Education

5 Jun 2018

Volunteers Week: The Future of Volunteering?

This Volunteers Week, Rose Lindsey and John Mohan, co-authors of ‘Continuity and change in voluntary action’, part of the Third Sector Research Series and out now, look at the impact of political rhetoric and public attitudes on volunteering on levels of engagement. Read more on our blog
Volunteers Week: The Future of Volunteering?

1 Jun 2018

Repealed! Now we look to Northern Ireland

Originally published by the Abortion Rights blog on May 26th 2018. An uprising of activists in every city, town and village across Ireland made history yesterday and sealed the end of an era that saw women denied basic human rights. Read more on our blog
Repealed! Now we look to Northern Ireland

25 May 2018

Prestigious new journals from Bristol University Press!

Did you know that we will be expanding our journals list significantly as part of the development of Bristol University Press? Already this year we launch two exciting new titles in areas which represent the changing profile of our list more generally. And this is only the start of our mission to publish the highest quality scholarship addressing global challenges across the social sciences. Keep reading
Prestigious new journals from Bristol University Press!

24 May 2018

The role of co-production in research and practice

Aksel Ersoy, editor of The impact of co-production, discusses the debate around the ways public engagement can go beyond a simple consultation and how it can be ‘relevant’ in the academia. Read more on our blog
The role of co-production in research and practice

16 May 2018

First Bristol University Press book out today: a message from Head of Commissioning Victoria Pittman

We’re pleased to announce the publication today of Squaring the Circle on Brexit: Could the Norway model work? Written by John Erik Fossum and Hans Petter Graver, it provides the first systematic assessment of the so-called Norway model, suggested as an off-the-shelf option for the UK to ‘square the circle’ after Brexit. Keep reading
First Bristol University Press book out today: a message from Head of Commissioning Victoria Pittman

14 May 2018

Conceptual issues in welfare debates

Lee Gregory, author of Exploring welfare debates, publishing this week, discusses the ideological and conceptual issues surrounding welfare debates. Read more on our blog
Conceptual issues in welfare debates

14 May 2018

Brexit: 10 myths about the ‘Norway model’ examined

On 8 May the UK’s House of Lords passed an amendment to require the House of Commons to vote on remaining in the European Economic Area (EEA), the possibility of Britain adopting the so-called ‘Norway model’ is back on the agenda of British politics. Here the authors of Squaring the Circle on Brexit: Could the Norway Model Work?, John Erik Fossum and Hans Petter Graver, give some background to Norway’s relationship with the European Union and reveal the truth behind some common myths about the Norway model. Read more on our blog
Brexit: 10 myths about the ‘Norway model’ examined

1 May 2018

Introducing Bristol University Press: a message from Alison Shaw

May is a month of celebration for us as we publish the first books and journals under the Bristol University Press brand. Keep reading
Introducing Bristol University Press: a message from Alison Shaw