Policy Press

Publishing with a Purpose

News

Showing 41-60 of 188 items.

15 Nov 2017

The Tax Credits system needs fixing: addressing Universal Credit is not enough

Sam Royston, author of Broken benefits, argues that the government must reform the flawed Tax Credits system before they can even begin to improve Universal Credit. Read more on our blog
The Tax Credits system needs fixing: addressing Universal Credit is not enough

8 Nov 2017

Europe’s largest ghetto: squalor and violence in the shadows of Madrid

Welcome to Valdemingómez. Just 12km from Madrid, political neglect, spatial exclusion and social policy stagnation have created a lawless landscape of drugs and violence. Squalor and hopelessness reduce chances of a way out. Read more on our blog
Europe’s largest ghetto: squalor and violence in the shadows of Madrid

6 Nov 2017

Is the new impact agenda the excuse you’ve been waiting for...?

Sharon Wright and Peter Dwyer, researching the impacts of Universal Credit since 2013 as part of the collaborative ESRC Welfare Conditionality project, reflect on their recent experience of contributing to the Universal Credit debate, to argue that impact activities can be most meaningful if they are aimed at making a difference that really matters. Read more on our blog
Is the new impact agenda the excuse you’ve been waiting for...?

2 Nov 2017

Carl Milofsky appointed Co-Editor of Voluntary Sector Review

We are delighted to announce that Professor Carl Milofsky will be joining the editorial team of Voluntary Sector Review (VSR) as Co-Editor from January 2018. Keep reading
Carl Milofsky appointed Co-Editor of Voluntary Sector Review

24 Oct 2017

#MeToo and the underlying contradictions of patriarchy

By Emma Williamson, Co-Editor of the Journal of Gender-Based Violence Recent weeks have seen a deluge of allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, with the media scrambling to print stories from A-List celebrities: allegations, what they knew (or didn’t), or whether Harvey Weinstein’s behaviour is the tip of a toxic iceberg. Read more on our blog
#MeToo and the underlying contradictions of patriarchy

20 Oct 2017

Am I a patient?

Alan Cribb unravels the transition from an epidemiological approach to a philosophical approach to healthcare he discusses in his new book – Healthcare in transition – by examining how his identification, or not, as a patient impacts on his research. Read more on our blog
Am I a patient?

19 Oct 2017

Editor in Chief of Journal of Gender-Based Violence becomes Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Professor Marianne Hester OBE, Chair in Gender, Violence and International Policy at the University of Bristol and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Gender-Based Violence has been awarded the title of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Keep reading
Editor in Chief of Journal of Gender-Based Violence becomes Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

6 Oct 2017

The struggle for abortion rights is far from over

Judith Orr, author of the hard-hitting Abortion wars, shows how there is no room for complacency in the fight for a woman’s right to choose. Read more on our blog
The struggle for abortion rights is far from over

2 Oct 2017

Kayleigh Garthwaite winner of 2017 British Academy Peter Townsend prize

Kayleigh Garthwaite has won this year's British Academy Peter Townsend Prize for 'Hunger pains: life inside foodbank Britain'. Keep reading
Kayleigh Garthwaite winner of 2017 British Academy Peter Townsend prize

27 Sep 2017

Social media homicide confessions – stories of killing in digital culture

Criminologist Professor Elizabeth Yardley discusses the relationship between violent crime and social media use, ahead of her new research being published later this month. Originally published by Birmingham City University on 15th September 2017. Read more on our blog
Social media homicide confessions – stories of killing in digital culture

21 Sep 2017

Violence against women and children in diverse contexts: FRS special issue

Nicky Stanley, Ingrid Palmary and Khatidja Chantler, editors of the special issue of Families, Relationships and Societies, detail the content of the issue and explain why examining both differing and shared experience of violence and abuse is essential. Read more on our blog
Violence against women and children in diverse contexts: FRS special issue

14 Sep 2017

10 ways we can reverse inequality in Britain

Roger Brown, author of The inequality crisis, explains how economic inequality in Britain and other advanced Western countries has got so bad, and highlights the measures we need to undertake that will start to reverse this devastating trend. Read more on our blog
10 ways we can reverse inequality in Britain

13 Sep 2017

What’s next for poverty?

Barry Knight, author of Rethinking poverty: What makes a good society?, explains why we need to change the way we frame ‘poverty’ in order to make progress. Read more on our blog
What’s next for poverty?

23 Aug 2017

Challenging the politics of early intervention

The past decade has seen a rash of early intervention programmes targeting mothers of young children. Reports by the World Health Organisation and UNICEF, and early years policy and service provision in the UK and internationally, are now characterised by an emphasis on early intervention in the belief that pregnancy and the earliest years of life are most important for development. Read more on our blog
Challenging the politics of early intervention

18 Aug 2017

What makes for a strong Voluntary Sector Review paper? Eight points to consider

Rob Macmillan, Nick Acheson and Bernard Harris, editors of the international Voluntary Sector Review journal, present 8 tips for submitting a strong paper. Read more on our blog
What makes for a strong Voluntary Sector Review paper? Eight points to consider

11 Aug 2017

Why we need social entrepreneurs

Chris Durkin, co-author of Social entrepreneurship; A skills approach, reflects on his experience of redundancy and how the uncertainty it brings is representative of life in the ‘gig economy’. He highlights the urgent need to teach new skills, creativity and resilience and how social entrepreneurs can show us the way. Read more on our blog
Why we need social entrepreneurs

4 Aug 2017

TripAdvisor helps us choose hotels and restaurants – so why not where we end our days?

Originally published by The Conversation on August 1st 2017. My 91-year-old mother was deeply unhappy at the geriatric hospital in which she found herself after breaking her ankle. Read more on our blog
TripAdvisor helps us choose hotels and restaurants – so why not where we end our days?

28 Jul 2017

Welcome Jo Greig!

We're excited to announce, Jo Greig, previously international marketing director and western European sales director at Macmillan Education, is joining us as the sales and marketing director. Keep reading
Welcome Jo Greig!

28 Jul 2017

‘Baby P’ 10 years on and the devastation of child protection

The updated and expanded second edition of ‘The Story of Baby P: Setting the Record Straight’ by Ray Jones, was published by Policy Press in February. Here, Jones discusses the impact of the Baby P case 10 years on, especially the ineffectual regulations on abusive press behaviour and the devastating effect on the social work profession. Read more on our blog
‘Baby P’ 10 years on and the devastation of child protection

21 Jul 2017

Named and shamed: EU countries are failing to share responsibility for refugees

Originally published by The Conversation on 19th July 2017. There are currently an estimated 22.5m people living as refugees around the world. Read more on our blog
Named and shamed: EU countries are failing to share responsibility for refugees