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2 Jun 2017

A General Election to challenge – or intensify – neoliberalism?

Bryn Jones and Michael O’Donnell, authors of Alternatives to neoliberalism, argue that a ‘hard Brexit’ under a Tory government would strengthen, not challenge, the neoliberal agenda. Read more on our blog
A General Election to challenge – or intensify – neoliberalism?

31 May 2017

Of and for society: Thinking the prosocial

What would it take to make society better? Rowland Atkinson, Lisa McKenzie and Simon Winlow, co-editors of the new book Building better societies, discuss some of the obstacles we face in trying to improve society. Read more on our blog
Of and for society: Thinking the prosocial

30 May 2017

Introducing the new Journal of Gender-Based Violence

Co-Editor Emma Williamson introduces the new Journal of Gender-Based Violence, an international journal committed to social justice and to lending a voice to those who work in or have experienced gender-based violence in their lives. Read more on our blog
Introducing the new Journal of Gender-Based Violence

26 May 2017

50% off selected titles until 9 June

We are giving you the opportunity to buy books that address the key policy issues that all parties should be focusing on, offering the latest research, alternatives and solutions. Browse books on offer here
50% off selected titles until 9 June

26 May 2017

The Lady is not for Wobbling: Mrs May, social care and spending political capital

When is a wobble not a wobble? This might not seem the most obvious question to be asking in the context of the current General Election campaign but that’s exactly what makes it so important. Read more on our blog
The Lady is not for Wobbling: Mrs May, social care and spending political capital

24 May 2017

Election focus: Missing the point – education in the #GE2017 manifestos

Stephen Ball, author of the best-selling The education debate (third edition out in August) gives a passionate take on how the party manifestos are missing what should be at the heart of education policy. Read more on our blog
Election focus: Missing the point – education in the #GE2017 manifestos

22 May 2017

Election focus: Avoiding Another Failed NHS Experiment

In the next post in our Election Focus series, David Hunter, author of The health debate, explains that the election must not become an excuse for shelving much needed health system transformation. Read more on our blog
Election focus: Avoiding Another Failed NHS Experiment

19 May 2017

Election focus: The General Election and Brexit – diversion, divisions and tactics

In the next piece in our election focus series, Janice Morphet looks at the impact of the general Election’s delay to Brexit negotiations, questions that aren’t being answered, how each party are approaching Brexit in their campaigns and the significance of tactical voting. Read more on our blog
Election focus: The General Election and Brexit – diversion, divisions and tactics

16 May 2017

Election focus: Manifestos on welfare should be about engagement, dignity and respect

In this blog post, part of our Election Focus series, Ruth Patrick offers suggestions for what should be included in party manifestos on welfare reform, based on the six years of research into individuals’ experiences of social security and welfare reform in her book, For whose benefit? Read more on our blog
Election focus: Manifestos on welfare should be about engagement, dignity and respect

15 May 2017

Celebrating 25 years of the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice with a FREE anniversary article

In celebration of the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice’s 25th anniversary, editors Rod Hick and Gill Main reflect on the achievements of the journal and release a selection of articles free to download for the remainder of 2017. Read more on our blog
Celebrating 25 years of the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice with a FREE anniversary article

12 May 2017

Election focus: how can the Left re-engage the people?

In the second of our blog pieces focusing on the fast-approaching General Election, Simon Winlow, co-author of The rise of the right asks how it can be that, against a background of social, financial and environmental catastrophe, a political party dedicated to the neoliberalism seem set to secure a large majority. How can the Left get the people on side again? Read more on our blog
Election focus: how can the Left re-engage the people?

11 May 2017

Election focus: Housing policy predictions & radical solutions

In this piece, Duncan Bowie, author of Radical solutions to the housing supply crisis looks at what housing policies may be included in the party manifestos and explains the radical solutions we need. Read more on our blog
Election focus: Housing policy predictions & radical solutions

10 May 2017

The perversity in planning

Adam Sheppard, co-author of The essential guide to planning law, discusses planning policy and, in particular, the Prior Approval system and how this affects the delivery of homes in our communities. Read more on our blog
The perversity in planning

27 Apr 2017

Advising in Austerity

Research led by Prof Morag McDermont of University of Bristol Law School has explored the ways in which advice organisations such as Citizens Advice (CA) have become key actors in legal arenas, particularly for citizens who face the most disadvantage in upholding their rights. Read more on our blog
Advising in Austerity

26 Apr 2017

Academic Work, Fast and Slow

Should academics strive to be ‘fast’ or ‘slow’? Helen Kara, author of Research and evaluation for busy students and practitioners, argues that there is not one, clear answer. Read more on our blog
Academic Work, Fast and Slow

20 Apr 2017

Where is the harm in work?

How do we recognise work-based exploitation and harm? Sam Scott, author of Labour exploitation and work-based harm, argues that the ‘harm in work’ might not always be as obvious as we think and that more needs to be done to protect employees from exploitation in the workplace. Read more on our blog
Where is the harm in work?

19 Apr 2017

Family migration: Re-uniting across international borders

Why have so many Polish families chosen to make the UK their home? In this blog post, Anne White discusses some of the motivations for and complexities of family migration to the UK, as explored in her book, Polish families and migration since EU accession, out today in paperback. Read more on our blog
Family migration: Re-uniting across international borders

13 Apr 2017

Tax reform and a Corbyn-led government will save our local services

Peter Latham, author of Who stole the town hall?, argues that the Spring Budget highlighted the Conservative Party’s allegiance to the City of London, not the small businesses, entrepreneurs and self-employed they profess to support. Read more on our blog
Tax reform and a Corbyn-led government will save our local services

12 Apr 2017

Human-centred governance: transforming government from the outside-in

Design approaches are now being applied all over the world as a powerful approach to innovating public policies and services. Christian Bason, author of Leading public design: Discovering human-centred governance, argues that by bringing design methods into play, public managers can lead change with citizens at the centre, and discover a new model for steering public organisations: human-centred governance. Read more on our blog
Human-centred governance: transforming government from the outside-in

10 Apr 2017

Attitudes to social security in Britain today

As new welfare reforms come into effect this month the editors of a special issue of the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice explore attitudes to and experiences of welfare. Read more on our blog
Attitudes to social security in Britain today