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23 Jan 2017

Telling the truth about Baby P: Ray Jones on the impact of his book

As part of our focus on impact for Academic Book Week, author Ray Jones talks about the terrible and tragic death of Peter Connelly, the devastating fallout for the social work profession, and how his book, The Story of Baby P, has made a difference. Read more on our blog
Telling the truth about Baby P: Ray Jones on the impact of his book

20 Jan 2017

Embracing the changes in academic publishing

In a challenging political climate, the place of university presses and academic freedom can be expected to take on special significance. Read an interview with Alison Shaw, Director of Policy Press and University of Bristol Press, about the launch of our new university press. Read more in Publishing Perspectives
Embracing the changes in academic publishing

12 Jan 2017

Moving into policing – as a leader and a learner

Maggie Blyth, author of some of our best-selling texts on children at risk has recently taken her extensive experience working in local and national government to a Direct Entry Superintendent role in the police. In this blog post, originally posted on Maggie’s own blog on 7 January, she talks about the experience so far. Read more on our blog
Moving into policing – as a leader and a learner

14 Dec 2016

'The Future of Social Justice' event, Monday 5 December

In our Future of Social Justice event held last week in association with the Bristol Festival of Ideas, over 800 audience members heard Danny Dorling, Owen Jones, Kayleigh Garthwaite and Melissa Benn speak about the most significant successes, challenges and opportunities for social justice. Keep reading
'The Future of Social Justice' event, Monday 5 December

2 Dec 2016

First Carol Weiss Prize Seminar held

A seminar celebrating the first Evidence & Policy Carol Weiss prize winner Will Allen (COMPAS, University of Oxford) was held at the University of Oxford on Wednesday 30th November. Keep reading
First Carol Weiss Prize Seminar held

28 Nov 2016

Free download: Brexit and working class politics

To mark the timely publication of the ebook of The rise of the right by Simon Winlow, Steve Hall and James Treadwell, we are offering the postscript to the book - Brexit and working class politics - FREE on our website. Keep reading
Free download: Brexit and working class politics

28 Nov 2016

Come and work with us!

We are looking for two Senior Commissioning Editors/Publishers and a Commissioning Editor to join the University of Bristol Press team. Keep reading

25 Nov 2016

Charity pie night for Unseen

Policy Press recently hosted a charity pie night, raising money for our charity for 2016, Unseen UK. Keep reading
Charity pie night for Unseen

24 Nov 2016

Nominations for the Peter Townsend Prize 2017 now open

The Peter Townsend Prize, worth £2,000, is awarded biennially in for outstanding work with policy relevance on a topic to which Townsend made a major contribution. Keep reading

14 Nov 2016

How Donald trumped the political establishment

Every poll predicted both a Clinton victory and that Democrats would regain control over the Senate. Instead, Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States and the Republicans control all branches of government. David Fasenfest, editor of Critical Sociology and author of the forthcoming Detroit and new urban repertoires, explains why this came to be. Keep reading
How Donald trumped the political establishment

14 Nov 2016

Celebrating #ARNOVA16

Download free articles on this year’s conference theme from Voluntary Sector Review Keep reading
Celebrating #ARNOVA16

10 Nov 2016

Trump, Brexit and the EDL: the left’s failure to capture the electorate’s trust

Many people are quick to blame racism and bigotry for the US Election result, but there are deeper reasons. Simon Winlow, Steve Hall and James Treadwell, authors of 'The rise of the right', discuss the ways in which the left has failed to capture the trust of much of the electorate. Keep reading
Trump, Brexit and the EDL: the left’s failure to capture the electorate’s trust

19 Oct 2016

Neon nails to support Unseen UK's #letsnailit campaign

Policy Press staff have painted their nails neon this week in support of Unseen UK's Anti Slavery Day 'Let's Nail It' campaign. Keep reading
Neon nails to support Unseen UK's #letsnailit campaign

19 Oct 2016

Do racial divides in the US explain support for Trump?

In the run-up to the US Presidential Election, Kathleen Odell Korgen, editor of Race policy and multiracial Americans, looks at why we must listen to Trump supporters, despite racial and ideological divides, to prove that a Democratic government can work for all Americans. Keep reading
Do racial divides in the US explain support for Trump?

19 Oct 2016

Rethinking sustainable cities launches at UN HABITAT III

David Simon's book, Rethinking sustainable cities: Accessible, green and fair, launched at UN HABITAT 3 in Quito this week. Keep reading
Rethinking sustainable cities launches at UN HABITAT III

13 Oct 2016

Policy Press and the University of Bristol Announce New Publishing Venture

Policy Press, IPG/Frankfurt Book Fair Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year 2016, together with the University of Bristol, one of the most popular universities in the UK, are proud to announce the creation of the University of Bristol Press. Keep reading
Policy Press and the University of Bristol Announce New Publishing Venture

10 Oct 2016

5 reasons the future for the third sector in public services doesn’t look bright

In 'The third sector delivering public services: Developments, innovations and challenges', James Rees and David Mullins look at the role of the third sector in different public service fields. Since the shock result of the EU Referendum we have entered a period of post-Brexit uncertainty for public services and the third sector. Keep reading
5 reasons the future for the third sector in public services doesn’t look bright

10 Oct 2016

Series launch: Class and inequality: Rethinking community development in the age of austerity

The new Rethinking Community Development series will be launched at an event at Goldsmiths, University of London, on Wednesday 9 November. The seminar will look at how a critical understanding of class can better enable practitioners to negotiate this contested space in the interests of communities of place, interest or identity. Keep reading
Series launch: Class and inequality: Rethinking community development in the age of austerity

7 Oct 2016

Why do you want to be published? Open Access and making a difference

In this guest blog post about the publication of her book ‘Being a scholar in the digital era‘ with Jessie Daniels, Polly Thistlethwaite reflects on why she believes information should be able to be widely accessed and shows how publishers can help to make this happen. Keep reading
Why do you want to be published? Open Access and making a difference

5 Oct 2016

Why the Government’s ‘back to the future’ approach to education won’t work

Following Justine Greening’s speech at the Conservative Party Labour conference yesterday, Patrick Ainley, author of Betraying a generation: How education is failing young people reflects on the state of English Education under Theresa May’s government. Keep reading
Why the Government’s ‘back to the future’ approach to education won’t work