Policy Press

Conflict, security and peace

Addressing UN Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, the books and journal articles we publish in this area focus on the impact of vast power differentials and the issues that need to be addressed as a threat to human rights and international security, including conflict based migration and political instability. 

Our aim is to publish innovative research that supports finding ways to protect groups that can be an easy target for violence and discrimination.

Bristol University Press and Policy Press are signed up to the UN SDG Publishers Compact. In Conflict, security and peace, we aim to address the following goal:

SDG Publishers compact logoSDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

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What Is Anthropology For?

Should the line be maintained between nature and cultural, the biological and the informational, the human and the planetary? Kriti Kapila argues that anthropology provides an essential set of tools for analysing our social reality and makes a case for its unique insights into our human connection, relatedness and exchange.

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Narrating China and Europe in Uncertain Times

Unravelling the narratives surrounding EU–China relations, this book sheds light on how these diverse and often contradictory perspectives can play a crucial role in shaping decisions and warns of their influence on policy making.

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Sentencing Serious Sex Offenders

How Judges Decide when Discretion is Wide

Addressing a lack of high-quality sentencing information in Ireland, this important book explores the factors that influence judges to impose a sentence of long-term imprisonment in sexual offence cases. The book is designed to be used in the classroom and the court, as well as providing a solid evidence base to inform policy-makers.

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The Complexities of Human Trafficking

A New Systemic Model to Protect Victims, Disrupt and Prosecute Traffickers

Written by an experienced practitioner, this book offers a unique model to assist professionals and researchers working to prosecute and prevent trafficking and modern slavery.

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Hashtag Activism and Women’s Rights

Are Social Media Campaigns Really Making Laws Better for Women and Girls?

This book sheds light on the global legal impact of international social media campaigns on women’s rights.

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The Far-Right in Ireland

Rise, Activities and International Links

Edited by Yasmine Ahmed
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Schooling, Conflict and Peace in the Southwestern Pacific

Becoming Enemy-Friends

Bringing concepts from critical transitional justice and critical peacebuilding into dialogue with education, this book examines the challenges faced by youth in the post-conflict settings of Bougainville and Solomon Islands, illustrating the vital importance of education in post-conflict recovery.

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Social Determinants of Health in Europe

Direct and Indirect Consequences of War

Edited by Adrian Bonner

Drawing on the perspectives of women and children displaced from Ukraine, as well as local authority policy makers and service providers, this book provides a unique view of the direct and indirect consequences of war in Europe and identifies the best responses to these ‘wicked issues’.

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Learning through Collective Memory Work

Testimonio and Education in Postwar Peru

This book chronicles the postwar experiences of the children of MRTA members in Peru, exploring struggles over memory, truth and societal stigma. It contributes to testimonio research in education and advocates learning from war-torn nations as sites of knowledge production and creativity.

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Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalisation

Evidence-Based Policy and Practice

This essential reference book offers best practice strategies for practitioners, researchers and policy makers working on deradicalisation and preventing violent extremism.

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Why the European Union Failed in Afghanistan

Transatlantic Relations and the Return of the Taliban

The first in-depth analysis of the EU’s state-building efforts in Afghanistan (2001–2022), this book argues that the EU’s actions were inadequate and deeply flawed, failing to account for the growing insecurity within Afghanistan and changes within US strategy.

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Comparisons in Global Security Politics

Representing and Ordering the World

Comparison is a central feature of the practice of interstate relations, yet it is rarely studied. This book demonstrates the significance of comparison in world politics and reveals how comparative knowledge is produced, how it becomes politically relevant and how its practices shape security politics.

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