Policy Press

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Impact case studies

For us, making a difference is about more than metrics, it's about change on the ground through publishing work that addresses issues that affect individuals' day-to-day lives. Just as importantly, it's about changing minds by encouraging debate, challenging the status quo and shifting perspectives.

Case studies

Authors, scholarship and moments that have mattered... here are just some examples of our publishing that have made a difference to policy and practice.

‘The Class Ceiling’ author advises No 10 on social mobility policy
Countering Extremism in British Schools? The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair
Women of Power

Journal of Poverty and Social Justice and the UN report on poverty and human rights
The Story of Baby P
Lande: The Calais 'Jungle' and Beyond
Getting By
Hunger Pains
The New Working Class
Repealing the 8th
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice and Universal Credit
Good Times, Bad Times
Re-imagining Child Protection
Studies in Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion
White Privilege author is key contributor in international debate on racism

We don't just want people to read our content but to really engage with it – intellectually, emotionally and practically. We can advise you on maximising impact to the intended audience right from your initial inquiry or submission through the complete life of the publication.

Ken Loach, a film and TV director’s comment about Danny Dorling's book, Injustice (which was first published by Policy Press in 2005), says a lot about the power a book can have and the power we hope for each of the books and articles we publish:

"Think twice before reading this book—you may well become an activist against social injustice, inequality, and the exploitation of labour. Dorling gives us words that are weapons"


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