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International Development

Bristol University Press, and our imprint, Policy Press, has a long history of publishing award-winning scholarship with a focus on social issues that reaches beyond academia to government, professionals and the wider public to inform policy and practice. A not-for-profit publisher, we were proud to be named the Independent Publishers’ Guild (IPG) Independent Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year in 2016.

With a reputation for publishing on poverty, inequalities and social justice we are now actively looking to expand our International Development list and welcome proposals from those researching in this field, especially on topics that address global social challenges.

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Our new Human Geography, Environment and International Development catalogue is now available. Download the pdf here.

Browse International Development articles on our Transforming Society blog.


Rebecca Tomlinson

Meet the Editor

Rebecca Tomlinson, Commissioning Editor

After completing a Master’s Degree in Journalism, I got my first job in academic publishing at the Press. Since starting, I’ve had the opportunity to work on some of the most important contributions to the debate on social challenges around the globe. 

As the editor for criminology and criminal justice books, I’ve been able to shape the list to include some of the most vital topics effecting the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in our society. It’s a privilege to work with the criminology community, who are all so passionate about the important work they’re doing and I think that shows in the fantastic books we’ve published so far.

If you are interested in getting in touch, please contact me at rebecca.tomlinson@bristol.ac.uk or visit our information for authors page to download our proposal guidelines. You can also follow me on Twitter @Bec_Tomlinson.