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17 Jul 2019

Fundraising for The Green House

We're very pleased to announce that so far this year we have raised £3,010 for The Green House, our chosen charity for 2019. Keep reading
Fundraising for The Green House

1 Jul 2019

VIDEO: Why do we need good finance?

Can financial systems restore social and economic justice in societies? Watch on our blog
VIDEO: Why do we need good finance?

28 Jun 2019

Bristol University Press announces 2018 Impact Factor gains

Bristol University Press, and its imprint Policy Press, are delighted to announce impressive gains in this year’s Journal Citation Reports. Keep reading
Bristol University Press announces 2018 Impact Factor gains

25 Jun 2019

PODCAST: Mary Mellor on the myths about money

What does money mean? Where does it come from and and is it really in short supply? Most importantly, should the creation and circulation of money be a matter of democratic choice? Read more on our blog
PODCAST: Mary Mellor on the myths about money

20 Jun 2019

IMPACT CASE STUDY: Creating space for protest and problem-solving

Informal refugee camps in and around Calais may no longer be in the news but the problem is far from solved. In this impact case study, Sarah Mallet shows how her book creates a space for new dialogues, protest and problem-solving around the issue. Read more on our blog
IMPACT CASE STUDY: Creating space for protest and problem-solving

19 Jun 2019

Reader review: The Right Amount of Panic

Sarah Breux, Senior Executive Assistant at Bristol University Press, shares her thoughts on The Right Amount of Panic by Fiona Vera-Gray. Read more on our blog
Reader review: The Right Amount of Panic

18 Jun 2019

Putting children and young people at the heart of social research

Capturing the voices, views and experiences of children and young people directly and involving them more actively in the research process are increasingly seen as essential for good social research, evaluation, policy and service development. Read more on our blog
Putting children and young people at the heart of social research

13 Jun 2019

Instead of teaching violence, I teach football

Haitham Deeb who is a 30-year-old Palestinian, a farmer, a football player for the Palestinian team Jabal Al Mukaber and a teacher at the Ahmad Sameh Peace School in East Jerusalem. Haitham acts as a role model for students, sharing opportunities and showing that an alternative to violence is possible. Read more on our blog
Instead of teaching violence, I teach football

12 Jun 2019

Care workers need care too #CarersWeek

Ana Paula Gil, winner of the International Journal of Care and Caring/Transforming Care Conference Best Paper 2018, looks at how important it is to provide care, support and recognition to those who work in the care industry. Read more on our blog
Care workers need care too #CarersWeek

11 Jun 2019

Being an activist is about caring, having a voice and using it

Paul Sng’s Invisible Britain reveals untold stories from people who are often marginalised in the media, neglected by politicians and ignored within society. Here, Karen Passmore tells her story. Read more on our blog
Being an activist is about caring, having a voice and using it

6 Jun 2019

Launching the new journal Emotions and Society – why now?

This week Bristol University Press proudly launches the first issue of Emotions and Society. Editors in Chief Mary Holmes and Åsa Wettergren, and Co-Editor Nathan Manning introduce the inaugural issue out now. Read more on our blog
Launching the new journal Emotions and Society – why now?

4 Jun 2019

The Football Sharer

Sharing means saving future generations; if we offer better education, children can grow up to be good human beings, making a positive contribution to the world. Read more on our blog
The Football Sharer

31 May 2019

Policy Press Scholarship Online May 2019 upload is now live

This month we have added eighteen new titles to our ever-expanding digital collection, Policy Press Scholarship Online. Keep reading
Policy Press Scholarship Online May 2019 upload is now live

29 May 2019

Alabama’s abortion ban, it’s not so far from home

The clocks are going back in the US and it’s not their version of daylight saving. A series of court decisions in the last month threaten to overturn a fundamental right that women in the US won 45 years ago, the right to have an abortion. Read more on our blog
Alabama’s abortion ban, it’s not so far from home

28 May 2019

PODCAST: Futures of Economics

Huw Thomas, co-editor of Futures of Work, talks with Katherine Trebeck, co-author of The Economics of Arrival, about how most developed countries have arrived, and instead of enlarging the economy they should focus on improving it. Listen on our blog
PODCAST: Futures of Economics

24 May 2019

Crowdfunding for refugees

We crowdfund rent though reoccurring micro donations for people who are denied access to housing because of their immigration status. Some people are forced to cross borders regularly; they arrive in this country and are not entitled to work or get housing benefit, their access to housing is non-existent. Read more on our blog
Crowdfunding for refugees

23 May 2019

Facing the reality of the housing cost crisis

In 1973, Horst Rittel and Melvyn Webber published a paper in Policy Sciences contrasting the ‘tame’ problems of science (resolvable through the calm application of scientific rationality) with the ‘wicked’ problems of the social world. Read more on our blog
Facing the reality of the housing cost crisis

21 May 2019

What do you do with a BA in English?

Following the publication of The End of Aspiration by Duncan Exley, Alice Harper, a recent graduate, speaks about her experience of expectation, aspiration and finding a job after graduation. Read more on our blog
What do you do with a BA in English?

16 May 2019

Come dine with us! Urban #foodsharing in the 21st Century

In May 2019, The Guardian reported that a third of adults in the UK regularly eat alone; a figure which rises to almost half of all adults within London. This pattern of eating marks a radical departure from the bulk of human history Read more on our blog
Come dine with us! Urban #foodsharing in the 21st Century

15 May 2019

There is still social mobility, it’s just that most of it is downward

The UK, in the post-war decades, saw a remarkable degree of upward social mobility, with large numbers of people getting higher-status jobs than their parents had at the same age. The decline of social mobility since then has prompted some to say that it has ‘ground to a halt’, which isn’t at all true: there is still substantial social mobility, it’s just that most of it is downward. Read more on our blog
There is still social mobility, it’s just that most of it is downward