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13 May 2016

Blog: Manufactured Excellence Everywhere: but what about the human cost?

Educational excellence has been in the news a lot of late – from the row over seven year old testing through to the latest government U-turn on school academisation. In today’s guest blog, author of recently published Pushed to the edge: Inclusion and behaviour support in schools, Val Gillies provides her insights into a system that falls far short of providing quality education to a large number of children in its care… Keep reading
Blog: Manufactured Excellence Everywhere: but what about the human cost?

10 May 2016

Launch of Patrick Ainley's 'Betraying a generation' at UCL Institute of Education

LLAKES Seminar and Book Launch will take place on Tuesday 17 May 2016, 17.15-19.45, UCL Institute of Education, Clarke Hall. Interested in attending? The seminar and launch are free to attend, but prior registration would be helpful: please contact ioe.llakesevents@ucl.ac.uk to book a place. Keep reading
Launch of Patrick Ainley's 'Betraying a generation' at UCL Institute of Education

9 May 2016

Police and Crime Commissioners: have new elections intensified the political colouring of the role?

Author and Policing and Criminal Justice academic Bryn Caless asks whether the evident politicisation of the PCC role along party lines may alienate already limited public support in time… Keep reading
Police and Crime Commissioners: have new elections intensified the political colouring of the role?

5 May 2016

Launch of 'Exploring the production of urban space' by Dr Michael Leary-Owhin

On 5 May London South Bank University hosted the launch of Michael Leary-Owhin’s new book Exploring the production of urban space: Differential space in three post-industrial cities. Keep reading
Launch of 'Exploring the production of urban space' by Dr Michael Leary-Owhin

29 Apr 2016

Want to be a Production Editor at Policy Press?

We are looking to recruit a Production Editor for our busy production department who will ensure that our books and journals are published to time, to budget and to Policy Press quality standards. Deadline for applications is the 15 May 2016. For more information, see the University of Bristol website.

28 Apr 2016

New website special offer: 20% off all books

Welcome to the new Policy Press website, launched to celebrate our 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion we are offering 20% off all books purchased here. If you'd like even more, sign up to our newsletter using the link above to receive a huge 35% discount. Back to our homepage to start browsing
New website special offer: 20% off all books

25 Apr 2016

Sanctions and payment delays major cause of hunger: Kayleigh Garthwaite in the Guardian

In a Guardian article, out last week, Kayleigh Garthwaite reveals that sanctions and delays in payments are a major cause of hunger, as she discovered during research for her new book: Hunger Pains: Life inside foodbank Britain. Keep reading
Sanctions and payment delays major cause of hunger: Kayleigh Garthwaite in the Guardian

8 Apr 2016

First Catch Your Publisher

In today’s guest blog post Eileen and Marianne tell us in their experience why you must never give up in your hunt for the perfect publisher, you should get a contract in place BEFORE you start writing and how important it is to nail the proposal writing part of the process…. Keep reading
First Catch Your Publisher

8 Apr 2016

#PanamaPapers: Beyond naming names

In today’s guest blog post, author and academic Andrew Sayer warns against seeing tax havens as anomalies and asks us to look beyond the current focus on naming and shaming the users of Mossack Foneseca’s services… Keep reading
#PanamaPapers: Beyond naming names

5 Apr 2016

New clauses in grant agreements set to muzzle the voluntary sector

Academic Debra Morris specialises in charity law and today she shares her insights into the evolving, and eroding, rights of charities to campaign and lobby politically. Keep reading
New clauses in grant agreements set to muzzle the voluntary sector

1 Apr 2016

Shortlisted for the Bookseller Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year

We are very proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Bookseller Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year award for 2016. Keep reading
Shortlisted for the Bookseller Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year

22 Mar 2016

Free extract: How austerity has been biting the UK since 2010

In light of the media surprise at George Osborne’s 2016 botched Budget and Ian Duncan Smith’s sudden bout of conscience we thought we’d treat you to some tasty extracts from Mary O’Hara’s book Austerity Bites. Keep reading
Free extract: How austerity has been biting the UK since 2010

18 Mar 2016

The University Press Redux

This week the first UK conference on the state and future of university presses has taken place, hosted at Liverpool University. Anthony Cond, Director of Liverpool University Press , shares his thoughts on the revival of the university press. Keep reading
The University Press Redux

15 Mar 2016

Budget 2016: But could we run the economy differently..?

Author Stewart Lansley, whose book A sharing economy – How social wealth funds can reduce inequality and help balance the books publishes today, believes that there is another, fairer, way to run the economy… Keep reading
Budget 2016: But could we run the economy differently..?

15 Mar 2016

Celebrating how it feels to submit the finished manuscript…

In a series of posts charting this critical leg of the publishing journey Caroline explains how it feels to reach the submission milestone and reveals just how three authors work together on one book… Keep reading
Celebrating how it feels to submit the finished manuscript…

14 Mar 2016

Policy Press Impact: MPs and peers hear why morality must be included in public policy

One of the founding principles of Policy Press is about publishing books that make a difference and have impact on our wider society, so we were delighted to discover that author Clem Henricson recently visited the House of Lords to present the findings of her latest book Morality and public policy. Keep reading
Policy Press Impact: MPs and peers hear why morality must be included in public policy

7 Mar 2016

“Unbelievably proud & stunned!” Winning Independent Academic & Professional Publisher of the year

With Policy Press already celebrating 20 years of publishing with a purpose, we were thrilled first to be short listed for the Frankfurt Book Fair Independent Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year award and then to be announced last week as winners of the award. Director Alison Shaw shares her thoughts and feelings on what winning this award means to her… Keep reading
“Unbelievably proud & stunned!” Winning Independent Academic & Professional Publisher of the year

4 Mar 2016

And the winner of the IPG Frankfurt Book Fair Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year is...

We are thrilled to announce that Policy Press has won the 2016 IPG Frankfurt Book Fair Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year award. Keep reading
And the winner of the IPG Frankfurt Book Fair Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year is...

4 Mar 2016

5 free articles all about mum #MothersDay

Mother’s Day is one of those beautiful first signs of spring and the one day in the year when the focus is supposed to be on mum. Keep reading
5 free articles all about mum #MothersDay

22 Feb 2016

Launch of David Hunter's The health debate (2nd edition)

The second edition of David Hunter's The health debate was launched at the Centre for Public Policy and Health at Durham University earlier this month. Keep reading