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19 Oct 2017

Editor in Chief of Journal of Gender-Based Violence becomes Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Professor Marianne Hester OBE, Chair in Gender, Violence and International Policy at the University of Bristol and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Gender-Based Violence has been awarded the title of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Keep reading
Editor in Chief of Journal of Gender-Based Violence becomes Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

6 Oct 2017

The struggle for abortion rights is far from over

Judith Orr, author of the hard-hitting Abortion wars, shows how there is no room for complacency in the fight for a woman’s right to choose. Read more on our blog
The struggle for abortion rights is far from over

2 Oct 2017

Kayleigh Garthwaite winner of 2017 British Academy Peter Townsend prize

Kayleigh Garthwaite has won this year's British Academy Peter Townsend Prize for 'Hunger pains: life inside foodbank Britain'. Keep reading
Kayleigh Garthwaite winner of 2017 British Academy Peter Townsend prize

27 Sep 2017

Social media homicide confessions – stories of killing in digital culture

Criminologist Professor Elizabeth Yardley discusses the relationship between violent crime and social media use, ahead of her new research being published later this month. Originally published by Birmingham City University on 15th September 2017. Read more on our blog
Social media homicide confessions – stories of killing in digital culture

21 Sep 2017

Violence against women and children in diverse contexts: FRS special issue

Nicky Stanley, Ingrid Palmary and Khatidja Chantler, editors of the special issue of Families, Relationships and Societies, detail the content of the issue and explain why examining both differing and shared experience of violence and abuse is essential. Read more on our blog
Violence against women and children in diverse contexts: FRS special issue

14 Sep 2017

10 ways we can reverse inequality in Britain

Roger Brown, author of The inequality crisis, explains how economic inequality in Britain and other advanced Western countries has got so bad, and highlights the measures we need to undertake that will start to reverse this devastating trend. Read more on our blog
10 ways we can reverse inequality in Britain

13 Sep 2017

What’s next for poverty?

Barry Knight, author of Rethinking poverty: What makes a good society?, explains why we need to change the way we frame ‘poverty’ in order to make progress. Read more on our blog
What’s next for poverty?

23 Aug 2017

Challenging the politics of early intervention

The past decade has seen a rash of early intervention programmes targeting mothers of young children. Reports by the World Health Organisation and UNICEF, and early years policy and service provision in the UK and internationally, are now characterised by an emphasis on early intervention in the belief that pregnancy and the earliest years of life are most important for development. Read more on our blog
Challenging the politics of early intervention

18 Aug 2017

What makes for a strong Voluntary Sector Review paper? Eight points to consider

Rob Macmillan, Nick Acheson and Bernard Harris, editors of the international Voluntary Sector Review journal, present 8 tips for submitting a strong paper. Read more on our blog
What makes for a strong Voluntary Sector Review paper? Eight points to consider

11 Aug 2017

Why we need social entrepreneurs

Chris Durkin, co-author of Social entrepreneurship; A skills approach, reflects on his experience of redundancy and how the uncertainty it brings is representative of life in the ‘gig economy’. He highlights the urgent need to teach new skills, creativity and resilience and how social entrepreneurs can show us the way. Read more on our blog
Why we need social entrepreneurs

4 Aug 2017

TripAdvisor helps us choose hotels and restaurants – so why not where we end our days?

Originally published by The Conversation on August 1st 2017. My 91-year-old mother was deeply unhappy at the geriatric hospital in which she found herself after breaking her ankle. Read more on our blog
TripAdvisor helps us choose hotels and restaurants – so why not where we end our days?

28 Jul 2017

Welcome Jo Greig!

We're excited to announce, Jo Greig, previously international marketing director and western European sales director at Macmillan Education, is joining us as the sales and marketing director. Keep reading
Welcome Jo Greig!

28 Jul 2017

‘Baby P’ 10 years on and the devastation of child protection

The updated and expanded second edition of ‘The Story of Baby P: Setting the Record Straight’ by Ray Jones, was published by Policy Press in February. Here, Jones discusses the impact of the Baby P case 10 years on, especially the ineffectual regulations on abusive press behaviour and the devastating effect on the social work profession. Read more on our blog
‘Baby P’ 10 years on and the devastation of child protection

21 Jul 2017

Named and shamed: EU countries are failing to share responsibility for refugees

Originally published by The Conversation on 19th July 2017. There are currently an estimated 22.5m people living as refugees around the world. Read more on our blog
Named and shamed: EU countries are failing to share responsibility for refugees

19 Jul 2017

Ageing in a Global Context series book launch

We held a fantastic launch event on 6 July at the British Society of Gerontology Conference for the two new books in the Ageing in a Global Context series: 'Gender, ageing and extended working life' and 'Intimacy and ageing'. Keep reading
Ageing in a Global Context series book launch

19 Jul 2017

Announcing the winners of our #DemocracyIs competition

Earlier this month we asked Twitter to tell us what #DemocracyIs to win a copy of Matt Flinders' new book, What kind of democracy is this? Read the winning answers here. Keep reading
Announcing the winners of our #DemocracyIs competition

19 Jul 2017

American Tianxia: The Chinese term for American power

Salvatore Babones discusses the position and power of America in global politics and economics in this adapted preface of his new book, American tianxia: Chinese money, American power and the end of history. Read more on our blog
American Tianxia: The Chinese term for American power

18 Jul 2017

Why upward social mobility means some people move downwards

Originally published by The Conversation on 17th July 2017. A damning report into social mobility has concluded that successive UK governments have failed to tackle the issue for the past 20 years. Read more on our blog
Why upward social mobility means some people move downwards

12 Jul 2017

Co-creating impact: why universities and communities should work together

Kate Pahl and Keri Facer, authors of Valuing interdisciplinary collaborative research, discuss the value of co-production and collaboration between academic researchers and community projects. Read more on our blog
Co-creating impact: why universities and communities should work together

10 Jul 2017

What effect do sanctions & conditionality have on disabled people?

Guest editor Ben Baumberg Geiger introduces the new Journal of Poverty and Social Justice special issue, focusing on disability and conditional social security benefits. Read more on our blog
What effect do sanctions & conditionality have on disabled people?