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Jun 22, 2016

Policy Press 20th anniversary – interview with the original ‘dream team’

Tonight we’ll be celebrating 20 years of Policy Press at our party with many people from the past, present and future of Policy Press. To get the spirit of nostalgia just right for the day we interviewed three Policy Pressers who’ve been part of the organisation from its basement beginnings – Ann Moore, Sales Manager (now retired), Dave Worth, Production Manager and Julia Mortimer, Assistant Director – to find out what they remember from way back when and how times have changed… Keep reading

Jun 20, 2016 18:00:00

Launch of 'Transparency and the open society' by Roger Taylor and Tim Kelsey

Imperial College London will host a guest lecture to launch Roger Taylor & Tim Kelsey's new book, 'Transparency and the open society' tonight. Keep reading

Jun 10, 2016

Unseen: What we do for our chosen charity #volunteersweek

In the spirit of #volunteersweek, we thought it would be a good idea to let people know about the great charity work that Policy Press get involved in. Keep reading
Unseen: What we do for our chosen charity #volunteersweek

Jun 9, 2016

How is the activity of volunteering changing? #volunteersweek

In today’s guest blog post Sue Kenny shares findings from research about the changing nature and shape of voluntary action and active citizenship is taking with the next generation… Keep reading
How is the activity of volunteering changing? #volunteersweek

Jun 8, 2016

FREE EXTRACT: John Mohan on Third sector delivering public services

As part of our Volunteers Week celebrations we thought we’d give you a sneak preview of the forthcoming book Third sector delivering public services edited by James Rees and David Mullins by letting you read the foreword by John Mohan, editor of our new series Third Sector Research. Keep reading
FREE EXTRACT: John Mohan on Third sector delivering public services

Jun 3, 2016

What I learned from volunteering for Policy Press….

Jennifer Bell, English Literature MA student at the University of Bristol, has just spent the past eight months volunteering at Policy Press as part of the Editorial Commissioning team. Today is (sadly!) her last day with us. Keep reading
What I learned from volunteering for Policy Press….

Jun 1, 2016

Voluntary Sector Review FREE to read throughout #volunteersweek

To celebrate #volunteersweek - 1st - 12th June - we've made all issues of Voluntary Sector Review totally free for you to read! Keep reading
Voluntary Sector Review FREE to read throughout #volunteersweek

Jun 1, 2016

#volunteersweek SALE on voluntary sector books

Tt's Volunteers' Week (1st - 12th June) so here's a list of our top selling books on volunteering and the voluntary sector at a very special #volunteersweek price - SALE ENDS 12th June!! Keep reading

May 20, 2016

International Journal of Care and Caring coming in 2017

The International Journal of Care and Caring (IJCC) is a new multidisciplinary journal designed to advance scholarship and debate in the important and ever-expanding field of care and caring. Keep reading
International Journal of Care and Caring coming in 2017

May 20, 2016

Launch of All our welfare

Peter Beresford's 'All our welfare' was launched last week at One Great George Street in London. The impressive panel of speakers featured (left to right in the photo) John McDonnel MP, Suzy Croft, Peter himself, Natalie Bennett, Chris Goulden and David Brindle. In a guest post on our blog, Peter shares his thoughts on why he felt 'All our welfare' was a book that needed to be written... Keep reading
Launch of All our welfare

May 10, 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

May 9, 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?

May 5, 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

Apr 29, 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.

Apr 28, 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

Apr 25, 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

Apr 8, 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

Apr 5, 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

Apr 1, 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

Mar 22, 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