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8 Mar 2017

What would Beatrice Webb say now?

On this International Women’s Day Georgia Smith, Communications Officer at Webb Memorial Trust, highlights the accomplishments of sociologist and social reformer Beatrice Webb, a woman who was truly bold for change. Read more on our blog
What would Beatrice Webb say now?

8 Mar 2017

Are the Sister Marches reclaiming feminism? Reflections on International Women’s Day

Miriam E. David, author of Reclaiming feminism, looks at how Donald Trump’s election has contributed to the recent surge of global feminist protest and how International Woman’s Day provides an important focal point for change. Read more on our blog
Are the Sister Marches reclaiming feminism? Reflections on International Women’s Day

3 Mar 2017

It doesn’t have to be like this: Why capitalism needs to change, and fast

Where has capitalism gone wrong? In Too much stuff, Kozo Yamamura upends conventional capitalist wisdom to provide a new approach. Read about his new perspective on capitalism’s “sickness.” Read more on our blog
It doesn’t have to be like this: Why capitalism needs to change, and fast

28 Feb 2017

What does the post-Brexit future look like?

Janice Morphet, author of Beyond Brexit, out today, warns that without due consideration of all the challenges that lie ahead, Brexit poses a real threat to UK economic and social stability. In this article Professor Morphet looks ahead to what the coming months could bring, and suggests priorities going forward. Read more on our blog
What does the post-Brexit future look like?

16 Feb 2017

The welfare myth of them and us

Read the complete preface to the second edition of John Hill’s influential Good times, bad times below. This ground-breaking book uses extensive research and survey evidence to challenge the myth that the population divides into those who benefit from the welfare state and those who pay into it – ‘skivers’ and ‘strivers’, ‘them’ and ‘us’. Read more on our blog
The welfare myth of them and us

16 Feb 2017

Open access: A publisher’s perspective

Julia Mortimer, Assistant Director of Policy Press/University of Bristol Press, explores the benefits, opportunities and challenges of open access (OA), one of the most significant publishing developments since the invention of the printing press. Read more on our blog
Open access: A publisher’s perspective

13 Feb 2017

Use Kudos to maximise and measure the impact of your research

Kudos helps you maximise and measure the impact of your research and allows authors to manage the promotion of all their publications across different forms of social media and email, and provides a range of article level metrics (including altmetrics, citations, and downloads) – all in a single place. Read more on our blog
Use Kudos to maximise and measure the impact of your research

8 Feb 2017

5 dilemmas underpinning health and social care reform

Following on from the publication of the third edition of Understanding health and social care, Jon Glasby looks at what’s needed for long-term, successful health and social care reform. Read more on our blog
5 dilemmas underpinning health and social care reform

2 Feb 2017

Get social care right and the NHS will benefit

How can we improve access to and quality of social care? Catherine Needham, co-author of Micro-enterprise and personalisation, discusses how micro-enterprises and micro providers could improve care services. Read more on our blog
Get social care right and the NHS will benefit

31 Jan 2017

Why we need radical solutions to our housing supply crisis

There is now a deep crisis in housing supply in many parts of England. In his provocative new book, Duncan Bowie, author of Radical solutions to the housing supply crisis, argues that policy proposals promoted by Government and many commentators are either just tinkering with the problem, or will actually exacerbate the situation. Read more on our blog
Why we need radical solutions to our housing supply crisis

26 Jan 2017

Transforming post-industrial cities: Anne Power on the impact of her book

In our second post on impact for Academic Book Week, Anne Power talks about how her book, Cities for a small continent has had international impact, uncovering the hope and opportunity to be found in ‘post-industrial’ cities. Read more on our blog
Transforming post-industrial cities: Anne Power on the impact of her book

23 Jan 2017

Telling the truth about Baby P: Ray Jones on the impact of his book

As part of our focus on impact for Academic Book Week, author Ray Jones talks about the terrible and tragic death of Peter Connelly, the devastating fallout for the social work profession, and how his book, The Story of Baby P, has made a difference. Read more on our blog
Telling the truth about Baby P: Ray Jones on the impact of his book

20 Jan 2017

Embracing the changes in academic publishing

In a challenging political climate, the place of university presses and academic freedom can be expected to take on special significance. Read an interview with Alison Shaw, Director of Policy Press and University of Bristol Press, about the launch of our new university press. Read more in Publishing Perspectives
Embracing the changes in academic publishing

12 Jan 2017

Moving into policing – as a leader and a learner

Maggie Blyth, author of some of our best-selling texts on children at risk has recently taken her extensive experience working in local and national government to a Direct Entry Superintendent role in the police. In this blog post, originally posted on Maggie’s own blog on 7 January, she talks about the experience so far. Read more on our blog
Moving into policing – as a leader and a learner

14 Dec 2016

'The Future of Social Justice' event, Monday 5 December

In our Future of Social Justice event held last week in association with the Bristol Festival of Ideas, over 800 audience members heard Danny Dorling, Owen Jones, Kayleigh Garthwaite and Melissa Benn speak about the most significant successes, challenges and opportunities for social justice. Keep reading
'The Future of Social Justice' event, Monday 5 December

2 Dec 2016

First Carol Weiss Prize Seminar held

A seminar celebrating the first Evidence & Policy Carol Weiss prize winner Will Allen (COMPAS, University of Oxford) was held at the University of Oxford on Wednesday 30th November. Keep reading
First Carol Weiss Prize Seminar held

28 Nov 2016

Free download: Brexit and working class politics

To mark the timely publication of the ebook of The rise of the right by Simon Winlow, Steve Hall and James Treadwell, we are offering the postscript to the book - Brexit and working class politics - FREE on our website. Keep reading
Free download: Brexit and working class politics

28 Nov 2016

Come and work with us!

We are looking for two Senior Commissioning Editors/Publishers and a Commissioning Editor to join the University of Bristol Press team. Keep reading

25 Nov 2016

Charity pie night for Unseen

Policy Press recently hosted a charity pie night, raising money for our charity for 2016, Unseen UK. Keep reading
Charity pie night for Unseen

24 Nov 2016

Nominations for the Peter Townsend Prize 2017 now open

The Peter Townsend Prize, worth £2,000, is awarded biennially in for outstanding work with policy relevance on a topic to which Townsend made a major contribution. Keep reading