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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

14 Nov 2016

How Donald trumped the political establishment

Every poll predicted both a Clinton victory and that Democrats would regain control over the Senate. Instead, Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States and the Republicans control all branches of government. David Fasenfest, editor of Critical Sociology and author of the forthcoming Detroit and new urban repertoires, explains why this came to be. Keep reading
How Donald trumped the political establishment

14 Nov 2016

Celebrating #ARNOVA16

Download free articles on this year’s conference theme from Voluntary Sector Review Keep reading
Celebrating #ARNOVA16

10 Nov 2016

Trump, Brexit and the EDL: the left’s failure to capture the electorate’s trust

Many people are quick to blame racism and bigotry for the US Election result, but there are deeper reasons. Simon Winlow, Steve Hall and James Treadwell, authors of 'The rise of the right', discuss the ways in which the left has failed to capture the trust of much of the electorate. Keep reading
Trump, Brexit and the EDL: the left’s failure to capture the electorate’s trust

19 Oct 2016

Neon nails to support Unseen UK's #letsnailit campaign

Policy Press staff have painted their nails neon this week in support of Unseen UK's Anti Slavery Day 'Let's Nail It' campaign. Keep reading
Neon nails to support Unseen UK's #letsnailit campaign

19 Oct 2016

Do racial divides in the US explain support for Trump?

In the run-up to the US Presidential Election, Kathleen Odell Korgen, editor of Race policy and multiracial Americans, looks at why we must listen to Trump supporters, despite racial and ideological divides, to prove that a Democratic government can work for all Americans. Keep reading
Do racial divides in the US explain support for Trump?

19 Oct 2016

Rethinking sustainable cities launches at UN HABITAT III

David Simon's book, Rethinking sustainable cities: Accessible, green and fair, launched at UN HABITAT 3 in Quito this week. Keep reading
Rethinking sustainable cities launches at UN HABITAT III

13 Oct 2016

Policy Press and the University of Bristol Announce New Publishing Venture

Policy Press, IPG/Frankfurt Book Fair Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year 2016, together with the University of Bristol, one of the most popular universities in the UK, are proud to announce the creation of the University of Bristol Press. Keep reading
Policy Press and the University of Bristol Announce New Publishing Venture

10 Oct 2016

5 reasons the future for the third sector in public services doesn’t look bright

In 'The third sector delivering public services: Developments, innovations and challenges', James Rees and David Mullins look at the role of the third sector in different public service fields. Since the shock result of the EU Referendum we have entered a period of post-Brexit uncertainty for public services and the third sector. Keep reading
5 reasons the future for the third sector in public services doesn’t look bright

10 Oct 2016

Series launch: Class and inequality: Rethinking community development in the age of austerity

The new Rethinking Community Development series will be launched at an event at Goldsmiths, University of London, on Wednesday 9 November. The seminar will look at how a critical understanding of class can better enable practitioners to negotiate this contested space in the interests of communities of place, interest or identity. Keep reading
Series launch: Class and inequality: Rethinking community development in the age of austerity

7 Oct 2016

Why do you want to be published? Open Access and making a difference

In this guest blog post about the publication of her book ‘Being a scholar in the digital era‘ with Jessie Daniels, Polly Thistlethwaite reflects on why she believes information should be able to be widely accessed and shows how publishers can help to make this happen. Keep reading
Why do you want to be published? Open Access and making a difference

5 Oct 2016

Why the Government’s ‘back to the future’ approach to education won’t work

Following Justine Greening’s speech at the Conservative Party Labour conference yesterday, Patrick Ainley, author of Betraying a generation: How education is failing young people reflects on the state of English Education under Theresa May’s government. Keep reading
Why the Government’s ‘back to the future’ approach to education won’t work

29 Sep 2016

Now is the time for Social Democracy: here’s how Labour can achieve it

On his return from the Labour Party Conference, Kevin Hickson, author of Rebuilding Social Democracy: core principles for the Left, calls for Social Democracy and presents his ideas on how this should be brought about. Keep reading
Now is the time for Social Democracy: here’s how Labour can achieve it

22 Sep 2016

All Evidence & Policy content is free to access until 30 September 2016

Don't miss this opportunity to download some of our recent special issues. Read on to find out more... Keep reading
All Evidence & Policy content is free to access until 30 September 2016

22 Sep 2016

New discounts and waivers for Open Access journal article processing charges

Policy Press is pleased to announce discounts to Open Access journal APCs for authors from institutions subscribing to the Policy Press Collection, and authors from low or medium human development categories of UN HDI. Read on for more details. Keep reading

22 Sep 2016

House of Commons launch of Rebuilding social democracy

Rebuilding social democracy: Core principles for the centre left, edited by Kevin Hickson was launched last week at the House of Commons. Keep reading
House of Commons launch of Rebuilding social democracy

20 Sep 2016

First Gold Open Access Policy Press book is now available

We are delighted to have published our first gold open access monograph - Rethinking sustainable cities by David Simon - which is now available in EPDF version for anyone to read via the OAPEN website. Keep reading
First Gold Open Access Policy Press book is now available

7 Sep 2016

Patrick Ainley book event – Housmans bookshop London Wednesday 14th September 7pm

Please join author Patrick Ainley on Wednesday 14th September at Housmans bookshop London for a frank and open discussion about how our education system has let young people down. Keep reading
Patrick Ainley book event – Housmans bookshop London Wednesday 14th September 7pm

18 Aug 2016

New Editor(s) sought for the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

The Editorial Board of the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice (JPSJ) invites applications for the editorship of the journal to run for a period of 5 years from January 2017 to December 2021. It is hoped that the newly appointed editor/s will work alongside the current ones from November 2016 or earlier if possible. The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice provides a unique blend of high-quality research, policy and practice from leading authors in the field related to all aspects of poverty and social justice. The journal is published by Policy Press at the University of Bristol, is one of the leading social policy journals in the UK and is changing fast. More information about the journal can be found here: http://policypress.co.uk/journals/journal-of-poverty-and-social-justice Keep reading
New Editor(s) sought for the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

18 Jul 2016

Policy Press books referenced in House of Lords debate

Baroness Ruth Lister and Lord Archy Kirkwood quoted from Kayleigh Garthwaite's 'Hunger Pains' and 'Good Times, Bad Times' by John Hills, respectively, in a Lords debate on talking the causes of poverty in the UK last week. Keep reading