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Critical and Radical Social Work
Emotions and Society
European Journal of Politics and Gender

Evidence & Policy
Families, Relationships and Societies
Global Discourse

International Journal of Care and Caring
Journal of Gender-Based Violence
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice
Journal of Psychosocial Studies
Longitudinal and Life Course Studies

Policy & Politics
Voluntary Sector Review

Critical and Radical Social Work

Working back to the future: strengthening radical social work with children and young people, and their perspectives on resilience, capabilities and overcoming adversity
Cath Larkins et al.

Degrowth for transformational alternatives as radical social work practice
Meredith C.F Powers, Komalsingh Rambaree, and Jef Peeters

The ‘quality’ of social work students in England: a genealogy of discourse 2002‐18
Joe Hanley 

Precariousness among young migrants in Europe: A consequence of exclusionary mechanisms within state-controlled neoliberal social work in Sweden
Torun Elsrud and Philip Lalander

Franco Basaglia and the radical psychiatrymovement in Italy, 1961–78
John Foot

The ‘quality’ of social work students in England: a genealogy of discourse 2002–18
Joe Hanley

Working back to the future: strengthening radical social work with children and young people and their perspectives on resilience, capabilities and overcoming adversity
Cath Larkins et al

Emotions and Society

A post-paradigmatic approach to analysing emotions in social life
Rebecca Olson, Alberto Bellocchi, and Ann Dadich

Different roads to empathy: stage actors and judges as polar cases

Stina Bergman Blix

European Journal of Politics and Gender

Support for feminism among highly religious Muslim citizens in the Arab region
Saskia Glas and Niels Spierings

Gender in the crisis and remaking of Europe: re-gendering subsidiarity

Sylvia Walby

Gender, ownership and engagement during the European Union referendum: gendered frames and the reproduction of binaries
Roberta Guerrina, Theofanis Exadaktylos, and Simona Guerra

Power, knowledge and the politics of gender in the Global South
Peace A Medie and Alice J. Kang

Representing women, women representing: backbenchers’ questions during Prime Minister’s Questions, 1979–2010
Stephen Holden Bates and Alison Sealey

Evidence & Policy

Using knowledge brokering to produce community-generated evidence
Janet Harris et al. 

Local politicians in action? The relationship between perceived prerequisites and actions of political committees responsible for social services in supporting the implementation of evidence-based practice
Annika Bäck et al. 

Embedding researchers into organisations: a study of the features of embedded research initiatives
Vicky Ward et al. 

A framework to support the design and cultivation of embedded research initiatives
Vicky Ward et al. 

Analysts, advocates and applicators: Three discourse coalitions of UK evidence and policy
Jasper Montana and James Wilsdon

Defining brokers, intermediaries, and boundary spanners: a systematic review
Jennifer Watling Neal, Zachary P. Neal and Brian Brutzman

Participatory budgeting for research funding decisions

Cobi Calyx

How useful are equality indicators? The expressive function of ‘stat imperfecta’ in disability rights advocacy
Mark Priestley and Stefanos Grammenos

Effective strategies that enhance the social impact of social sciences and humanities research
Emilia Aiello et al.

Improving the use of evidence in legislatures: the case of the UK Parliament
David Christian Rose et al.

Understanding evidence use from a programmatic perspective: conceptual development and empirical insights from national malaria control programmes.

Justin Parkhurst et al.

Making evidence and policy in public health emergencies: lessons from COVID-19 for adaptive evidence-making and intervention
Kari Lancaster, Tim Rhodes, and Marsha Rosengarten

Opening up evidence-based policy: exploring citizen and service user expertise
Ellen Stewart et al.

The new evidence-based policy: public participation between ‘hard evidence’ and democracy in practice
Helen Pallett

Walking the (argumentative) talk using citizen science: involving young people in a critical policy analysis of vaccination policy in Austria
Katharina T. Paul & Thomas Palfinger

Sharing confidential health data for research purposes in the UK: where are ‘publics’ in the public interest?
Annie Sorbie

Knowledge, evidence, expertise? The epistemics of experience in contemporary healthcare
Fadhila Mazanderani et al.

Risk, uncertainty and medical practice: changes in the medical professions following disaster
Sudeepa Abeysinghe et al.

Evidence-based policy, knowledge from experience and validity
Jennifer Smith-Merry

Opportunities for youth participatory action research to inform school district decisions
Alison K. Cohen et al.  

Connecting Knowledge and Action in Complex Health Systems
Katrina Plamondon et al.

Evidence to support delivery of effective health services: a responsive programme of rapid evidence synthesis
Duncan Chambers et al.

Families, Relationships and Societies

Guiding the young child: trajectories of parents’ educational work in Singapore
Kristina Göransson

Tracing pathways of relatedness: how identity-release gamete donors negotiate biological (non-)parenthood

Leah Gilman

Putting up (with) the paying guest: Negotiating hospitality and the boundaries of the commercial home in private lodging arrangements
Sue Heath and Rachael Scicluna

Negotiating Parenting Practices: The Arguments and Justifications of Finnish Couples
Eerola Petteri et al.

Global Discourse

The prosecution of Dawoodi Bohra women: some reasonable doubts
Richard A. Shweder

Touring the carbon ruins: towards an ethics of speculative decarbonisation

Paul Graham Raven and Johannes Stripple

The Limits of Post-Marxism: The (dis)Function of Political Theory in Film and Cultural Studies 
Paul Bowman

Co-producing research with communities: emotions in community research
Milton Brown et al

International Journal of Care and Caring

The impact of physical distancing on socially vulnerable people needing care during the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Netherlands
Daniel de Vries et al.

Sustainable care: theorising the wellbeing of caregivers to older persons
Norah Keating, Allister J. McGregor and Sue Yeandle 

'It’s a real fine balancing act’: directly employed care workers’ experiences of engaging with health services 
Jane Wilcock et al

The role of subjective social status in living well for carers of people with dementia: findings from the Improving the experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life programme
Christina R. Victor et al.

What does an outcomes-based perspective bring to an understanding of care and caring?
Stacey Rand

Migrant-led organisations as caring communities: towards a re-appreciation of the reciprocal dimension of care
Domiziana Turcatti

Devoted work without limits? Activities and premises of home visit work at the margins of community care
Kirsi Juhila, Cecilia Hansen Löfstrand and, Suvi Raitakari


You have to get off your backside, otherwise you'll never get out’: older male carers' experiences of loneliness and isolation

Paul Willis, Alex Vickery, and Jon Symonds

Family matters: Personal Assistants’ experiences of engaging and working with their employers’ families
Jill Manthorpe et al.

The positive effects of caring for family caregivers of older adults: A scoping review
Alex Pysklywec et al. 

The role of subjective social status in living well for carers of people with dementia: findings from the Improving the experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life programme
Christina R Victor et al.

Journal of Gender-Based Violence

Young people, partner abuse and sexual health: indicators of increased risk
Julia Bailey et al.

Heroes and Others: Tensions and Challenges in Implementing Mentors in Violence Prevention in Swedish Schools
Linnéa Bruno et al.

Sexual re-victimisation of adolescent girls in institutional care with a history of sexual violence in childhood: empirical results and conclusions for prevention
Barbara Kavemann, Cornelia Helfferich, Heinz Kindler, and Bianca Nagel

Measuring violence to end violence: mainstreaming gender
Sylvia Walby and Jude Towers

‘It’s a work in progress’: men’s accounts of gender and change in their use of coercive control
Julia Downes, Liz Kelly and Nicole Westmarland

Tackling domestic abuse locally: paradigms, ideologies and the political tensions of multi-agency working
Pamela Davies

Measuring violence, mainstreaming gender: does adding harm make a difference?
Margunn Bjørnholt and Ole Kristian Hjemdal

Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

‘We are constantly overdrawn, despite not spending money on anything other than bills and food’: a mixed-methods, participatory study of food and food insecurity in the context of income inequality
Katie Pybus, Madeleine Power, and Kate E. Pickett

British public employment service reform: activating and civilising the precariat?
Del Roy Fletcher

The impact of defamilisation measures on gender and pensions: a comparison between the UK and seven other European countries
Liam Foster, Ruby Chau and Sam Yu

Benefits conditionality for disabled people: stylised facts from a review of international evidence and practice
Ben Baumberg Geiger

Welfare conditionality and disabled people in the UK: claimants' perspectives
Jenny McNeill, Lisa Scullion, Katy Jones, and Alasdair Stewart

Gamers or victims of the system? Welfare reform, cynical manipulation and vulnerability
Del Roy Fletcher, John Flint, Elaine Batty, and Jennifer McNeill

Fare's fair? Concessionary travel policy and social justice
Donald Houston and Sara Tilleyed

The impact of the Work Capability Assessment on mental health: claimants’ lived experiences and GP perspectives in low-income communities
Lorraine Hansford, Felicity Thomas, and Katrina Wyatt

Journal of Psychosocial Studies

Couldn’t care less? A psychosocial analysis of contemporary cancer care policy as a case of borderline welfare
Birgitta Haga Gripsrud, Ellen Ramvi, and Bjørn Ribers

Longitudinal and Life Course Studies

Mothers’ employment and child behaviour: new evidence for Scotland
Marita Jacob and  Michael Kühhirt 

Promises and pitfalls of qualitative longitudinal research
Betina Hollstein

Relative time and life course research
Núria Sánchez-Mira and  Laura Bernardi

Development of socio-economic gaps in children’s language skills in Germany
Thorsten Schneider and Tobias Linberg

Formal differentiation at upper secondary education in Finland: Subject level choices and stratified pathways to socio-economic status and unemployment
Laura Maaria Heiskala

Comparing the educational gradients in three CVD-specific health measures to reveal differences across stages of the disease process
Rasmus Hoffmann and Hannes Kröger

The role of parental and child physical and mental health on behavioural and emotional adjustment in mid-childhood: a comparison of two generations of British children born 30 years apart
Sam Parsons et al.

Mothers’ employment and child behaviour: New evidence for Scotland
Marita Jacob and Michael Kühhirt

Relative time and life course research
Núria Sánchez-Mira and Laura Bernardi

Childhood socio-economic circumstances, cognitive function and education and later-life economic activity: linking the Scottish Mental Survey 1947 to administrative data
Matthew H. Iveson, Chris Dibben, and Ian J. Deary

Early-life circumstances and the risk of function-limiting long-term conditions in later life.
Matthew H. Iveson, Chris Dibben and Ian J. Deary

The Aguascalientes Longitudinal Study of Child Development: baseline and first results
Alfonso Miranda et al.

Policy & Politics

The neglected politics behind evidence-based policy: shedding light on instrument constituency dynamics
Arno Simons and Alexander Schniedermann

Co-production in the recruitment of front-line public service employees
Jakob Trischler and Johan Kaluza

Mega-events and regional identities: The 2010 Asian Games Language Controversy

Zhonghua Gu, Bart  Wissink, and Yuan Hu

The impact of transition from British to Chinese rule on social service delivery systems in Hong Kong
Helen K Liu

The Limits of Localism: A Decade of Disaster on Homelessness in England
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Hal Pawson and Beth Watts 

Does knowledge brokering facilitate evidence-based policy? A review of existing knowledge and an agenda for future research
Eleanor MacKillop, Sarah Quarmby, and James Downe 
 
Policy windows and multiple streams: an analysis of alcohol pricing policy in England
Benjamin Hawkins and Jim McCambridge

The expertise of politicians and their role in epistemic communities
Anne Skevik Grødem and Jon M. Hippe

What determines the audiences that public service organisations target for reputation management?
Jan Boon, Koen Verhoest, and Jan Wynen

When design meets power: Design thinking, public sector innovation and the politics of policymaking
 Jenny M. Lewis, Michael McGann, and Emma Blomkamp

Designing environments for experimentation, learning and innovation in public policy and governance
Maurits Waardenburg, Martijn Groenleer and Jorrit De Jong

Voluntary Sector Review

Place leadership revisited: partnerships in environmental regeneration in North West England, 1980‐2010: a practitioner perspective
Phil Barton et al.

Migrant integration services and coping with the digital divide: challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 pandemic
Caitlin McMullin


The Community Economies of Esch-sur-Alzette: re-reading the economy of Luxembourg

Gerald Taylor Aiken, Christian Schulz and Benedikt Schmid

Essential, complex and multi-form: the local leadership of civil society from an Anglo-Italian perspective
Michela Pagani, Alessandro Sancino, and Leslie Budd

Transforming the world and themselves: the learning experiences of volunteers being trained within health and social care charities in England
Sarah Darley

Fragmentation and competition: voluntary organisations' experiences of support for family carers
Jo Moriarty and Jill Manthorpe

Volunteering and employability: implications for policy and practice
Daiga Kamerāde and Angela Ellis Paine

Emotions as evaluative judgements: understanding volunteers' evaluative feelings about things that matter to them
Balihar Sanghera

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