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Browse our latest open access journal articles from:
Critical and Radical Social Work
Emotions and Society
European Journal of Politics and Gender

Evidence & Policy
Families, Relationships and Societies
International Journal of Care and Caring
Journal of Gender-Based Violence
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice
Policy & Politics
Voluntary Sector Review

Critical and Radical Social Work

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

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

Emotions and Society

Different roads to empathy: stage actors and judges as polar cases
Author: Bergman Blix, Stina

European Journal of Politics and Gender

Gender in the crisis and remaking of Europe: re-gendering subsidiarity
Author: Walby, Sylvia

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

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

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

Evidence & Policy

Rethinking knowledge translation for public health policy
Authors: Patrick Fafard; Steven J Hoffman

Understanding evidence use within education policy: a policy narrative perspective
Authors: Mark Rickinson; Lucas Walsh; Kate de Bruin; Matthew Hall

Everyday stories of impact: interpreting knowledge exchange in the contemporary university
Authors: Peter Matthews; Robert Rutherfoord; Steve Connelly; et al.

Building capacity for evidence-informed decision making: an example from South Africa
Authors: Ruth Stewart; Laurenz Langer; Russell Wildeman; et al.

Right Here Right Now (RHRN) pilot study: testing a method of near-real-time data collection on the social determinants of health
Authors: Lynn Naven; Greig Inglis; Rachel Harris; et al.

The pivotal position of 'liaison people': facilitating a research utilisation intervention in policy agencies
Authors: Abby Haynes; Phyllis Butow; Sue Brennan; et al.

The Cochrane Collaboration: institutional analysis of a knowledge commons
Authors: Peter Heywood; Anne Marie Stephani; Paul Garner

Evidence synthesis for knowledge exchange: balancing responsiveness and quality in providing evidence for policy and practice
Author: Sarah Morton

EKLIPSE: engaging knowledge holders and networks for evidence-informed European policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services
Authors: Allan Watt; Gill Ainsworth; Estelle Balian; George Cojocaru; et al.

The politics of health policy knowledge transfer: the evolution of the role of British health economics academic units
Authors: Eleanor MacKillop; Sally Sheard

Evidence to support delivery of effective health services: a responsive programme of rapid evidence synthesis
Authors: Duncan Chambers; Andrew Booth; Mark Rodgers; et al.

Families, Relationships and Societies

‘Neither a professional nor a friend’: The liminal spaces of parents and volunteers in family support
Authors: Jenny Fisher; Rebecca Lawthom; Zinnia Mitchell-Smith; et al.

Singles’ activities: Sociability and the ambiguities of singledom
Author:  Andreas Henriksson

‘People try and police your behaviour’: the impact of surveillance on mothers and grandmothers’ perceptions and experiences of infant feeding
Authors: Aimee Grant; Dawn Mannay; Ruby Marzella

How do young people 'do' family where there is a diagnosis of dementia?
Authors: Mel Hall; Pat Sikes

After the 'need for ... a father': 'the welfare of the child' and 'supportive parenting' in assisted conception clinics in the UK
Authors: Ellie Lee; Sally Sheldon; Jan Macvarish

Telling 'moral tales'? Family narratives of responsible privilege and environmental concern in India and the UK
Authors: Janet Boddy; Ann Phoenix; Catherine Walker; et al.

House, home and transforming energy in a cold climate
Authors: Janette Webb; David Hawkey; David Mccrone; Margaret Tingey

Tracing pathways of relatedness: How identity-release gamete donors negotiate biological (non-)parenthood
Author: Leah Gilman

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

Migrant mothers: kin work and cultural work in making future citizens
Authors: Tracey Reynolds; Umut Erel

International Journal of Care and Caring

The Goldilocks question: what size is 'just right' for social care providers?
Authors: Jon Glasby; Catherine Needham; Kerry Allen; et al.

Imagining a caring early childhood education and care system in Canada: a thought experiment
Authors: Rachel Langford; Alana Powell; Kate Bezanson

Care poverty: unmet care needs in a Nordic welfare state
Authors: Teppo Kröger; Jiby Mathew Puthenparambil; Lina Van Aerschot

Life course trajectories of family care
Authors: Norah Keating; Jacquie Eales; Laura Funk; Janet Fast; Joohong Min

Exploring intergenerational, intra-generational and transnational patterns of family caring in minority ethnic communities: the example of England and Wales
Authors: Christina R. Victor; Christine Dobbs; Kenneth Gilhooly; Vanessa Burholt

What would I want? Dementia perspectives and priorities among people with dementia, family carers and service professionals
Authors: Irja Haapala; Ashley Carr; Simon Biggs

Struggles for Recognition and Redistribution: Family Carers and Domestic Workers in Spanish Eldercare
Author: Elin Peterson

Care and violence through the lens of personal support workers
Author: Christine Kelly

Journal of Gender-Based Violence

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

Measuring violence to end violence: mainstreaming gender
Authors: Sylvia Walby; Jude Towers

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

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

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

What's love got to do with marriage?
Author: Khatidja Chantler

Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

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

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

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

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

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

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

Policy & Politics

Identifying attitudes to welfare through deliberative forums: the emergence of reluctant individualism
Authors: Peter Taylor-Gooby; Ben Leruth; Heejung Chung

The lessons of policy learning: types, triggers, hindrances and pathologies
Authors: Claire A Dunlop; Claudio M Radaelli

Superdiversity and sub-national autonomous regions: perspectives from the South Tyrolean case
Author: Roberta Medda-Windischer

Against the tide of depoliticisation: the politics of research governance
Authors: Sarah Hartley; Warren Pearce; Alasdair Taylor

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

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

What determines the audiences that public service organisations target for reputation management?
Authors: Jan Boon; Koen Verhoest; Jan Wynen

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

Policy labs: the next frontier of policy design and evaluation?
Authors: Karol Olejniczak; Sylwia Borkowska-Waszak; Anna Domaradzka-Widła; Yaerin Park

The use and abuse of participatory governance by populist governments
Authors: Agnes Batory; Sara Svensson

Three habits of successful policy entrepreneurs
Author: Paul Cairney

Narratives as tools for influencing policy change
Authors: Deserai Crow; Michael Jones

The impact of conditionality on the welfare rights of EU migrants in the UK
Authors: Peter James Dwyer; Lisa Scullion; Katy Jones; Alasdair Stewart

Voluntary Sector Review

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

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

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

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