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Critical and Radical Social Work
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

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

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

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.

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

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

Policy & Politics

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

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

Three habits of successful policy entrepreneurs
Author: Paul Cairney

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

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

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