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Policy Press publishes policy review and polemic books that aim to challenge policy for, or thinking about, a certain field of policy or practice as well as books aimed at a practice audience. These books are written in an accessible style whilst being academically sound and appropriately referenced.

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World Report 2015

Events of 2014

The 25th annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than ninety countries and territories worldwide, reflecting extensive investigative work undertaken in 2014 by Human Rights Watch staff with domestic rights activists, in particular on the roles played by key domestic and international figures.

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Self-Leadership in Social Work

Reflections from Practice

This book explores how, through strong self-leadership, social workers can both explain and demonstrate how social work can achieve positive change.

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Inside Social Enterprise

Looking to the Future

A lively and clear introduction to social enterprise, including nearly forty interviews with the most influential and experienced social enterprise practitioners, supporters, thinkers and policy makers.

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How to Save Our Town Centres

A Radical Agenda for the Future of High Streets

Written in an engaging and accessible style, How to save our town centres asks whether the internet has killed our high streets and how the relationship between people and places is changing, how business is done and who benefits, and how the use and ownership of land affects us all.

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Preventing Violence against Women and Girls

Educational Work with Children and Young People

The first ever book on educational work to prevent violence against women and girls, offering insight into the underpinning theoretical debates and key lessons for practice.

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Debates in Personalisation

The first book to bring together both advocates and critics of the personalisation agenda in English social care services to debate key issues.

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Hearing the Voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities

Inclusive Community Development

This book charts Gypsies Romany and Travellers community activism, and the community and voluntary organisations which support them. It describes the communities' struggle for rights against a backdrop of intersectional discrimination across Europe.

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Rebuilding Britain

Planning for a Better Future

This unique book asks how Britain can organise itself to build a fairer and sustainable society. It explores the value to society of social town planning and offers a doorway for how planning both morally and practically can help to meet key challenges of the 21st century.

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Education, Disadvantage and Place

Making the Local Matter

Challenging current thinking, this important book is the first to focus on the role of area-based initiatives to tackle the link between education, disadvantage and place. Aimed at all those actively seeking to tackle disadvantage, including policymakers, practitioners, academics and students.

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Understanding Restorative Justice

How Empathy Can Close the Gap Created by Crime

This unique book is a clear and detailed introduction that analyses how restorative justice nurtures empathy, exploring key themes such as responsibility, shame, forgiveness and closure. Using case studies, the book offers a fresh angle on a topic that is of growing interest both in the UK and internationally.

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Reclaiming Local Democracy

A Progressive Future for Local Government

Combining theory and international practice,this book examines how local government can develop active citizens and make a difference to the well-being of those in disadvantaged areas.

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Moving on from Munro

Improving Children's Services

Four years after the publication of the influential Munro Report (2011) this important publication draws together a range of experts working in the field of child protection to critically examine what impact the reforms have had on multi agency child protection systems in this country, at both local and national level.

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