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Our monographs, multi-authored and edited works include original scholarly research, thorough and structured reviews of important subjects and engaging works that push forward the boundaries of the disciplines in which we publish.

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Tackling Torture

Prevention in Practice

Malcolm Evans tells the story of torture prevention under international law, setting out what is really taking place in places of detention around the world. Challenging assumptions about torture’s root causes, he calls for what is needed to enable us to be in a better position to bring about change.

Bristol Uni Press
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Policy Analysis in Argentina

By analysing the conceptual frameworks and methodologies used from a meta-theoretical perspective, this book provides a panoramic picture of the perspectives and challenges of policy analysis in Argentina.

Policy Press
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Unpaid Work in Nursing Homes

Flexible Boundaries

Edited by Pat Armstrong

Drawing on a range of international research projects, this book documents a broad spectrum of unpaid work performed by residents, relatives, volunteers and staff in nursing homes. It provides insights which will be critical in planning for nursing home care post-pandemic.

Policy Press
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The Child-Parent Caregiving Relationship in Later Life

Psychosocial Experiences

This book highlights how the social experience of caring for, and relating to, a parent in later life has a significant impact on the adult child.

Policy Press
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Shaping Peacebuilding in Colombia

International Frames and Local Contestations

This book explores the involvement of the international community in peacekeeping efforts in Colombia since 1998. In particular, it examines how the interventions were framed in order to promote and sustain their involvement and questions whether these frames reflected the true reality within Colombia

Bristol Uni Press
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Who’s Afraid of Political Education

The Challenge to Teach Civic Competence and Democratic Participation

Edited by Henry Tam

Experts on learning for democracy to explore why and how the gap in civic competence should be bridged. They make the case for a more effective form of political education that can enable citizens to learn to exert their influence over their government in an informed and meaningful manner.

Policy Press
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Understanding Abuse in Young People’s Intimate Relationships

Female Perspectives on Power, Control and Gendered Social Norms

Gender-based violence is explored from the perspective of young women in this essential guide for those working with young people.

Policy Press
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Managing Risk during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Global Policies, Narratives and Practices

This book provides an accessible guide to the key elements of risk in policy making and shows how its use and misuse has shaped policy makers’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in a range of countries.

Policy Press
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Policy-Making as Designing

The Added Value of Design Thinking for Public Administration and Public Policy

First published as a special issue of Policy & Politics, this book presents original critical reflections on the value of design approaches and how they relate to the classical idea of public administration as a design science.

Policy Press
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Analysing the History of British Social Welfare

Compassion, Coercion and Beyond

This book offers insights into the development of social welfare policies in Britain. By identifying continuities in welfare policy, practice and thought throughout history, it offers the potential for the development of new thinking, policy making and practice

Policy Press
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Diversity and Welfare Provision

Tension and Discrimination in 21st Century Britain

This book explores how diverse citizens’ experience welfare provision. It seeks to promote broader debate and address the silences in research and debate, particularly in relation under-researched groups, with the aim of developing a renewed call for analysis.

Policy Press
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Bringing Home the Housing Crisis

Politics, Precarity and Domicide in Austerity London

Often portrayed as an apolitical space, this book demonstrates that home is in fact a highly political concept. This book explores the legislative changes dismantling vulnerable groups’ rights to decent and affordable housing.

Policy Press
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