Policy Press

Research

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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The Development of Child Protection Systems and Practice in Low to Middle Income Countries

A first of its kind, this book explores child protection systems in non-Western, low- and middle-income countries, offering a descriptive, yet analytical, account of the development and current stage of practice in twelve different countries.

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Taking Risks and Breaking New Frontiers in Policy and Politics

First published as a special issue of Policy & Politics, this book makes a statement about the study of policy and politics: what it is, how it is done, where it has been and where it is going. It comprises scholarship that has rarely been combined to explore several fundamental challenges about research in policy and politics.

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Abolitionist Voices

Edited by David Scott

Why have so many radical thinkers advocated for the abolition of prisons and punishment and why have their ideas been so difficult to communicate and garner widespread support? This book outlines the long and nuanced history of penal abolitionism and shows how these ideas have continued topicality.

Bristol Uni Press
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Social Harm and Neoliberalism

Political and Philosophical Issues

This book links criminological, political, moral and philosophical issues to offer a deeper understanding of the problem of social harm within the neoliberal environment. With case studies illustrating the direct and indirect harms that result from neoliberal policies or harmful inaction, it also demonstrates the harms caused by individualism.

Bristol Uni Press
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Police Diversity

Beyond the Blue

Providing a unique ‘insider’ perspective on police diversity, this book reveals the current tensions between the police and diverse populations in the UK and US. It demonstrates the obstacles to progress, revealing how championing diversity as part of police reform efforts can positively impact the lives of policed communities.

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Menstrual Myth Busting

The Case of the Hormonal Female

Despite being a widely recognised phenomenon, PMS remains difficult to define clinically, with no universally agreed diagnostic criteria or shortlist of deterministic symptoms. This book aims to accurately define and explain cyclical experiences and debunk the myth of the hysterical female, once and for all.

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Multi-Species Dementia Studies

Towards an Interdisciplinary Approach

This edited book explores multi-species approaches to dementia care. Drawing on work linking social and veterinary sciences, it offers readers the tools to respond to dementia in a multi-species way. Contributors examine diverse settings, from labs to living rooms, emphasizing the possibilities of a 'more-than-human' perspective.

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Rural Criminology in Global Perspective

State of the Art on the World's Continents

This edited collection crosses international boundaries to highlight rural criminological issues, offering research on rural crime, justice and security from the seven continents with a macroscopic perspective on issues of international concern.

Bristol Uni Press
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Schooling, Conflict and Peace in the Southwestern Pacific

Becoming Enemy-Friends

Bringing concepts from critical transitional justice and critical peacebuilding into dialogue with education, this book examines the challenges faced by youth in the post-conflict settings of Bougainville and Solomon Islands, illustrating the vital importance of education in post-conflict recovery.

Bristol Uni Press
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Beyond Privacy

People, Practices, Politics

This timely volume tackles the challenges of privacy in the digital sphere, addressing fundamental societal and structural issues from three perspectives: people, practices and politics. Experts from diverse fields provide a valuable contribution to key debates about privacy and data protection, surveillance capitalism and big tech companies.

Bristol Uni Press
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Marketing Science Fictions

An Ethnography of Marketing Analytics, Consumer Insight and Data Science

This book pulls back the curtain on contemporary data-driven marketing, revealing the intricate ways marketers create value from online data. It offers valuable lessons for academics and students of marketing, technology and data science.

Bristol Uni Press
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Internet Cures

The Social Lives of Digital Miracles

This book explores the intersection of miracle cures and technology with a unique methodology. Unravelling the intricate connections between social, technological, biomedical and non-biomedical spheres, it makes a significant contribution to debates on technology and health.

Bristol Uni Press
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