Policy Press

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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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Varieties of Impact Investing

Creating and Translating a Label in Local Contexts

Impact investment is the latest trend in ethical finance, but what does it really mean and how is it practiced across different regions and organizations? This book explores the malleability of impact investing, and how it overlaps with the development sphere to give finance a new role.

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Learning through Collective Memory Work

Troubling Testimonio in Post-war Peru

This book chronicles the postwar experiences of the children of MRTA members in Peru, exploring struggles over memory, truth and societal stigma. It contributes to testimonio research in education and advocates learning from war-torn nations as sites of knowledge production and creativity.

Bristol Uni Press
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Fairer Welfare Systems for Better Mental Health

A New State of Mind

Focusing on three key areas: prevention, support and investment, this book argues that tackling poverty and financial insecurity through well-designed social security systems could offer a new focus for improving our collective mental health.

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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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Hashtag Activism and Women’s Rights

Are Social Media Campaigns Really Making Laws Better for Women and Girls?

This book sheds light on the global legal impact of international social media campaigns on women’s rights.

Bristol Uni Press
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The Politics of Fiscal Welfare

Towards a Social Division of Welfare and Labour

The use of fiscal welfare has been growing over the past decades in European welfare states. This book sheds light on the use and effects of fiscal welfare in welfare and labour market reforms in both countries and examines the introduction of a 50% tax deduction on domiciliary care and household services.

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Parents Talking Algorithms

Navigating Datafication and Family Life in Digital Societies

This book explores the intersection of parenthood and the digital age, where algorithms shape daily decisions.

Bristol Uni Press
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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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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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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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