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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Varieties of Precarity

Melting Labour and the Failure to Protect Workers in the Korean Welfare State

Based on in-depth interviews with over 80 precarious workers in Korea, this book introduces the concept of ‘melting labour’ and provides a real depiction of how workers lose control over their lives and experience precariousness in labour markets.

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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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Varieties of Austerity

Identifying continuity and variety in crisis-driven austerity restructuring across Canada, Denmark, Ireland and Spain, this important book uncovers how austerity can be categorized into different dynamic types, and exposes the economic, social, and political implications of the varieties of austerity.

Bristol Uni Press
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Valuing older people

A humanist approach to ageing

How can we understand older people as real human beings, value their wisdom, and appreciate that their norms and purposes both matter in themselves and are affected by those of others? Using a life-course approach this book argues that the complexity and potential creativity of later life demand a humanistic vision of older people and ageing.

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Valuing Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research

Beyond Impact

Edited by Keri Facer and Kate Pahl

Universities are increasingly taking an active role as research collaborators with citizens, public bodies, and community organisations but they, their funders and institutions struggle to articulate the value of this work. This book addresses the key challenges in collaborative research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

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Values in Criminology and Community Justice

This timely and thought-provoking collection of writings considers values in crime theory, criminal justice and research practice, uncovering the many different 'sides' that criminologists, policy makers and researchers take.

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The Value of Industrial Relations

Contemporary Work and Employment in Britain

Published in collaboration with BUIRA, this book critically reviews the future of Industrial Relations (IR)in a changing work landscape and traces its historical evolution. Essential for academics, students and trade unions, it explores IR's significant changes over the past decade and its ongoing influence on our lives.

Bristol Uni Press
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Using Participatory Methods to Explore Freedom of Religion and Belief

Whose Reality Counts?

Edited by Jo Howard and Mariz Tadros

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. This book brings together reflections, knowledge and learning about the experiences of religious minorities. It showcases the participatory methodologies implemented by its contributors and highlights the importance of using non-extractive methods for engaging with participants.

Bristol Uni Press
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Using evidence

How research can inform public services

There is widespread commitment across public service agencies in the UK and elsewhere to ensuring that the best available evidence is used to improve public services. The challenge is not only making research evidence accessible and available but also getting it used. This book provides a timely contribution to enhancing evidence use.

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Urban renaissance?

New Labour, community and urban policy

Edited by Rob Imrie and Mike Raco

This book documents and assesses the core of New Labour's approach to the revitalisation of cities.

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Urban Futures

Planning for City Foresight and City Visions

Winner of the 2022 Urban Affairs Association Best Book Award. City visions represent shared, and often desirable, expectations about our urban futures. This book explores the history and evolution of city visions, placing them in the wider context of art, culture, science, foresight and urban theory.

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Urban Environments in Africa

A Critical Analysis of Environmental Politics

Explores the impact of Africa’s rapidly growing urban population on local resources and the environment, acknowledging the clash between Western focus on sustainable development and the lived realities of residents of often poor, informal settlements.

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