Policy Press

Publishing with Purpose

Shorts

Our Shorts are between 20-50,000 words and are available as e-books and in print with a shorter production schedule.

We publish two types of Shorts under both Bristol University Press and Policy Press:

Research: books providing the latest cutting-edge or topical research findings (longer than an article but shorter than a monograph) publishing in hardback for an international market with a lower priced eBook which allows for individual purchase;

Insights: books covering issues of wide interest and where a timely intervention is likely to attract substantial media coverage and reach a broad non-specialist audience, these accessibly-written Shorts enable authors to join the debate authoritatively and quickly and are published as low-price paperbacks and eBooks.

Policy Press also publish the following Shorts:

Policy and practice: as part of our commitment to impact and engaging with a wider audience, we also publish ‘policy and practice’ Shorts where there is support with dissemination through Open Access, organisational links, course buy-in or other direct routes to the policy and practice audience.

Written by experts in their fields, these formats provide high quality, peer reviewed content quickly and are available for both personal purchase and for libraries and institutions through the usual channels.

Download a Shorts proposal form, including detailed guidelines, here.

Showing 13-24 of 111 items.

Cities and Communities Beyond COVID-19

How Local Leadership Can Change Our Future for the Better

Drawing on a decade of research, an internationally renowned expert explains how cities and communities can develop recovery strategies following the COVID-19 pandemic that promote social, economic and environmental justice.

Bristol Uni Press
  • ForthcomingPaperback
  • ForthcomingEPUB

Climate Change, Consumption and Intergenerational Justice

Lived Experiences in China, Uganda and the UK

Based on a cross-national and cross-generational project on climate change and consumption with urban residents in China, Uganda and the UK, this book examines how different cultures think about past, present and future responsibility for climate change.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailableHardback
  • AvailableEPUB

Coercion and Women Co-offenders

A Gendered Pathway into Crime

This is the first book to explore coercion as a pathway into crime for co-offending women. It analyses four cases of women co-accused of a crime with their partner who suggested that coercive techniques had influenced their involvement and concludes by exploring the implications for public understanding of coercion and female offending.

Policy Press
  • AvailableHardback
  • AvailableEPUB
  • AvailableKindle

Cohabitation and Religious Marriage

Status, Similarities and Solutions

Cohabiting couples and those entering religious-only marriages often end up with inadequate legal protection when the relationship ends. Based on wide-ranging empirical studies, this book explores the complexities of the law, the different ways in which individuals navigate the gaps in the existing legal framework and solutions for reform.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailableHardback
  • AvailableEPUB

Collective Access to Justice

Assessing the Potential of Class Actions in England and Wales

At a time when the collective redress landscape is undergoing a period of transformative change, this important and timely research focuses on class actions in England and Wales.

Aiming to promote access to justice, this pioneering work separates fact from fiction in an easily digestible way, offering progressive solutions for reform.

Bristol Uni Press
  • ForthcomingHardback
  • Currently not availableEPUB

Comedy and Critique

Stand-up Comedy and the Professional Ethos of Laughter

Comedy and Critique explores British professional stand-up comedy in the wake of the Alternative Comedy movement of the late twentieth century, seeing it as an extension of the politics of the New Left: standing up for oneself as anti-racist, feminist and open to a queering of self and social institutions.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailableHardback
  • AvailableEPUB
  • AvailableKindle

Comparative Urban Research From Theory To Practice

Co-Production For Sustainability

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC license. Reports on the innovative, transdisciplinary co-production on sustainable urbanisation undertaken by Mistra Urban Futures, a highly influential research centre based in Sweden (2010-19), this book makes a significant contribution to evolving theory about comparative urban research.

Policy Press
  • AvailablePaperback
  • AvailablePDF
  • AvailableEPUB

Comparing Regional Organizations

Global Dynamics and Regional Particularities

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution and particularities of regional organizations across Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe since 1945.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailableHardback
  • AvailableEPUB

The Concept and Measurement of Violence Against Women and Men

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. The book is a guide to how the measurement of violence can be best achieved. It shows how to make femicide, rape, domestic violence, and FGM visible in official statistics and offers practical guidance on definitions, indicators and coordination mechanisms.

Policy Press
  • AvailablePaperback
  • AvailableEPUB
  • AvailableKindle

Consulting Skills for Social Researchers

This practitioner-oriented text is the first to help social researchers define research projects, manage the social research process, engage with stakeholders and influence change. It will be invaluable for all those commissioning, managing and conducting social research.

Policy Press
  • AvailablePaperback
  • AvailableEPUB
  • AvailableKindle

Countering Extremism in British Schools?

The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair

In 2014 the ‘Trojan Horse’ affair, an alleged plot to ‘Islamify’ several state schools in Birmingham, caused a previously highly successful school to be vilified. Holmwood and O’Toole challenge the accepted narrative and show how it was used to justify an intrusive counter extremism agenda.

Policy Press
  • AvailablePaperback
  • AvailableEPUB
  • AvailableKindle

Creating Community-Led and Self-Build Homes

A Guide to Collaborative Practice in the UK

Examines ‘self-build housing’ and ‘community-led housing’, discussing the commonalities and distinctions between these in practice, and what could be learned from other initiatives across Europe.

Policy Press
  • AvailablePaperback
  • AvailableEPUB