Policy Press

Publishing with a Purpose


What people say about 20 years of Policy Press

"Over the last twenty years the Policy Press has established itself at the forefront of social sciences academic publishing. Focussing on high quality writing which challenges and provokes, it has acquired an enviable reputation – not only for what it does, but for the personal and professional way in which it works with its authors."
Professor Sir Malcolm Evans KCMG OBE

"Richly deserves a long standing ovation. May the next 20 years be equally fruitful."
Malcolm Dean, social affairs journalist and author of Democracy under attack

"It makes a real difference publishing with publishers who really care about social policy. Moreover the staff at Policy Press are a joy to work with. Here's to the next 20 years!"
Baroness Ruth Lister, Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University, author of Understanding theories and concepts in social policy

"Over the past two decades Policy Press has grown into a crucial source of wisdom, challenge and analysis for the social sciences. It's 20th anniversary is one well worth celebrating."
Nicholas Timmins, The King's Fund

"Over the last twenty years Policy Press has established itself as a distinctive publishing voice.Committed to progressive social change, and now publishing widely across the social sciences, they have made crucial contributions to debates about policy and practice. Ably led by Alison Shaw since the beginning in the School of Policy Studies at the University of Bristol, Policy Press now ranks amongst the preeminent social science university presses in the UK. It has been a privilege to work with such talented and committed colleagues, and I wish them well for the next twenty years."
Wendy Larner, Provost at Victoria University of Wellington