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14 Nov 2018

Celebrating University Press Week

This week we celebrate University Press Week. We are proud to be part of this important publishing community that helps disseminate academic work to the widest readership possible. Keep reading
Celebrating University Press Week

13 Nov 2018

Understanding Brexit launch

Last week, on 8 November, Tim Oliver launched Understanding Brexit: A concise introduction at Loughborough University London. Keep reading
Understanding Brexit launch

8 Nov 2018

Ethics and the role of judgement

Helen Kara is the author of Research ethics in the real world: Euro-Western and indigenous perspectives, out today. Read more on our blog
Ethics and the role of judgement

7 Nov 2018

Documenting media bias and lies in Simon Wren-Lewis’ new book

Simon Wren-Lewis, author of The Lies We Were Told, out today, talks about his anger at austerity and how this and other key events of recent times have been impacted by media bias and lies. Read more on our blog
Documenting media bias and lies in Simon Wren-Lewis’ new book

23 Oct 2018

Sustainable Open Access and Impact: Celebrating OA Week

We are delighted to be a part of the Open Access Week celebrations and to be able to showcase OA content and initiatives at Bristol University Press and Policy Press. Journals and OA Director, Julia Mortimer, explains why. Read more on our blog
Sustainable Open Access and Impact: Celebrating OA Week

22 Oct 2018

Can academics help cities innovate?

Robin Hambleton, author of Leading the Inclusive City, reports on how Bristol’s innovations in city governance are seen abroad and on how academic analysis can contribute to policy-making. Read more on our blog
Can academics help cities innovate?

4 Oct 2018

May can say all she likes that austerity is over – the people affected know the truth

It’s four years since the hardback version of my book Austerity Bites: A Journey to the Sharp End of Cuts in the UK was first published. Borne from a year of travels around the country interviewing people about the impact of an unprecedented slashing of the welfare state, its task to was to unpick the multitude of harms to individuals, communities and society as a whole as a result. Read more on our blog
May can say all she likes that austerity is over – the people affected know the truth

24 Sep 2018

Why ‘leaning in’ is not enough

A new book by Dr Zoe Young, is the first to go inside women’s work and family lives in a year of working flexibly. Keep reading
Why ‘leaning in’ is not enough

21 Sep 2018

Book Review: The Soul of a University

The Soul of a University by Chris Brink, reviewed by Professor Mark Shucksmith OBE, Newcastle University Read more on our blog
Book Review: The Soul of a University

20 Sep 2018

Protecting Children: Time for a new story

As their new book, Protecting children: A social model, publishes this week, Brid Featherstone, Anna Gupta, Kate Morris and Susan White look at how child protection practice must adapt to reflect our changing world. Read more on our blog
Protecting Children: Time for a new story

19 Sep 2018

Futures of Work: A message from Business and Management Commissioning Editor, Paul Stevens

It’s a pleasure to introduce Futures of Work, which is led by a first-rate team of scholars from the University of Bristol. Keep reading
Futures of Work: A message from Business and Management Commissioning Editor, Paul Stevens

31 Aug 2018

Introducing Marx at 200

Iain Ferguson and Michael Lavalette introduce the new special issue of Critical and Radical Social Work, ‘Marx at 200’, in this editorial. Read more on our blog
Introducing Marx at 200

15 Aug 2018

Launch of the Global Agenda for Social Justice

The Global Agenda for Social Justice was launched last week at the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) in Philadelphia. Keep reading
Launch of the Global Agenda for Social Justice

1 Aug 2018

Mary O’Hara launches new anti-poverty multi-platform initiative

Mary O Hara, author of Austerity Bites, has launched Project Twist-It - a brand new anti-poverty multi-platform initiative aiming to shift the negative rhetoric around poverty in the UK and the US. Keep reading
Mary O’Hara launches new anti-poverty multi-platform initiative

31 Jul 2018

The soul of a university launch

Former Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University, Professor Chris Brink, returned to launch his new book which explores the role of higher education in society. The Soul of a University: Why excellence is not enough, provides an in-depth analysis of why universities should have a social purpose as well as achieve academic excellence. Keep reading
The soul of a university launch

24 Jul 2018

The soul of a university: prologue

Aristotle characterised the soul as ‘the essential what-ness’ of a living body. On this definition, and if we accept the university as a living body, the question of the soul of the university is a question about its essence. Read more on our blog
The soul of a university: prologue

23 Jul 2018

A democratic answer to neoliberalism and authoritarianism

Bryn Jones and Mike O’Donnell, editors of Alternatives to neoliberalism, examine the problems of authoritarian nationalism and explain that the best hope for greater equality and quality of life lies with people themselves, and in more, not less democracy. The paperback of Alternatives to neoliberalism is out now. Read more on our blog
A democratic answer to neoliberalism and authoritarianism

19 Jul 2018

'Dead-end lives' wins book award

We're delighted to announce that 'Dead-end lives' by Daniel Briggs and Rubén Monge Gamero has won the 2018 American Society of Criminology Division of International Criminology Outstanding Book award. Read more
'Dead-end lives' wins book award

17 Jul 2018

Southgate offers solutions for local leadership

Originally published by Local Government Chronicle on 12 July 2018. The disappointment of England losing the World Cup semi-final to Croatia last week does not undermine the fact that Gareth Southgate has raised the bar for international football management. Read more on our blog
Southgate offers solutions for local leadership

11 Jul 2018

Understanding the rise of populism and addressing its challenges

Amitai Etzioni, author of Law and society in a populist age, examines the emergence of populism and suggests ways in which law-based approaches and political institutions can both understand and manage the challenges these movements present. Read more on our blog
Understanding the rise of populism and addressing its challenges