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6 Feb 2019

A long view on Brexit and social policy

If the UK were no longer in a position to promote or hamper EU social policy from the inside, would the EU be more likely to become a fully-fledged social union? And if the UK were no longer subjected to EU law, what might the implications be for UK social policy? Read more on our blog
A long view on Brexit and social policy

5 Feb 2019

New Policy Press Scholarship Online Upload

This month we're adding over 25 new titles to our PPSO e-book collection. To celebrate the new upload, the introductory chapters of the new titles will be free to access on the platform until 1st March 2019. Keep reading
New Policy Press Scholarship Online Upload

1 Feb 2019

‘Unaccompanied Young Migrants: Identity, Care and Justice’ Launch

We had the immense pleasure of being hosted by Lord Alf Dubs in a House of Lords committee room at the Palace of Westminster last night for the launch of the Policy Press title Unaccompanied Migrants: Identity, Care and Justice, edited by Sue Clayton, Katie Willis and Anna Gupta. Keep reading
‘Unaccompanied Young Migrants: Identity, Care and Justice’ Launch

31 Jan 2019

Unaccompanied child migrants face dangerous and uncertain journeys

Katie Willis, Sue Clayton & Anna Gupta, authors of Unaccompanied young migrants: Identity, care and justice, look at the reality of immigration for unaccompanied and separated children. Read more on our blog
Unaccompanied child migrants face dangerous and uncertain journeys

28 Jan 2019

10 ways to break the class ceiling

In contemporary Britain it quite literally pays to be privileged. Even when individuals from working-class backgrounds are successful in entering the country’s elite occupations they go on to earn, on average, 16% less than colleagues from more privileged backgrounds. Read more on our blog
10 ways to break the class ceiling

15 Jan 2019

Making ourselves at home in an economy that has enough

As we enter 2019, there is one thing that all the commentators and punters seem to agree on: no one can really predict what will happen as the months unfold. Read more on our blog
Making ourselves at home in an economy that has enough

7 Jan 2019

The handbook of food crime wins Choice Outstanding Academic Title award

We're excited to announce that A handbook of food crime, by Allison Gray and Ronald Hinch, has been chosen as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. Keep reading
The handbook of food crime wins Choice Outstanding Academic Title award

18 Dec 2018

Poverty, injustice and hope: new UN report reveals our publishing past, present and future

In our last blog piece of 2018, Chief Executive Alison Shaw looks at the recent UN report on UK poverty and how there is hope for change in publishing research that challenges inequality, prejudice and poor political and economic decisions. Read more on our blog
Poverty, injustice and hope: new UN report reveals our publishing past, present and future

14 Dec 2018

Brexit won’t be over until it is over: reflecting on Theresa May’s strategy

Following Theresa May’s survival of this week’s no confidence vote, Janice Morphet, author of Beyond Brexit?, reflects on May’s Brexit negotiating strategy over the last two and a half years. Read more on our blog
Brexit won’t be over until it is over: reflecting on Theresa May’s strategy

5 Dec 2018

How to turn a children’s social services crisis into a catastrophe

How to turn a crisis into a calamity and catastrophe? Well, it is not that difficult as shown by the current state of children’s social services in England. But it does require commitment and continuity over time. Here’s how to do it. Read more on our blog
How to turn a children’s social services crisis into a catastrophe

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