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8 Apr 2019

In memory of Ken Young: Founding Editor of Evidence & Policy

By Annette Boaz, co-founding editor of Evidence & Policy Keep reading
In memory of Ken Young: Founding Editor of Evidence & Policy

5 Apr 2019

How rape myths cause miscarriages of justice (it’s not how you think)

Alexandra Fanghanel, author of Disrupting Rape Culture, discusses miscarriages of justice, unideal victims, and how rape myths still persist in contemporary society. Read more on our blog
How rape myths cause miscarriages of justice (it’s not how you think)

1 Apr 2019

Brexit and domestic borders: lessons from the unspoken rules of citizenship

Whether you’re a leaver or a remainer it is difficult to deny Brexit has had dire consequences for race relations in the UK. Roma are no exception. Families identified as Roma have had a treacherous path to UK citizenship, often despite (or even because of) EU accession rules. Read more on our blog
Brexit and domestic borders: lessons from the unspoken rules of citizenship

27 Mar 2019

50 Facts Everyone Should Know About Crime and Punishment in Britain

Did you know that, contrary to public belief, in the UK a life sentence does last for life? And that capital punishment in the UK was abolished for murder in 1965 but the Death Penalty was a legally defined punishment as late as 1998? Read more on our blog
50 Facts Everyone Should Know About Crime and Punishment in Britain

22 Mar 2019

Chief Executive Alison Shaw speaking at UKSG

We’re pleased to announce that Bristol University Press will be present at the upcoming UKSG 42nd Annual Conference and Exhibition, where, the Alison Shaw, Chief Executive of Bristol University Press, and Megan Taylor, Press Manager at the University of Huddersfield Press, will explore some of the key challenges and opportunities facing university presses in the rapidly changing world of scholarly publishing. Keep reading
Chief Executive Alison Shaw speaking at UKSG

21 Mar 2019

Valuing young people, valuing grassroots youth work

Young people say that more youth centres would make them safer. Looking back on research for ‘Grassroots youth work: Policy, passion and resistance in practice’, Tania de St Croix and Louise Doherty argue for a renewed policy commitment to youth work as a youth-centred educational practice – one where the focus is on young people themselves, not on short-term results and pre-defined outcomes (in relation to knife crime or anything else). Read more on our blog
Valuing young people, valuing grassroots youth work

20 Mar 2019

What being happier together would actually look like

By Sam Wren-Lewis, author of The Happiness Problem: Rethinking Individual Success and Societal Progress. You may not know it, but today is the International Day of Happiness. Read more on our blog
What being happier together would actually look like

14 Mar 2019

Why our fixation on the employment rate masks a more harmful truth

The latest round of employment figures were recently released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS, 2019). In it, the number of people in work reached a record high (32.54 million) between September – November 2018. Read more on our blog
Why our fixation on the employment rate masks a more harmful truth

7 Mar 2019

A quiet responsibility: how mothers manage the complexities of flexible working

This International Women’s Day, Zoe Young, author of Women’s Work: How Mothers Manage Flexible Working in Careers and Family Life, highlights the lengths women go to in managing the complexities of flexible working. Read more on our blog
A quiet responsibility: how mothers manage the complexities of flexible working

5 Mar 2019

Why we are proud to be part of academic publishing #AcBookWeek

This Academic Book Week, and ten months after the publication of the first Bristol University Press title, Victoria Pittman, our Head of Commissioning, looks back over the year, showcasing our lists so far and explaining why we’re proud and privileged to be part of the academic publishing world. Read more on our blog
Why we are proud to be part of academic publishing #AcBookWeek

27 Feb 2019

The subversion of democracy

Bristol University Press talks to Henry Tam, a leading expert on the threats against democracy and what should be done to counter them. In addition to his academic work as a political theorist, he was in charge of the Labour government’s policies for civil renewal and community empowerment in the 2000s. Read more on our blog
The subversion of democracy

15 Feb 2019

The Limits of EUrope

This post was first published on the Global Discourse blog. ‘The Limits of EUrope’ special edition of Global Discourse is out this month… Co-editor Russell Foster previews the edition: Read more on our blog
The Limits of EUrope

8 Feb 2019

Celebrating the 10-year collaboration between Voluntary Sector Review...

By John Mohan, Director of the Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham, celebrates the 10 year collaboration between Voluntary Sector Review, the Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham and the Voluntary Sector Studies Network. Read more on our blog
Celebrating the 10-year collaboration between Voluntary Sector Review...

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