Policy Press

Policy and practice

Policy Press publishes policy review and polemic books that aim to challenge policy for, or thinking about, a certain field of policy or practice as well as books aimed at a practice audience. These books are written in an accessible style whilst being academically sound and appropriately referenced.

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ICT for social welfare

A toolkit for managers

This book analyses the current context and use of ICT in the public and voluntary sectors, building on this to provide practical guidance for managers and staff. Assuming no technical knowledge, the book provides ideas, tools and resources to think critically and creatively about current ICT practice and to implement positive change at all levels.

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The citizen's stake

Exploring the future of universal asset policies

Can and should asset-based policies become a new pillar of the welfare state? Can they form the basis for a more egalitarian form of market economy? The citizen's stake throws open the debate by bringing together the ideas of leading thinkers in academia and policy to explore the future scope of asset-based policies in Britain.

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Race, Gangs and Youth Violence

Policy, Prevention and Policing

This book challenges current thinking about youth violence and gangs, and their racialisation by the media and the police. It highlights how the street gang label is unfairly linked to Black (and urban) youth street-based lifestyles/cultures and friendship groups.

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Transparency and the Open Society

Practical Lessons for Effective Policy

Using case studies from around the world, Transparency and the open society surveys the adoption of transparency globally, providing an essential framework for assessing its likely performance as a policy and the steps that can be taken to make it more effective.

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The Strengths Approach in Practice

How It Changes Lives

Informed by a case study from the authors’ work with a unique NGO in the UK, this book illustrates what it really means to adopt a strengths approach in practice.

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Supporting New Digital Natives

Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing in a Hi-Tech Age

How can we support children’s and young people’s mental wellbeing in a digital age? This essential guide for improving wellbeing offers practical ideas for parents/carers and professionals working with children.

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Leading Public Design

Discovering Human-Centred Governance

Drawing on more than a decade of work on public sector innovation, the author provides a clear framework for understanding and learning an emerging management practice, leading public design.

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Leading Public Sector Innovation (Second Edition)

Co-creating for a Better Society

Thoroughly revised to take account of the latest literature and international developments in the field. Drawing on global research and practical examples, Bason illustrates the key triggers and practices of public sector innovation.

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Middle Managers as Agents of Collaboration

This important book examines the role, behaviours and management practices of middle managers operating within the context of collaboration and sets out the implications of this research for policy and practice, offering practical recommendations to policy makers and managers working in this area.

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Debates in Personalisation

The first book to bring together both advocates and critics of the personalisation agenda in English social care services to debate key issues.

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Democratic Professionalism in Public Services

This book explores what it means to act in a democratic way and provides practical guidance which will help public service professionals ensure users are at the centre of public services delivery, drawing from examples of different public services around the world.

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Speaking to power

Advocacy for health and social care

Anyone working, or planning to work, as an advocate for people dealing with public services will want to read this book. Based on the experience of advocates and using case studies based on real practice issues, the accessible style of "Speaking to power" will make it an enjoyable read for professionals, students and lay people alike.

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