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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Promoting Walking and Cycling

New Perspectives on Sustainable Travel

This book uses innovative research methods to examine why so many people fail to travel in ways that are deemed by most to be desirable - on foot or by bike. It proposes evidence-based policy solutions that could increase levels of walking and cycling substantially.

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World Report 2013

Events of 2012

Human Rights Watch's twenty-third annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide.

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Adolescent-to-Parent Abuse

Current Understandings in Research, Policy and Practice

This is the first academic book to focus on adolescent-to-parent abuse and brings together international research and practice literature and combines it with original research to identify and critique current understandings in research, policy and practice.

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A Revolution in Family Policy

Where We Should Go from Here

New Labour had a momentous impact on British family policy. In this timely book, Clem Henricson asks whether its aspirations were met, or were indeed realisable, and formulates radical proposals for the future.

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Consultancy in Public Services

Empowerment and Transformation

This book challenges the traditional view that the consultants are brought in as experts and instead examines ways of using consultancy to empower staff, patients, service users and members of the public.

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Evaluation for the Real World

The Impact of Evidence in Policy Making

This valuable book examines the development of evaluation and its impact on public policy by analysing evaluation frameworks and criteria which are available when evaluating public policies and services.

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Knowledge, Policy and Power in International Development

A Practical Guide

This book presents an academically rigorous yet practical guide to efforts to understand how knowledge, policy and power interact to promote or prevent change.

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Effective Safeguarding for Children and Young People

What next after Munro?

This timely book takes a critical look at the impact of the Munro Review (2011) on child protection and the Government's response.

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Collaboration in Public Policy and Practice

Perspectives on Boundary Spanners

Collaborative working explores the influence of agency through the role of individual actors in collaborative working processes, known as boundary spanners. 

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Social Happiness

Theory into Policy and Practice

An examination of the achievements and potential of applied happiness scholarship in diverse cultures and domains, arguing that progressive policies require a substantial and explicit consideration of happiness.

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Providing a Sure Start

How government discovered early childhood

Offering insight into the key debates on services for young children, this book tells how Sure Start was set up, the numerous changes it went through, and how it has changed the landscape of services for all young children in England.

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Disabled people and housing

Choices, opportunities and barriers

By examining policy, meanings of 'home' and potential barriers to housing options, this book provides a comprehensive overview and investigation of housing issues for disabled people from a social model perspective.

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