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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Reclaiming Local Democracy

A Progressive Future for Local Government

Combining theory and international practice,this book examines how local government can develop active citizens and make a difference to the well-being of those in disadvantaged areas.

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Rebuilding Britain

Planning for a Better Future

This unique book asks how Britain can organise itself to build a fairer and sustainable society. It explores the value to society of social town planning and offers a doorway for how planning both morally and practically can help to meet key challenges of the 21st century.

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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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The Purpose of Planning

Creating Sustainable Towns and Cities

Planning is an important aspect of policy making. This book looks at a range of issues to unlock the purpose of planning, ideal for students and practitioners alike.

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Public Health Spatial Planning in Practice

Improving Health and Wellbeing

With examples of policy and approaches, this book supports those working in the built environment and public health sectors, with the knowledge and insight to maximise health improvement through planning and land use decisions.

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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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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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Preventing Violence against Women and Girls

Educational Work with Children and Young People

The first ever book on educational work to prevent violence against women and girls, offering insight into the underpinning theoretical debates and key lessons for practice.

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Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalisation

Evidence-Based Policy and Practice

This essential reference book offers best practice strategies for practitioners, researchers and policy makers working on deradicalisation and preventing violent extremism.

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The Practitioner Guide to Participatory Research with Groups and Communities

Avoiding both over-simplification and jargon-riddled complexity, this book is an invaluable, straightforward guide to participatory research for you and your fellow practitioners working with community groups and organisations.

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A Practical Guide to Community Social Work Practice in the UK

What does community social work mean when applied to practice? Colin Turbett explores the erratic history of community social work, demonstrating how this preventative and relationship-based model can work for the individuals and communities served, and also provide an answer to recruitment and retention issues.

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Poverty Street

The dynamics of neighbourhood decline and renewal

Poverty street addresses one of the UK's major social policy concerns: the gap between the poorest neighbourhoods and the rest of the country. It is an account of neighbourhood decline, a portrait of conditions in the most disadvantaged areas and an up-to-date analysis of the impact of the government's neighbourhood renewal policies.

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