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Prestigious new journals from Bristol University Press!

Prestigious new journals from Bristol University Press!

25 May 2018
Did you know that we will be expanding our journals list significantly as part of the development of Bristol University Press? Already this year we launch two exciting new titles in areas which represent the changing profile of our list more generally. And this is only the start of our mission to publish the highest quality scholarship addressing global challenges across the social sciences. Keep reading
First Bristol University Press book out today: a message from Head of Commissioning Victoria Pittman

First Bristol University Press book out today: a message from Head of Commissioning Victoria Pittman

16 May 2018
We’re pleased to announce the publication today of Squaring the Circle on Brexit: Could the Norway model work? Written by John Erik Fossum and Hans Petter Graver, it provides the first systematic assessment of the so-called Norway model, suggested as an off-the-shelf option for the UK to ‘square the circle’ after Brexit. Keep reading
Conceptual issues in welfare debates

Conceptual issues in welfare debates

14 May 2018
Lee Gregory, author of Exploring welfare debates, publishing this week, discusses the ideological and conceptual issues surrounding welfare debates. Read more on our blog
Brexit: 10 myths about the ‘Norway model’ examined

Brexit: 10 myths about the ‘Norway model’ examined

14 May 2018
On 8 May the UK’s House of Lords passed an amendment to require the House of Commons to vote on remaining in the European Economic Area (EEA), the possibility of Britain adopting the so-called ‘Norway model’ is back on the agenda of British politics. Here the authors of Squaring the Circle on Brexit: Could the Norway Model Work?, John Erik Fossum and Hans Petter Graver, give some background to Norway’s relationship with the European Union and reveal the truth behind some common myths about the Norway model. Read more on our blog
Introducing Bristol University Press: a message from Alison Shaw

Introducing Bristol University Press: a message from Alison Shaw

1 May 2018
May is a month of celebration for us as we publish the first books and journals under the Bristol University Press brand. Keep reading
Evidence & Policy: Winner of the 2017 Carol Weiss Prize announced

Evidence & Policy: Winner of the 2017 Carol Weiss Prize announced

1 May 2018
To mark its tenth anniversary in 2015, Evidence & Policy launched a prize in memory of Professor Carol Weiss, the journal’s first North American Editor and a pioneer in the field. Keep reading
AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize

AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize

13 Apr 2018
Congratulations to Beth Breeze who has been awarded the 2018 AFP/Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy! Keep reading
Roma in a time of paradigm shift and chaos

Roma in a time of paradigm shift and chaos

12 Apr 2018
A themed section of the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice ‘Roma in a Time of Paradigm Shift and Chaos’ is available online and will be officially launched on 19 April 2018 in Budapest. Here Nidhi Trehan, Andrew Ryder and Marius Taba explain how this themed section of the journal explores ideas around Roma communities in times of austerity and change. Read more on our blog
The Troubled Families Programme: changing everything, yet changing nothing

The Troubled Families Programme: changing everything, yet changing nothing

4 Apr 2018
Stephen Crossley, author of Troublemakers: The construction of ‘troubled families’ as a social problem – out today – examines the most recent Troubled Families Programme Outcomes report, which published last week. Read more on our blog
3 critical steps we need to take to save democracy

3 critical steps we need to take to save democracy

21 Mar 2018
Henry Tam, author of Time to save democracy: How to govern ourselves in the age of anti-politics, discusses the decline of democracy and the three critical steps that must be taken in order to save it. Read more on our blog
How to build houses AND save the countryside

How to build houses AND save the countryside

14 Mar 2018
On 5th March the UK Government announced a major overhaul of the National Planning Policy Framework, stating that it will “deliver the homes the country needs”. Shaun Spiers, author of How to build houses and save the countryside, out today, argues that although well intentioned, the measures don’t go far enough. Read more on our blog
Ann Oakley book launch

Ann Oakley book launch

9 Mar 2018
Ann Oakley’s book Women peace and welfare was launched last night at St George’s Church Bloomsbury. Keep reading
Launch of Regulating Police Detention: Voices from behind closed doors

Launch of Regulating Police Detention: Voices from behind closed doors

8 Mar 2018
Join John Kendall for the launch of his new book 'Regulating Police Detention: Voices from behind closed doors' on Tuesday 13 March 2018 at 6pm. Keep reading
Our inspiring women for International Women’s Day 2018

Our inspiring women for International Women’s Day 2018

7 Mar 2018
March 8 sees both the publication of Ann Oakley’s Women, peace and welfare and International Women’s Day. In the book, Ann tells the inspirational untold stories of women who’s work and vision of a more humane way of living have influenced social reform and welfare. Read more on our blog
Shared Lives: a new health and care system

Shared Lives: a new health and care system

28 Feb 2018
Alex Fox is the author of A new health and care system – out today and launching at Nesta this evening. Here he unpicks the dehumanising tendencies of our public services to introduce a new health care model where those living with long-term conditions can achieve wellbeing in a system that looks at people’s strengths and capabilities, and their potential, not just their needs. Read more on our blog
Why the UCU strikes are bound to be insufficient to ensure equality

Why the UCU strikes are bound to be insufficient to ensure equality

26 Feb 2018
Jan Deckers, contributor to Justice and fairness in the city, talks about the UCU strikes, currently underway. Read more on our blog
Exploring the quiet revolution of mission-driven millennials

Exploring the quiet revolution of mission-driven millennials

22 Feb 2018
An interview with Asheem Singh, author of The moral marketplace, originally published by Pro Bono News on 7th February 2018. Read more on our blog
Social workers crossing borders

Social workers crossing borders

7 Feb 2018
Liz Beddoe, co-author of Transnational Social Work – out today – talks about the experiences of social workers practising in countries different to those where they gained their social work qualifications. Read more on our blog
8 Women Social Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing The World

8 Women Social Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing The World

6 Feb 2018
To coincide with the hundredth anniversary of some women first gaining the right to vote – and the recent release of the eagerly-awaited The Moral Marketplace: How Mission-Driven Millennials and Social Entrepreneurs are changing Our World – author and social entrepreneur Asheem Singh highlights eight women from across the globe, some well known, some flying below the radar, many of whom feature in his book, who are changing the world through fierce leadership and social entrepreneurship. Read more on our blog
Understanding the myths that new students hold about sexual violence and domestic abuse is key...

Understanding the myths that new students hold about sexual violence and domestic abuse is key...

5 Feb 2018
We have made Rachel Fenton and Cassandra Jones’ article – An exploratory study on the beliefs about gender-based violence held by incoming undergraduates in England – from the Journal of Gender-Based Violence free for an extra month, until the end of February. Read more on our blog