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Beyond the Backstreet – Fighting for Abortion Rights 50 Years on

Beyond the Backstreet – Fighting for Abortion Rights 50 Years on

17 Nov 2017
Judith Orr, author of Abortion wars, recently spoke at a one-day event hosted by Abortion Rights to celebrate the 50th birthday of the 1967 Abortion Act. Keep reading
What's gone wrong with welfare reform?

What's gone wrong with welfare reform?

17 Nov 2017
Sam Royston launched his new book Broken benefits with a roundtable discussion in parliament discussing the flaws of social security and the changes needed to build a better system for the future. Keep reading
Carl Milofsky appointed Co-Editor of Voluntary Sector Review

Carl Milofsky appointed Co-Editor of Voluntary Sector Review

2 Nov 2017
We are delighted to announce that Professor Carl Milofsky will be joining the editorial team of Voluntary Sector Review (VSR) as Co-Editor from January 2018. Keep reading
Editor in Chief of Journal of Gender-Based Violence becomes Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Editor in Chief of Journal of Gender-Based Violence becomes Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

19 Oct 2017
Professor Marianne Hester OBE, Chair in Gender, Violence and International Policy at the University of Bristol and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Gender-Based Violence has been awarded the title of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Keep reading
Kayleigh Garthwaite winner of 2017 British Academy Peter Townsend prize

Kayleigh Garthwaite winner of 2017 British Academy Peter Townsend prize

2 Oct 2017
Kayleigh Garthwaite has won this year's British Academy Peter Townsend Prize for 'Hunger pains: life inside foodbank Britain'. Keep reading
Social media homicide confessions – stories of killing in digital culture

Social media homicide confessions – stories of killing in digital culture

27 Sep 2017
Criminologist Professor Elizabeth Yardley discusses the relationship between violent crime and social media use, ahead of her new research being published later this month. Originally published by Birmingham City University on 15th September 2017. Read more on our blog
Violence against women and children in diverse contexts: FRS special issue

Violence against women and children in diverse contexts: FRS special issue

21 Sep 2017
Nicky Stanley, Ingrid Palmary and Khatidja Chantler, editors of the special issue of Families, Relationships and Societies, detail the content of the issue and explain why examining both differing and shared experience of violence and abuse is essential. Read more on our blog
10 ways we can reverse inequality in Britain

10 ways we can reverse inequality in Britain

14 Sep 2017
Roger Brown, author of The inequality crisis, explains how economic inequality in Britain and other advanced Western countries has got so bad, and highlights the measures we need to undertake that will start to reverse this devastating trend. Read more on our blog
What’s next for poverty?

What’s next for poverty?

13 Sep 2017
Barry Knight, author of Rethinking poverty: What makes a good society?, explains why we need to change the way we frame ‘poverty’ in order to make progress. Read more on our blog
Challenging the politics of early intervention

Challenging the politics of early intervention

23 Aug 2017
The past decade has seen a rash of early intervention programmes targeting mothers of young children. Reports by the World Health Organisation and UNICEF, and early years policy and service provision in the UK and internationally, are now characterised by an emphasis on early intervention in the belief that pregnancy and the earliest years of life are most important for development. Read more on our blog
What makes for a strong Voluntary Sector Review paper? Eight points to consider

What makes for a strong Voluntary Sector Review paper? Eight points to consider

18 Aug 2017
Rob Macmillan, Nick Acheson and Bernard Harris, editors of the international Voluntary Sector Review journal, present 8 tips for submitting a strong paper. Read more on our blog
Why we need social entrepreneurs

Why we need social entrepreneurs

11 Aug 2017
Chris Durkin, co-author of Social entrepreneurship; A skills approach, reflects on his experience of redundancy and how the uncertainty it brings is representative of life in the ‘gig economy’. He highlights the urgent need to teach new skills, creativity and resilience and how social entrepreneurs can show us the way. Read more on our blog
TripAdvisor helps us choose hotels and restaurants – so why not where we end our days?

TripAdvisor helps us choose hotels and restaurants – so why not where we end our days?

4 Aug 2017
Originally published by The Conversation on August 1st 2017. My 91-year-old mother was deeply unhappy at the geriatric hospital in which she found herself after breaking her ankle. Read more on our blog
Welcome Jo Greig!

Welcome Jo Greig!

28 Jul 2017
We're excited to announce, Jo Greig, previously international marketing director and western European sales director at Macmillan Education, is joining us as the sales and marketing director. Keep reading
‘Baby P’ 10 years on and the devastation of child protection

‘Baby P’ 10 years on and the devastation of child protection

28 Jul 2017
The updated and expanded second edition of ‘The Story of Baby P: Setting the Record Straight’ by Ray Jones, was published by Policy Press in February. Here, Jones discusses the impact of the Baby P case 10 years on, especially the ineffectual regulations on abusive press behaviour and the devastating effect on the social work profession. Read more on our blog
Named and shamed: EU countries are failing to share responsibility for refugees

Named and shamed: EU countries are failing to share responsibility for refugees

21 Jul 2017
Originally published by The Conversation on 19th July 2017. There are currently an estimated 22.5m people living as refugees around the world. Read more on our blog
Ageing in a Global Context series book launch

Ageing in a Global Context series book launch

19 Jul 2017
We held a fantastic launch event on 6 July at the British Society of Gerontology Conference for the two new books in the Ageing in a Global Context series: 'Gender, ageing and extended working life' and 'Intimacy and ageing'. Keep reading
Announcing the winners of our #DemocracyIs competition

Announcing the winners of our #DemocracyIs competition

19 Jul 2017
Earlier this month we asked Twitter to tell us what #DemocracyIs to win a copy of Matt Flinders' new book, What kind of democracy is this? Read the winning answers here. Keep reading
American Tianxia: The Chinese term for American power

American Tianxia: The Chinese term for American power

19 Jul 2017
Salvatore Babones discusses the position and power of America in global politics and economics in this adapted preface of his new book, American tianxia: Chinese money, American power and the end of history. Read more on our blog
Why upward social mobility means some people move downwards

Why upward social mobility means some people move downwards

18 Jul 2017
Originally published by The Conversation on 17th July 2017. A damning report into social mobility has concluded that successive UK governments have failed to tackle the issue for the past 20 years. Read more on our blog