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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
Co-creating impact: why universities and communities should work together

Co-creating impact: why universities and communities should work together

12 Jul 2017
Kate Pahl and Keri Facer, authors of Valuing interdisciplinary collaborative research, discuss the value of co-production and collaboration between academic researchers and community projects. Read more on our blog
What effect do sanctions & conditionality have on disabled people?

What effect do sanctions & conditionality have on disabled people?

10 Jul 2017
Guest editor Ben Baumberg Geiger introduces the new Journal of Poverty and Social Justice special issue, focusing on disability and conditional social security benefits. Read more on our blog
Three key lessons from Labour’s campaign – and how the party needs to change

Three key lessons from Labour’s campaign – and how the party needs to change

7 Jul 2017
Originally posted by Democratic Audit UK 12/06/2017 Jeremy Corbyn has confounded his critics and increased Labour’s share of the vote in the General Election. But the party is some way from being able to command a parliamentary majority, says Patrick Diamond. Read more on our blog
The importance of the advice sector in the context of legal aid cuts

The importance of the advice sector in the context of legal aid cuts

6 Jul 2017
Originally published by PolicyBristol on the 19th June 2017. Dr Moore is the co-author of Legal aid in crisis. Assessing the impact of reform (Policy Press, 2017) and offers here her insightful views on the need to boost the activities and funding of the legal advice sector. Read more on our blog
One size does not fit all: the problem of extended working life policy

One size does not fit all: the problem of extended working life policy

6 Jul 2017
Áine Ní Léime and Debra Street, co-editors of Gender, ageing and extended working life, launching today at the British Society of Gerontology conference, discuss problematic extended working life policies, and their potential consequences for both women and men in later age. Read more on our blog
Taxation, inequality and post-industrial society

Taxation, inequality and post-industrial society

4 Jul 2017
In this blog post, Sally Ruane, co-author of Paying for the Welfare State in the 21st Century, explains why we need to challenge the political culture surrounding taxation to effectively tackle inequality. Read more on our blog
Impressive Impact Factor result for Policy & Politics

Impressive Impact Factor result for Policy & Politics

27 Jun 2017
We are delighted to announce that Policy & Politics has achieved an impressive result in this year’s Journal Citation Reports with an Impact Factor of 1.939. Keep reading