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Why the Government’s ‘back to the future’ approach to education won’t work

Why the Government’s ‘back to the future’ approach to education won’t work

5 Oct 2016
Following Justine Greening’s speech at the Conservative Party Labour conference yesterday, Patrick Ainley, author of Betraying a generation: How education is failing young people reflects on the state of English Education under Theresa May’s government. Keep reading
Now is the time for Social Democracy: here’s how Labour can achieve it

Now is the time for Social Democracy: here’s how Labour can achieve it

29 Sep 2016
On his return from the Labour Party Conference, Kevin Hickson, author of Rebuilding Social Democracy: core principles for the Left, calls for Social Democracy and presents his ideas on how this should be brought about. Keep reading
All Evidence & Policy content is free to access until 30 September 2016

All Evidence & Policy content is free to access until 30 September 2016

22 Sep 2016
Don't miss this opportunity to download some of our recent special issues. Read on to find out more... Keep reading

New discounts and waivers for Open Access journal article processing charges

22 Sep 2016
Policy Press is pleased to announce discounts to Open Access journal APCs for authors from institutions subscribing to the Policy Press Collection, and authors from low or medium human development categories of UN HDI. Read on for more details. Keep reading
House of Commons launch of Rebuilding social democracy

House of Commons launch of Rebuilding social democracy

22 Sep 2016
Rebuilding social democracy: Core principles for the centre left, edited by Kevin Hickson was launched last week at the House of Commons. Keep reading
First Gold Open Access Policy Press book is now available

First Gold Open Access Policy Press book is now available

20 Sep 2016
We are delighted to have published our first gold open access monograph - Rethinking sustainable cities by David Simon - which is now available in EPDF version for anyone to read via the OAPEN website. Keep reading
Patrick Ainley book event – Housmans bookshop London Wednesday 14th September 7pm

Patrick Ainley book event – Housmans bookshop London Wednesday 14th September 7pm

7 Sep 2016
Please join author Patrick Ainley on Wednesday 14th September at Housmans bookshop London for a frank and open discussion about how our education system has let young people down. Keep reading
New Editor(s) sought for the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

New Editor(s) sought for the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

18 Aug 2016
The Editorial Board of the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice (JPSJ) invites applications for the editorship of the journal to run for a period of 5 years from January 2017 to December 2021. It is hoped that the newly appointed editor/s will work alongside the current ones from November 2016 or earlier if possible. The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice provides a unique blend of high-quality research, policy and practice from leading authors in the field related to all aspects of poverty and social justice. The journal is published by Policy Press at the University of Bristol, is one of the leading social policy journals in the UK and is changing fast. More information about the journal can be found here: http://policypress.co.uk/journals/journal-of-poverty-and-social-justice Keep reading

Policy Press books referenced in House of Lords debate

18 Jul 2016
Baroness Ruth Lister and Lord Archy Kirkwood quoted from Kayleigh Garthwaite's 'Hunger Pains' and 'Good Times, Bad Times' by John Hills, respectively, in a Lords debate on talking the causes of poverty in the UK last week. Keep reading
Launch of the Ageing in a Global Context series at the BSG conference

Launch of the Ageing in a Global Context series at the BSG conference

8 Jul 2016
This exciting new series was launched last night at the bustling British Society of Gerontology conference. Keep reading
'Hunger Pains' event at the House of Commons

'Hunger Pains' event at the House of Commons

2 Jul 2016
A panel event based on Kayleigh Garthwaite’s book ‘Hunger Pains: Life inside foodbank Britain’ took place in parliament on Wednesday 29 June. Keep reading
Michael Gove’s unfinished Agenda for Education…and beyond?

Michael Gove’s unfinished Agenda for Education…and beyond?

1 Jul 2016
Michael Gove has said he is standing for the Tory leadership out of ‘conviction not ambition’. In today’s guest blog post author and academic Patrick Ainley suggests further insights into Gove’s wider agenda for education and beyond… Keep reading
Dejected, disgruntled and divided: Britain’s EU referendum

Dejected, disgruntled and divided: Britain’s EU referendum

27 Jun 2016
As the UK continues to reel in shock at the outcome of the EU referendum, Nathan Manning shares his thoughts on what it has revealed about the state of the country and the implications for democracy… Britain’s referendum on EU membership has been an ugly affair. Jo Cox MP was brutally murdered in the street en route to her constituency surgery. Both sides of the campaign routinely reduced public debate to sloganeering and sustained misinformation, half-truths and flat-out lies. Keep reading
David Cameron’s `Welfare’ Legacy. Thatcher’s Son or Macmillan’s Heir?

David Cameron’s `Welfare’ Legacy. Thatcher’s Son or Macmillan’s Heir?

23 Jun 2016
As voters go to the polls today to decide whether Britain should #remain in Europe or #brexit, today’s guest blogger Robert M Page considers Prime Minister Cameron’s legacy in terms of social policy… Keep reading

Policy Press 20th anniversary – interview with the original ‘dream team’

22 Jun 2016
Tonight we’ll be celebrating 20 years of Policy Press at our party with many people from the past, present and future of Policy Press. To get the spirit of nostalgia just right for the day we interviewed three Policy Pressers who’ve been part of the organisation from its basement beginnings – Ann Moore, Sales Manager (now retired), Dave Worth, Production Manager and Julia Mortimer, Assistant Director – to find out what they remember from way back when and how times have changed… Keep reading

Launch of 'Transparency and the open society' by Roger Taylor and Tim Kelsey

20 Jun 2016 18:00:00
Imperial College London will host a guest lecture to launch Roger Taylor & Tim Kelsey's new book, 'Transparency and the open society' tonight. Keep reading
Do you challenge everyday misogyny and ‘rape culture’?

Do you challenge everyday misogyny and ‘rape culture’?

15 Jun 2016
In today’s guest blog post Miriam David explains why the need to challenge every day misogyny and ‘rape culture’ is more relevant and necessary than ever… . Keep reading
Do YOU know how the EU really shapes British public policy?

Do YOU know how the EU really shapes British public policy?

13 Jun 2016
With the EU Referendum just over a week away we turned to author and academic Janice Morphet to educate ourselves on how the EU really shapes British public policy… Keep reading
Why England won’t make it past the quarter finals in Euro 2016

Why England won’t make it past the quarter finals in Euro 2016

11 Jun 2016
As a nation prepares to feel the glory and despair of England vs Russia in their first match of #euro2016, author and academic Clare Bambra explains why, if it were down to health stats, we wouldn’t make it past the quarter finals. (On the bright side, we would certainly beat Russia and win our group…) Keep reading
Unseen: What we do for our chosen charity #volunteersweek

Unseen: What we do for our chosen charity #volunteersweek

10 Jun 2016
In the spirit of #volunteersweek, we thought it would be a good idea to let people know about the great charity work that Policy Press get involved in. Keep reading