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The welfare myth of them and us

The welfare myth of them and us

16 Feb 2017
Read the complete preface to the second edition of John Hill’s influential Good times, bad times below. This ground-breaking book uses extensive research and survey evidence to challenge the myth that the population divides into those who benefit from the welfare state and those who pay into it – ‘skivers’ and ‘strivers’, ‘them’ and ‘us’. Read more on our blog
Open access: A publisher’s perspective

Open access: A publisher’s perspective

16 Feb 2017
Julia Mortimer, Assistant Director of Policy Press/University of Bristol Press, explores the benefits, opportunities and challenges of open access (OA), one of the most significant publishing developments since the invention of the printing press. Read more on our blog
Use Kudos to maximise and measure the impact of your research

Use Kudos to maximise and measure the impact of your research

13 Feb 2017
Kudos helps you maximise and measure the impact of your research and allows authors to manage the promotion of all their publications across different forms of social media and email, and provides a range of article level metrics (including altmetrics, citations, and downloads) – all in a single place. Read more on our blog
5 dilemmas underpinning health and social care reform

5 dilemmas underpinning health and social care reform

8 Feb 2017
Following on from the publication of the third edition of Understanding health and social care, Jon Glasby looks at what’s needed for long-term, successful health and social care reform. Read more on our blog
Get social care right and the NHS will benefit

Get social care right and the NHS will benefit

2 Feb 2017
How can we improve access to and quality of social care? Catherine Needham, co-author of Micro-enterprise and personalisation, discusses how micro-enterprises and micro providers could improve care services. Read more on our blog
Why we need radical solutions to our housing supply crisis

Why we need radical solutions to our housing supply crisis

31 Jan 2017
There is now a deep crisis in housing supply in many parts of England. In his provocative new book, Duncan Bowie, author of Radical solutions to the housing supply crisis, argues that policy proposals promoted by Government and many commentators are either just tinkering with the problem, or will actually exacerbate the situation. Read more on our blog
Transforming post-industrial cities: Anne Power on the impact of her book

Transforming post-industrial cities: Anne Power on the impact of her book

26 Jan 2017
In our second post on impact for Academic Book Week, Anne Power talks about how her book, Cities for a small continent has had international impact, uncovering the hope and opportunity to be found in ‘post-industrial’ cities. Read more on our blog
Telling the truth about Baby P: Ray Jones on the impact of his book

Telling the truth about Baby P: Ray Jones on the impact of his book

23 Jan 2017
As part of our focus on impact for Academic Book Week, author Ray Jones talks about the terrible and tragic death of Peter Connelly, the devastating fallout for the social work profession, and how his book, The Story of Baby P, has made a difference. Read more on our blog
Embracing the changes in academic publishing

Embracing the changes in academic publishing

20 Jan 2017
In a challenging political climate, the place of university presses and academic freedom can be expected to take on special significance. Read an interview with Alison Shaw, Director of Policy Press and University of Bristol Press, about the launch of our new university press. Read more in Publishing Perspectives
Moving into policing – as a leader and a learner

Moving into policing – as a leader and a learner

12 Jan 2017
Maggie Blyth, author of some of our best-selling texts on children at risk has recently taken her extensive experience working in local and national government to a Direct Entry Superintendent role in the police. In this blog post, originally posted on Maggie’s own blog on 7 January, she talks about the experience so far. Read more on our blog
'The Future of Social Justice' event, Monday 5 December

'The Future of Social Justice' event, Monday 5 December

14 Dec 2016
In our Future of Social Justice event held last week in association with the Bristol Festival of Ideas, over 800 audience members heard Danny Dorling, Owen Jones, Kayleigh Garthwaite and Melissa Benn speak about the most significant successes, challenges and opportunities for social justice. Keep reading
First Carol Weiss Prize Seminar held

First Carol Weiss Prize Seminar held

2 Dec 2016
A seminar celebrating the first Evidence & Policy Carol Weiss prize winner Will Allen (COMPAS, University of Oxford) was held at the University of Oxford on Wednesday 30th November. Keep reading
Free download: Brexit and working class politics

Free download: Brexit and working class politics

28 Nov 2016
To mark the timely publication of the ebook of The rise of the right by Simon Winlow, Steve Hall and James Treadwell, we are offering the postscript to the book - Brexit and working class politics - FREE on our website. Keep reading

Come and work with us!

28 Nov 2016
We are looking for two Senior Commissioning Editors/Publishers and a Commissioning Editor to join the University of Bristol Press team. Keep reading
Charity pie night for Unseen

Charity pie night for Unseen

25 Nov 2016
Policy Press recently hosted a charity pie night, raising money for our charity for 2016, Unseen UK. Keep reading

Nominations for the Peter Townsend Prize 2017 now open

24 Nov 2016
The Peter Townsend Prize, worth £2,000, is awarded biennially in for outstanding work with policy relevance on a topic to which Townsend made a major contribution. Keep reading
How Donald trumped the political establishment

How Donald trumped the political establishment

14 Nov 2016
Every poll predicted both a Clinton victory and that Democrats would regain control over the Senate. Instead, Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States and the Republicans control all branches of government. David Fasenfest, editor of Critical Sociology and author of the forthcoming Detroit and new urban repertoires, explains why this came to be. Keep reading
Celebrating #ARNOVA16

Celebrating #ARNOVA16

14 Nov 2016
Download free articles on this year’s conference theme from Voluntary Sector Review Keep reading
Trump, Brexit and the EDL: the left’s failure to capture the electorate’s trust

Trump, Brexit and the EDL: the left’s failure to capture the electorate’s trust

10 Nov 2016
Many people are quick to blame racism and bigotry for the US Election result, but there are deeper reasons. Simon Winlow, Steve Hall and James Treadwell, authors of 'The rise of the right', discuss the ways in which the left has failed to capture the trust of much of the electorate. Keep reading
Neon nails to support Unseen UK's #letsnailit campaign

Neon nails to support Unseen UK's #letsnailit campaign

19 Oct 2016
Policy Press staff have painted their nails neon this week in support of Unseen UK's Anti Slavery Day 'Let's Nail It' campaign. Keep reading