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Bristol University Press editorial announcements

Bristol University Press editorial announcements

23 Mar 2017
Bristol University Press is pleased to announce new appointments that will drive the publisher’s expansion into new and emerging subject areas. Stephen Wenham and Paul Stevens, both formerly of Palgrave Macmillan, will be joining BUP as of early April to lead the new commissioning in politics and international relations, and economics, business and management, respectively. Keep reading
The ‘troubled’ case of Rotherham

The ‘troubled’ case of Rotherham

21 Mar 2017
On this World Social Work Day, Jadwiga Leigh discusses the findings of her paper co-authored with Stephen Crossley on ‘The ‘troubled’ case of Rotherham’. This case had a huge impact on the creation of a culture of fear, mistrust and blame in social work. How did this happen and what can we learn? Read more on our blog
Blinded by science: when biology meets policy

Blinded by science: when biology meets policy

20 Mar 2017
Sue White and David Wastell, authors of Blinded by science out this month, explain the rise of neuroscience and genetics and their influence and impact on social policy. Read more on our blog
What would Beatrice Webb say now?

What would Beatrice Webb say now?

8 Mar 2017
On this International Women’s Day Georgia Smith, Communications Officer at Webb Memorial Trust, highlights the accomplishments of sociologist and social reformer Beatrice Webb, a woman who was truly bold for change. Read more on our blog
Are the Sister Marches reclaiming feminism? Reflections on International Women’s Day

Are the Sister Marches reclaiming feminism? Reflections on International Women’s Day

8 Mar 2017
Miriam E. David, author of Reclaiming feminism, looks at how Donald Trump’s election has contributed to the recent surge of global feminist protest and how International Woman’s Day provides an important focal point for change. Read more on our blog
It doesn’t have to be like this: Why capitalism needs to change, and fast

It doesn’t have to be like this: Why capitalism needs to change, and fast

3 Mar 2017
Where has capitalism gone wrong? In Too much stuff, Kozo Yamamura upends conventional capitalist wisdom to provide a new approach. Read about his new perspective on capitalism’s “sickness.” Read more on our blog
What does the post-Brexit future look like?

What does the post-Brexit future look like?

28 Feb 2017
Janice Morphet, author of Beyond Brexit, out today, warns that without due consideration of all the challenges that lie ahead, Brexit poses a real threat to UK economic and social stability. In this article Professor Morphet looks ahead to what the coming months could bring, and suggests priorities going forward. Read more on our blog
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