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by Stephen Muers  |  29th July 2020

Stephen Muers, who has held a wide range of senior policy making roles and is currently Head of Strategy at Big Society Capital, talks about the impact of culture and values on policy making. How can we change things so we can do a better job of taking these into account?…Read more

by Ligia Teixeira  |  21st May 2020

Ligia Teixeira, co-editor of Using Evidence to End Homelessness, talks with Jess Miles from Bristol University Press about the book, homelessness and COVID-19, and the importance of a 'what works' approach to create a society in which any experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.…Read more

Laura Dean, author of 'Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia', discusses whether current human trafficking policies are effective, and how they might be improved. There is an accompanying policy briefing to this piece. …Read more

Based on Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia, by Laura Dean, this briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around human trafficking policies in Eurasia.…Read more

by Jesper Ahlin Marceta  |  15th April 2020

Jesper Ahlin Marceta, author of the Evidence & Policy article 'The Evidence-Based Policy Movement and Political Idealism', explores the concept of evidence-based policy and whether it's a valuable political ideal for the public policy making process.…Read more

by Alison Shaw  |  3rd April 2020

Alison Shaw, Chief Executive of Bristol University Press and Policy Press, considers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can move beyond the catastrophe to improve lives and change societies for the better. …Read more

by John Holmwood  |  2nd April 2020

John Holmwood talks about how, since writing 'Countering Extremism in British Schools? The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair', he has been academic adviser to a play, Trojan Horse, based upon transcripts of the inquiries and interviews with those involved in the affair.…Read more

by Kaye Wellings and Sally Sheldon  |  24th March 2020

Based on Decriminalising Abortion in the UK, edited by Sally Sheldon and Kaye Wellings, this briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around abortion, the likely impact of decriminalisation and how to ensure effective regulation afterwards.…Read more

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by John Kendall  |  24th February 2020

In our latest policy briefing, based on his book Regulating Police Detention, John Kendall covers key messages and policy recommendations around regulating police conduct in custody blocks.…Read more

Image of woman at podium pointing, from cover of 'Women of Power'
by Torild Skard  |  14th January 2020

In our latest impact case study, Torild Skard shows how her book 'Women of Power: Half a Century of Female Presidents and Prime Ministers Worldwide', led to the establishment of the UNSCC course on Leadership, Women and the UN to promote a more gender-balanced workplace within and beyond the UN system and strengthen the voice of women at the leadership table.…Read more