Social justice and equal opportunity

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

Photo of a container yard from the cover of 'Exploring Trade Union Identities'

Bob Smale, author of 'Exploring Trade Union Identities', calls for the recognition of labour market niches and suggests that niche unions can be more successful in organising them. There is no ‘silver bullet’, but some of the answers to regeneration may lie in the past.…Read more

Two homeless men sat on a bench, provided by Julian House
by Jessica Gay  |  16th December 2019

Jessica Gay, Senior Community and Events Fundraiser at Julian House, a homeless charity based in Bath, shows how the charity offers direct support through projects and services which not only address the symptoms of homelessness but also the underlying reasons why men and women are forced onto the streets. Julian House is Bristol University Press's chosen charity for 2020.…Read more

The words 'Passion led us here' written on the floor
by Alison Shaw  |  9th December 2019

Alison Shaw, Chief Executive of Bristol University Press, looks at how university presses can make a real difference to scholarship, to the translation of ideas, and to policy, practice and cultural change.…Read more

Banner saying 'To love is to act'
by Becca Dove and Tim Fisher  |  3rd December 2019

For the last six months, a giant banner emblazoned with ‘to love is to act’ has become our travel companion. It’s been at a parent activist meeting in a disused café in Kentish Town and in a British Legion hall in Bath. It’s been up the M4 to Cardiff, and it’s made its way across Read More

Illustration of a woman covering her chest with a shadow of a man over her and the words 'End violence against women'
by Fiona Vera-Gray  |  25th November 2019

Today is the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women which marks the start of 16 days of activism to end violence against women. With international events raising awareness about the impact of sexual violence, it’s a good time to think through how the dominance of ‘trauma’ might actually hide the full extent Read More

Illustration of two blue heads with puzzles
by Paul Stubbs  |  1st November 2019

Paul Stubbs is a UK-born sociologist and currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Croatia. Here he looks at the work of Stuart Hall, and how John Clarke, author of Critical Dialogues: Thinking Together in Turbulent Times, built on this to guide us through spatio-temporal shifts in the UK and beyond, Read More

Illustration of two men at ladders, one is missing rungs, from the cover of 'The Inequality Crisis'
by Roger Brown  |  28th October 2019

In this long read, Roger Brown, author of The Inequality Crisis: The Facts and What We Can Do About It, outlines causes of the Neoliberal turn and shows how it has created vastly increased and unjust social inequality. Crucially, he explains where we need to begin in order to reverse the tide. In November 1984, Read More

Neon sign of the word 'open'
by Julia Mortimer  |  22nd October 2019

Happy Open Access Week! At Bristol University Press and our imprint Policy Press we have long been supporters of responsible and fair Open Access (OA). We are proud of our positive relationship with the academic community we serve, and we want our authors’ work to gain as wide a readership as possible. OA fundamentally supports Read More

Street art of a woman's head that has been broken in two
by Zoe Young  |  10th October 2019

Zoe Young, author of Women’s Work: How Mothers Manage Flexible Working in Careers and Family Life speaks to Jess Miles about work-life balance being an unattainable dream and how choice is an illusion for professional mothers. They discuss how policy and organisation change can make flexible working arrangements ‘work’ for women and families, and for Read More