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by Victoria Pittman  |  17th September 2021

After five years of building the Bristol University Press brand, Victoria Pittman, Head of Commissioning, talks about the global expansion we have achieved. …Read more

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by Toni Prug Paško Bilić and Mislav Žitko  |  15th July 2021

Toni Prug, Paško Bilić and Mislav Žitko explain why it doesn’t make sense to challenge tech companies’ monopoly in the name of perfect competition.…Read more

Iron on a white shirt.
by Tom Boland and Ray Griffin  |  15th June 2021

Launching their new book ‘The Reformation of Welfare: The New Faith of the Labour Market’, Tom Boland and Ray Griffin chart the long history of attempts to reform the unemployed rather than simply investing in jobs for them. …Read more

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by Lena Wang and Chia-huei Wu  |  8th June 2021

In this article, reposted from Psychology Today, Ying Wang, co-author of Work and Personality Change, shows how recognising the role of work on personality development will allow organisations and individuals to achieve better positive personality growth.…Read more

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by Kaitland M. Byrd  |  24th May 2021

Beyond the beleaguered urban restaurant industry, Kaitland Byrd, author of 'Southern Craft Food Diversity', reminds us of the diversity and marginalization of the producers who supply these restaurants with southern craft products.…Read more

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Following the publication of the government’s Transforming public procurement Green Paper, which aims to speed up and simplify procurement processes, Mark Neild, senior lecturer at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, calls for a radical rethink of public service commissioning to reflect the public’s values, not economic value.…Read more

Graffiti saying 'unskilled jobs are a classist myth'

Kathryn Telling reviews the tone of recent discussion on unemployment and argues that treating hospitality workers and social carers as essentially interchangeable is a minimisation of both sets of workers’ skills, as well as their education and training.…Read more

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by Mark Williams Ying Zhou and Min Zou  |  19th November 2020

Based on 'Mapping Good Work', by Mark Williams, Ying Zhou and Min Zou, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around what exactly ‘Good Work' is, where it is most likely to be found across the occupational structure and how we might best promote a ‘Good Work recovery'.…Read more

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by Ian Cunningham and Donna Baines  |  9th November 2020

Launching their new book ‘Working in the Context of Austerity: Challenges and Struggles’, Donna Baines and Ian Cunningham call for a major rethink of social and employment policies that can provide alternatives to austerity and protect against its damaging impacts.…Read more

Wall art saying 'Live, work, create'

Mark Williams, co-author of 'Mapping Good Work', discusses how the Good Work framework could unlock Britain’s productive potential after COVID-19.…Read more