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The Policy Press


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Established in 1996, the aim of The Policy Press has always been to try and improve social conditions with publications that will make a positive difference to learning, research, policy and practice. Based in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Bristol, we are now a well-known leading international publisher of high quality books and journals.

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The independent, not-for-profit status of the press is appreciated by our customers, authors and suppliers in contrast to the financial imperatives of the large commercial publishing houses. We have a solid understanding of the needs and requirements of academics and students as a result of being based within a university. Our specialist focus also means that we have built up considerable knowledge of our audiences and the ways in which we can reach them. Quality is always at the forefront of everything we do.

The Policy Press has over 500 titles in our book list and publishes around 70 new titles each year as well as some of the key journals in the field. Our titles feature regularly in the media; contributing to current debates and helping us achieve our aim of making an impact. We market and sell our publications in more than 60 countries internationally.

The publisher covers the following range of subjects:

  • Ageing
  • Children, Young People & Families
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Education & Lifelong Learning
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Health
  • Housing & Planning
  • Public Policy & Governance
  • Social Policy & Welfare
  • Social Geography & Urban Studies
  • Social Theory & Research Methods
  • Social Work & Social Care

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