Information for Lecturers
Policy Press has a reputation for producing high-quality, accessible textbooks appreciated by lecturers and students alike. Consequently our books and series are used on a wide variety of academic and professional courses, at all levels. Have a look at some of our latest textbooks below.
New textbook companion websites! Some of our key textbooks are now supported by companion websites featuring students and lecturer resources. Click on the links below to explore.
Social theory for beginners companion website
Voyage to Utopias companion website
Understanding disability policy companion website
Research and evaluation for busy practitioners companion website
An introduction to political crime companion website
What works in reducing inequalities in child health? companion website
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Voyage to Utopias A fictional guide through social philosophy
This fascinating fictional account introduces key ideas in social and political philosophy in a funny, informative and entertaining way. The reader will learn about freedom, responsibility, justice and fairness and see how these are played out in the different utopian futures of a range of socio-political regimes.
Paperback price: £12.99 Our Price: £10.39