Policy Papers

History & Policy papers are written by expert historians, based on peer-reviewed research. They offer historical insights into current policy issues ranging from Afghanistan and Iraq, climate change and internet surveillance to family dynamics, alcohol consumption and health reforms. For historians interested in submitting a paper, please see the editorial guidelines.

Currently, 228 papers are freely searchable by theme, author or keyword, with new papers published regularly. Where possible, we publish papers to coincide with relevant policy developments. If you are a policy maker, civil society practitioner or journalist and would like to contact one of our historians, please contact historyandpolicy@kcl.ac.uk.

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Sceptical yet supportive: understanding public attitudes to charity

Debates about the role and behaviour of charities are ongoing, alongside great public generosity such as in the recent case of veteran Captain Tom Moore's sponsored walk. The public needs to be better informed so that the debate is less ideological, say Beth Breeze and John Mohan.

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Poverty in the Divided Kingdom

Professor Pat Thane reviews a century of trends in poverty and wealth inequality in the UK, and finds a situation disturbingly similar to that of the early twentieth century which first galvanised reformers like Booth and Rowntree. This paper marks the publication of her book Divided Kingdom: A History of Britain, 1900 to the Present (CUP 2018)

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Economic downturns and the voluntary sector: what can we learn from historical evidence?

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We are the only project in the UK providing access to an international network of more than 500 historians with a broad range of expertise. H&P offers a range of resources for historians, policy makers and journalists.

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