Editor in Chief

Christopher Gore

Ryerson University

Book Review Editor

Clark A. Miller

Arizona State University

Managing Editor

Adam Thorn

Ryerson University

Book Review Editor

Henrik Selin

Boston University

Editorial Board

Graeme Auld

Carleton University

Thomas Bernauer

ETH Zurich, Center for Comparative and International Studies, and Institute for Environmental Decisions

Thomas A. Birkland

North Carolina State University

Christopher J. Bosso

Northeastern University

Sandra Braman

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Dan (Danny) Breznitz

Georgia Institute of Technology

Derrick L. Cogburn

Syracuse University

Ronald J. Deibert

University of Toronto

M.I. Franklin

Goldsmiths, University of London

Michael Geist

University of Ottawa

David H. Guston

Arizona State University

Jeffrey A. Hart

Indiana University

Hank C. Jenkins-Smith

University of Oklahoma

Carolyn Johns

Ryerson University

Kristine Kern

Potsdam University & Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning

Chris McGrory Klyza

Middlebury College

Michael E. Kraft

University of Wisconsin–Green Bay

Frank Laird

University of Denver

Judith Layzer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Christopher May

Lancaster University

David Mena

Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico

Esther Mwangi

International Food Policy Research Institute

Emma R. Norman

University of the Americas, Puebla

Barry Rabe

University of Michigan

Kenneth S. Rogerson

Duke University

Matthew Smith

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

David J. Sousa

University of Puget Sound

Peter Stoett

Concordia University

Mark Zachary Taylor

Georgia Institute of Technology

Stacy VanDeveer

University of New Hampshire

Margaret J. Wyszomirski

Ohio State University

Aims and Scope

The Review of Policy Research (RPR) is an international peer-reviewed journal devoted to the publication of research and analysis examining the politics and policy of science and technology. These may include issues of science policy, environment, resource management, information networks, cultural industries, biotechnology, security and surveillance, privacy, globalization, education, research and innovation, development, intellectual property, health, and demographics. The journal encompasses research and analysis on politics and the outcomes and consequences of policy change in domestic and comparative contexts.

The audience for RPR comprises members of the academic community, as well as members of the policy community, including government officials, NGOs and advocacy groups, research institutes, and policy analysts.

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