Policy Studies Journal

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Edited By: Edella Schlager

Impact Factor: 2.153

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 10/47 (Public Administration); 30/165 (Political Science)

Online ISSN: 1541-0072


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Lowi Prize

Theodore J. LowiThe Theodore J. Lowi Policy Studies Journal Best Article Award is given yearly to recognize an article of particular distinction published at any time in Policy Studies Journal.

2016 recipient:
Laboratories of (In)equality? Redistributive Policy and Income Inequality in the American States
Megan E. Hatch and Elizabeth Rigby

2015 recipient:
Subsidizing Migration? Mexican Agricultural Policies and Migration to the United States.
Jeronimo Cortina

2014 recipient:
Campaign Promises, Democratic Governance, and Environmental Policy in the U.S. Congress.
Evan J. Ringquist, Milena I. Neshkova and Joseph Aamidor

2013 recipient:
The Tortoise or the Hare? Incrementalism, Punctuations, and Their Consequences
Christian Breunig and Chris Koski

2012 recipient:
Constructing Homeland Security: An Anemic Policy Regime
Peter J. May, Ashley E. Jochim and Joshua Sapotichne