Politics & Policy

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Edited By: Emma R. Norman and David Mena

Online ISSN: 1747-1346


Politics & Policy is a peer-reviewed journal of rigorous original research of an international, comparative nature as it applies to public policy and its political implications. It seeks to bring together contemporary politics and policy research from a variety of disciplines and international perspectives. The journal forms part of the Policy Studies Organization’s group of eleven exceptional periodicals each covering a specific area of policy studies, and is published six times a year by Wiley.

Universidad Iberoamericana

Politics & Policy is published on behalf of the Policy Studies Organization and the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, and the following organizations:   (click links for more information)

Alabama Political Science Association

British Columbia Political Studies Association

Georgia Poltical Science Association

Great Plains Political Science Association

Louisiana Political Science Association

Mississippi Political Science Association

New York State Political Science Association

North Carolina Political Science Association

Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists

The Roosevelt Institution

Aims and Scope

Politics & Policy is a peer-reviewed journal for scholars in public policy, political science, and comparative and international studies. The editors invite manuscripts offering quality original research that makes a strong theoretical or empirical contribution to existing comparative policy literature, or to policy studies and political science more generally via the use of comparative methods.

We consider normative and empirical studies in any area of political science, the public policy spectrum and all levels of the policy process. These include, but are not restricted to: comparative studies in development, democratization, democracy, participation, voting behavior, electoral politics and policy, and security strategy; political studies with a comparative cross-national focus; international relations and comparative foreign policy; analyses of the theory, values, and/or public/political support influencing policy trends, adoption, contestation, or change; policy framing; the challenges, and opportunities facing policy networks; policy design and misdesign.

Strong preference will be given to submissions demonstrating a balanced comparative treatment of policy in more than one country. Trans-border, cross-national or wider international research emphasizing a comparative study’s political implications are especially welcome. Manuscripts dealing comparatively with aspects of democracy and democratization, global governance, or policies that transcend, or resist, the advent of porous borders are also actively invited, as are robust review articles on the current state of the literature.

Articles should be submitted online via Manuscript Central: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/polpol

Special Issue proposals of 5-8 pages should be emailed to the Editors-in-Chief at politics.policy@ipsonet.org

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