Politics & Policy

Cover image for Vol. 45 Issue 2

Edited By: David Mena

Online ISSN: 1747-1346

Call for Papers and Special Issue Proposals


Politics & Policy: Focus on International Comparative Policy
Call for Papers and Special Issue Proposals


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Enquiries: politics.policy@ipsonet.org

Now in its 43rd year of publication, 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. 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-Blackwell.

The editors invite manuscripts offering quality original research that makes a strong theoretical or empirical contribution to:

a) existing comparative policy literature
b) to policy studies and political science more generally via the use of comparative methods.

We consider normative and empirical studies in any area of the public policy spectrum and all levels of the policy process. These include, but are not restricted to: analyses of the theory, values, and/or public/political support underpinning or influencing policy trends, adoption, contestation, and change; policy framing; the challenges, and opportunities facing policy networks; policy design and misdesign; decision-making; implementation; regulation; and outcomes.

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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