Policy & Politics
Advancing knowledge in public and social policy
Editors: Sarah Ayres, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol and Matthew Flinders, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, and Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs, Murdoch University, Western Australia.
Associate Editor: David Sweeting, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol
Four issues per annum: January, April, July and October
ISSN 0305 5736 Online ISSN: 1470-8442
“Policy & Politics has become a leading journal tackling policy issues concerning East Asia as well as other parts of the world. It now provides an indispensable academic forum for Asian policy practitioners and academics.” Professor Huck-ju Kwon, Seoul National University, Korea
"Broad in scope and empirically grounded, Policy & Politics delves into the most pressing issues of the day. This widely-cited journal offers original analyses and lively debate by prominent academics in the field - mandatory reading for social and public policy scholars."
Neil Gilbert, Chernin Professor of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
"The breadth of its coverage, in terms of issues and jurisdictions, and the quality and relevance of its contributions makes Policy & Politics essential reading for all scholars with an interest in policy debate, development, implementation and impact."
Professor Peter Saunders, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia
About this journal
Please note that Policy & Politics does not publish book reviews.
Policy & Politics Annual Lecture 2014: Rt. Hon. David Blunkett MP
Next year’s Policy & Politics Annual Lecture, 'Bringing Politics Alive: Engaging the Disengaged in the Twenty-First Century', will be given by the Rt. Hon. David Blunkett MP on Thursday 27th March at the Wills Memorial Building, Bristol. To book, visit Eventbrite.
Policy & Politics Conference 2014
Plans for the Policy & Politics conference 2014 are already underway. The event will be called 'The challenges of leadership and collaboration in the 21st Century' and will be held on the 16th and 17th September 2014 at the Marriott Hotel in Bristol. For more information, visit the conference webpage.
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Open Access options with Policy Press journals
Policy Press journals comply with the RCUK, NIH, Wellcome Trust and other funding agency mandates for Open Access publication of work they support.
Green Open Access Archiving has already been possible for some time, for more information see our policy on self archiving and institutional repositories. Gold Open Access Publishing (making articles freely available to the reader) is also now available upon payment of an Article Processing Charge. For further details and to request the Gold option please contact Julia Mortimer (firstname.lastname@example.org).