Policy & Politics: Advancing knowledge in public and social policy
Matthew Flinders, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, and Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs, Murdoch University, Western Australia.
ISSN: 0305 5736 Online ISSN: 1470-8442
Social Science Citation Index: Impact Factor: 1.302 (2yr), 1.080 (5yr)
13 of 46 in Public Administration, 33 of 156 in Political Science
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The dates for next year's Policy & Politics conference have now been announced as the 15th and 16th September 2015. The theme of the conferences is "Democracy, Inequality and Power: Redefining Classic Concepts for the Twenty-First Century" at the Royal Marriott Hotel in Bristol. Plenary speakers include Danny Dorling, Andrew Gamble, Mark Purcell and Kate Pickett. Click here for more information, including how to register for the event and how to submit papers.
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On 17th March 2015 Lord Giddens will visit the University of Bristol to give the annual Policy & Politics lecture. Lord Anthony Giddens is a world renowned sociologist, a Labour peer and author or editor of 40 books translated into over 40 languages worldwide. As adviser to Tony Blair, it was Lord Giddens’ “third way” political approach that was adopted as the Party’s guiding political idea. Don’t miss his thoughts during the run up to the General Election! Book your free ticket here! Find information about previous lectures here.
What people are saying about Policy & Politics
Professor Eva Sørensen, Roskilde University
“From its origins in British local government and urban studies to today’s broad vistas, Policy & Politics has grown into an established international journal of high repute”.
Professor R. A. W. Rhodes, University of Southampton
"Policy & Politics brings into focus two subjects that should be studied together. It provides a platform for informed, reflective and rigorously evidenced research and does so in a way that addresses issues that matter"
Gerry Stoker, Professor University of Southampton, UK and Centenary Research Professor, University of Canberra, Australia
"For too long researchers have studied and published on policy and politics separately, but policy is always political and politics is fundamentally about changing policy. Policy & Politics understands this relationship and is the leading journal for those academics that want to understand what is happening and why”
Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, University of Oxford
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Policy & Politics is abstracted in ASSIA (Applied Social Science Index and Abstracts), Australian Family & Society Abstracts, British Humanities Index, EBSCO Publishing Library Services, GEOBASE (Online and CD-Rom), Geographical Abstracts: Human Geography, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), International Development Abstracts, ISI Journal Citation Reports, Social Science Edition, Political Science and Public Administration categories, PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service), Scopus, Social Science Citation Index (ISI), Studies on Women Abstracts, and Social Care Online.
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Policy Press journals comply with the RCUK, NIH, Wellcome Trust and other funding agency mandates for Open Access publication of work they support.
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