M. Ramesh, University of Hong Kong
D.S.L. Jarvis, National University of Singapore
Giliberto Capano, University of Bologna
Michael Howlett, Simon Fraser University
Policy and Society is an interdisciplinary journal exploring policy and its manifestations in broader political, economic and social contexts. Each issue of Policy and Society is typically devoted to a single policy theme. The theme may be approached from the perspective of single or multiple disciplines.
Policy and Society seeks to explore how policies are shaped by their context and, in turn, shape it. The Journal welcomes submissions that deal with policy theory and practice at the local, national and/or international level, including review issues on the state of the field.
Issues normally consist of an introductory review article (approximately 6 - 8,000 words) and 5 - 7 articles (approximately 6,000 - 8,000 words). Each issue is normally overseen by a special guest editor.
How to Submit a Proposal for a Themed Issue
Proposals should be approximately 3-4 pages in length and address each of the following criteria:
- The title of the proposed themed issue
- Statement of policy subject to be explored
- Statement on the significance of this area to public policy research
- Statement on the rationale for the proposed Journal issue.
- A list of the proposed articles and abstracts
- A list of the names of potential contributors
Proposals should be forwarded to
Download the Guidelines for Themed Issue Proposals
Abstracts of the recently published articles are here.
Themes for 2009:
Q1. European Civil Society
Q2. Integrated Land Management
Q3. Deliberation and Governance
Q4. Genomics and Public Policy
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