Publishing with a purpose
About the journal
- Comprehensive Coverage of Public Policy, Politics and Social Issues. Policy & Politics encompasses scholarship that focuses on any aspect of the policy process; examines public policy issues comparatively; seeks to advance established policy theories and to promote new theories; spans the micro and the macro in the study of policy and politics; deals with all substantive subfields in the study of public policy; and welcomes studies of public policy that span the world, including the global south and global north. As part of this effort, we welcome scholarship that builds on and contributes to existing foundations of knowledge about public policy as well as innovates and takes risks in breaking into new frontiers of what we know about public policy.
- Inclusivity in Research Approaches. Policy & Politics welcomes scholarship from different epistemological and ontological orientations and from different methodological perspectives, including quantitative and qualitative approaches and interpretive methods. The journal is also interested in scholarship that makes methodological advancements in the study of public policy. Policy & Politics does not align itself to any disciplinary perspective and welcomes scholarship from political science, public policy, public administration and management, nonprofit studies, social policy, and others as well as the multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary efforts that integrate these perspectives. Rather, we welcome scholarship that challenges any dominant disciplinary assumptions in the study of public policy and that offers better alternatives.
- Relevance for Science and Practice. Policy & Politics welcomes scholarship that addresses contemporary and timely issues that have relevance in current debates about public policy and politics. While some of these messages come through in the articles themselves, we work with authors in translating their scholarship through blogs and videos to non-academic audiences.
Claire A. Dunlop
Christopher M. Weible
Policy Press also publishes the New perspectives in policy and politics series.