Publishing with a Purpose
2018: Public Participation
To celebrate the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) 2018 Conference, Policy & Politics selected the following three research articles to form a virtual issue which aims to enhance our understanding of the importance of public participation. The articles are free to access from 20 August-20 September 2018.
- Working-class discourses of politics, policy and health: 'I don't smoke; I don't drink. The only thing wrong with me is my health'
- Citizen participation and changing governance: cases of devolution in England
- Beyond radicalism and resignation: the competing logics for public participation in policy decisions
2017: Evidence-Based Policy; Public Services & Reform; Welfare State
To celebrate APPAM’s 2017 Fall Research Conference, which focused on the importance of measurement in evaluating policy and performance, Policy & Politics developed a virtual issue of recent research articles based on the conference theme, along with two other themed collections which were free to access from 1-30 November 2017. Although the papers are no longer available for free, you can still access them online either through your institution's subscription or by using pay-per-view.
- Evidence translation: an exploration of policy makers’ use of evidence
- Can experience be evidence? Craft knowledge and evidence-based policing
- British educational trajectories from school to university: evaluating quantitative evidence in policy formulation and justification
- Studying public deliberation after the systemic turn: the crucial role for interpretive research
- Global evidence in local debates: the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in Swiss direct-democratic debates on school policy
Public Services & Reform
- Customer engagement in UK water regulation: towards a collaborative regulatory state?
- Keeping expertise in its place: understanding arm’s-length bodies as boundary organisations
- Changing experiences of responsibilisation and contestation within counter-terrorism policies
- Local governance under austerity: hybrid organisations and hybrid officers
- The effects of privatisation on the equity of public services: evidence from China
- Working-class discourses of politics, policy and health: ‘I don’t smoke; I don’t drink. The only thing wrong with me is my health’
- Who cares? The social care sector and the future of youth employment
- UK employment services: understanding provider strategies in a dynamic strategic action field
- Electricity market reform: so what’s new?
- Re-evaluating local government amalgamations: utility maximisation meets the principle of double effect (PDE)
- Constructing the need for retrenchment: disability benefits in the United States and Great Britain
- Activating citizens in Dutch care reforms: framing new co-production roles and competences for citizens and professionals
- Shifting logics: limitations on the journey from ‘state’ to ‘market’ logic in UK higher education
2016: Human Rights, Equality and Sexuality
To celebrate the 2016 Annual Lecture on Same Sex Marriage and the Church by Rev. Richard Coles, Policy & Politics was pleased to offer a collection of related papers from the journal for free. Although the papers are no longer available for free, you can still access them online either through your institution's subscription or by using pay-per-view.
- Context, institution or accountability? Exploring the factors that shape the performance of national human rights and equality bodies by Sarah Spencer and Colin Harvey
- The new politics of community cohesion: making use of human rights policy and legislation by Theo Gavrielides
- A multi-strand approach to promoting equalities and human rights in policy making by Alison Parken
- 'Kinds of people’ and equality monitoring in the UK by Peter J. Aspinall and Lavinia Mitton
- Institutionally homophobic? Political parties and the substantive representation of LGBT people: Westminster and regional UK elections 1945–2011 by Paul Chaney
- Mental Health and human rights: a common agenda for service user/survivor and women’s groups? by Lydia Lewis
2015: The Environment
To celebrate the 2015 Annual Lecture on the Politics of Climate Change by Lord Anthony Giddens, Policy & Politics took great pleasure in making articles from the journal on similar themes free for a week in April 2015. Although the papers are no longer freely available, you can still access them online either through your institution's subscription or by using pay-per-view. We hope you enjoy.
- Measuring and explaining policy paradigm change: the case of UK energy policy by Florian Kern, Caroline Kuzemko and Catherine Mitchell
- British political values, attitudes to climate change, and travel behaviour by Ron Johnston and Chris Deeming
- Environmental information disclosure in China: policy developments and NGO responses by Thomas Johnson
- Politicising UK energy: what 'speaking energy security' can do by Caroline Kuzemko
- The Theory of Environmental Impact Assessment: Implicit models of policy making by Robert V. Bartlett and Priya A. Kurian
- Governing the ungovernable: spatial policy, markets and volume house-building in a growth region by Allan Cochrane, Bob Colenutt and Martin Field