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Virtual collections

2019: Europe in crisis

Europe is experiencing various forms of crises in governance, policy and politics at the continental, national and local levels. Whilst many of these have been brewing for some time, the sense of political crisis is increasing with EU policies challenged by national political actors, growth of populist parties, political fragmentation, weak governments and increasing poverty and inequality in many countries across the continent. Here at Policy & Politics we have recently published several articles that can help us make sense of these crises and contribute to the policy debates to help resolve them. The following articles are free to access until 31 March 2019.



2018: Improving policy-making by engaging with evidence

To celebrate APPAM’s 2018 Fall Research Conference which looked at improving policy-making by engaging with evidence throughout the policy process, Policy & Politics developed a virtual issue of recent research articles based on the conference theme. The articles were free to access throughout November 2018. 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. 



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 were free to access from 20 August-20 September 2018. 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. 



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-Based Policy


Public Services & Reform


Welfare State


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. 

 


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.