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New Perspectives in Policy and Politics

Books in the series were first published as special issues of our Policy & Politics journal.

Edited by Sarah Ayres, University of Bristol, UK, Steve Martin, Cardiff Business School, UK and Felicity Matthews, Sheffield University, UK.

“The 'New Perspectives' book series takes a reinvigorated Policy and Politics confidently into its fifth decade - even more determined than ever to shed new light on the complex inter-relationships between politics and policy making across a wide range of settings and time periods.” Professor Andrew Jordan, University of East Anglia, UK

“The ‘New Perspectives’ book series offers critical reflections on contemporary debates in public and social policy by linking large scale political issues with micro level policy implementation – the hallmark of Policy & Politics.” Professor Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh University, US

The changing nature of politics and the contemporary challenges facing public and social policy demand new perspectives that contest existing assumptions and deliver new ways of understanding a changing world.

The New Perspectives in Policy & Politics book series focuses on state-of-the-art contributions that aim to re-orient perennial debates and open-up emerging seams of research. Topics range from institutional reform to network governance, and from public expectations to political inequality.

The series is inter-disciplinary in approach and international in scope. It seeks to publish books that are both theoretically-informed and policy-relevant. Most importantly, the fresh and innovative contributions to the series seek to challenge and redefine debates concerning both politics and public and social policy.