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Society of Policy Sciences
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Volume 51, issue 4, 2018

Politicians, professionalization and anti-politics: why we want leaders who act like professionals but are paid like amateurs pp. 411-432 Downloads
Paul Fawcett and Jack Corbett
“Donate your organs, donate life!” Explicitness in policy instruments pp. 433-456 Downloads
Eva Thomann
Networks and problem recognition: advancing the Multiple Streams Approach pp. 457-476 Downloads
Louise Reardon
What drives the adoption of climate change mitigation policy? A dynamic network approach to policy diffusion pp. 477-513 Downloads
Marlene Kammerer and Chandreyee Namhata
Trade-based adoption of voluntary environmental programs in the developing world: Racing to the top or stuck in the mud? pp. 515-543 Downloads
Jonas Gamso
The discursive micro-politics of blame avoidance: unpacking the language of government blame games pp. 545-564 Downloads
Sten Hansson
Expanding the scope and content of morality policy research: lessons from Moral Foundations Theory pp. 565-579 Downloads
Raymond Tatalovich and Dane G. Wendell
Policy-making and truthiness: Can existing policy models cope with politicized evidence and willful ignorance in a “post-fact” world? pp. 581-600 Downloads
Anthony Perl, Michael Howlett and M. Ramesh

Volume 51, issue 3, 2018

The rise of public sector innovation labs: experiments in design thinking for policy pp. 249-267 Downloads
Michael McGann, Emma Blomkamp and Jenny M. Lewis
Neglected challenges to evidence-based policy-making: the problem of policy accumulation pp. 269-290 Downloads
Christian Adam, Yves Steinebach and Christoph Knill
Economic knowledge and the scientization of policy advice pp. 291-311 Downloads
Johan Christensen
Between morality and rationality: framing end-of-life care policy through narratives pp. 313-334 Downloads
Nathalie Burlone and Rebecca Grace Richmond
Learning our way out of environmental policy problems: a review of the scholarship pp. 335-371 Downloads
Andrea K. Gerlak, Tanya Heikkila, Sharon L. Smolinski, Dave Huitema and Derek Armitage
Aristotelian framing: logos, ethos, pathos and the use of evidence in policy frames pp. 373-385 Downloads
Iris Stucki and Fritz Sager
The behavioural state: critical observations on technocracy and psychocracy pp. 387-410 Downloads
Joram Nanne Pieter Feitsma

Volume 51, issue 2, 2018

Policy experimentation: core concepts, political dynamics, governance and impacts pp. 143-159 Downloads
Dave Huitema, Andrew Jordan, Stefania Munaretto and Mikael Hildén
Experimentation at the interface of science and policy: a multi-case analysis of how policy experiments influence political decision-makers pp. 161-187 Downloads
Belinda McFadgen and Dave Huitema
The politics of decarbonization and the catalytic impact of subnational climate experiments pp. 189-211 Downloads
Steven Bernstein and Matthew Hoffmann
A novel understanding of experimentation in governance: co-producing innovations between “lab” and “field” pp. 213-229 Downloads
Jan-Peter Voß and Arno Simons
“Pioneers but not guinea pigs”: experimenting with climate change adaptation in French coastal areas pp. 231-247 Downloads
Nicolas Rocle and Denis Salles

Volume 51, issue 1, 2018

Theories of policy change and variation reconsidered: a prospectus for the political economy of public policy pp. 1-16 Downloads
Peter John
Assessing disproportionality: indexes of policy responses to the 2007–2008 banking crisis pp. 17-38 Downloads
Fabrizio De Francesco and Martino Maggetti
Low-level bureaucrats, local government regimes and policy entrepreneurship pp. 39-57 Downloads
Neomi Frisch-Aviram, Nissim Cohen and Itai Beeri
Issue definition and conflict expansion: the role of risk to human health as an issue definition strategy in an environmental conflict pp. 59-76 Downloads
Adam Thorn
Bridging policy and science action boundaries: information influences on US congressional legislative key staff decision making in natural resources pp. 77-96 Downloads
Timothy R. Petty, John B. Gongwer and William Schnabel
Canadian resource governance against territories: resource regimes and local conflicts in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence provinces pp. 97-115 Downloads
Amélie Dumarcher and Yann Fournis
Creating comity amidst gridlock: a corporatist repair for a broken congress pp. 117-130 Downloads
Stuart Kasdin
“Technocracy,” democracy … and corruption and trust pp. 131-139 Downloads
Phil Ryan

Volume 50, issue 4, 2017

Rescuing the decision process pp. 519-526 Downloads
Matthew R. Auer
A “review” of policy sciences: bibliometric analysis of authors, references, and topics during 1970–2017 pp. 527-537 Downloads
Nihit Goyal
The enduring challenge of ‘wicked problems’: revisiting Rittel and Webber pp. 539-547 Downloads
Kate Crowley and Brian W. Head
Plus ça Change, Plus C’est La Même Chose? A review of Paul Sabatier’s “An advocacy coalition framework of policy change and the role of policy-oriented learning therein” pp. 549-561 Downloads
Adam Wellstead
On the sustained importance of attitudes toward technological risks and benefits in policy studies pp. 563-572 Downloads
Jale Tosun
Hajer’s institutional void and legitimacy without polity pp. 573-583 Downloads
Ching Leong
Policy learning and policy change: learning from research citations pp. 585-597 Downloads
Caner Bakır
On credit and blame: disentangling the motivations of public policy decision-making behaviour pp. 599-618 Downloads
Ching Leong and Michael Howlett
The new policy sciences: combining the cognitive science of choice, multiple theories of context, and basic and applied analysis pp. 619-627 Downloads
Paul Cairney and Christopher M. Weible
Crowdsourcing: a new tool for policy-making? pp. 629-647 Downloads
Araz Taeihagh
Flexibility in American religious life: an exploration of loyalty and purity pp. 649-673 Downloads
David M. Elcott and J. Andrew Sinclair
The effects of rules on local political decision-making processes: How can rules facilitate participation? pp. 675-696 Downloads
Insa Theesfeld, Thomas Dufhues and Gertrud Buchenrieder, neé Schrieder
Strategic use of evidence in state-level policymaking: matching evidence type to legislative stage pp. 697-719 Downloads
Jennifer E. Mosley and Katherine Gibson
Politics of the precautionary principle: assessing actors’ preferences in water protection policy pp. 721-743 Downloads
Florence Metz and Karin Ingold
Addressing fragmented government action: coordination, coherence, and integration pp. 745-767 Downloads
Guillermo M. Cejudo and Cynthia L. Michel

Volume 50, issue 3, 2017

Policy sciences and democracy: a reexamination pp. 339-350 Downloads
Douglas Torgerson
The epistemic benefits of deliberative democracy pp. 351-366 Downloads
Robert E. Goodin
Big data for policymaking: fad or fasttrack? pp. 367-382 Downloads
Sarah Giest
The implications of the emerging disproportionate policy perspective for the new policy design studies pp. 383-398 Downloads
Moshe Maor
Resilience and robustness in policy design: a critical appraisal pp. 399-426 Downloads
Giliberto Capano and Jun Jie Woo
The politics of policy adoption: a saga on the difficulties of enacting policy diffusion or transfer across industrialized countries pp. 427-448 Downloads
Patrik Marier
How policies become contested: a spiral of imagination and evidence in a large infrastructure project pp. 449-468 Downloads
E. E. A. Wolf and Wouter Van Dooren
The construction of urgency discourse around mega-projects: the Israeli case pp. 469-494 Downloads
Josef Wijk and Itay Fischhendler
Evaluating irreversible social harms pp. 495-518 Downloads
A. J. K. Pols and H. A. Romijn

Volume 50, issue 2, 2017

Keeping the faith: policy sciences as the gatekeeper pp. 157-162 Downloads
William Ascher
Governmentalities without policy capacity pp. 163-178 Downloads
Gloria Regonini
Unpacking the intensity of policy conflict: a study of Colorado’s oil and gas subsystem pp. 179-193 Downloads
Tanya Heikkila and Christopher M. Weible
The narrative properties of ideology: the adversarial turn and climate skepticism in the USA pp. 195-215 Downloads
Raul P. Lejano and Jennifer Dodge
How can interactions among interdependent structures, institutions, and agents inform financial stability? What we have still to learn from global financial crisis pp. 217-239 Downloads
Caner Bakir
Rule growth and government effectiveness: why it takes the capacity to learn and coordinate to constrain rule growth pp. 241-268 Downloads
Christian Adam, Christoph Knill and Xavier Fernandez-i-Marín
How policy instruments are chosen: patterns of decision makers’ choices pp. 269-293 Downloads
Giliberto Capano and Andrea Lippi
Elk management and policy in southern Greater Yellowstone: Assessing the constitutive process pp. 295-316 Downloads
Susan G. Clark and Marian E. Vernon
Network-centric policy design pp. 317-338 Downloads
Araz Taeihagh

Volume 50, issue 1, 2017

There at the beginning: we’re still “emerging,” maybe forever pp. 1-7 Downloads
Garry D. Brewer
Technocracy and democracy as spheres of justice in public policy pp. 9-22 Downloads
Bruce Gilley
Policy Conflict Framework pp. 23-40 Downloads
Christopher M. Weible and Tanya Heikkila
Policy advisory systems: change dynamics and sources of variation pp. 41-46 Downloads
Thurid Hustedt and Sylvia Veit
Assessing 30 years of Westminster policy advisory system experience pp. 47-62 Downloads
Jonathan Craft and John Halligan
Dynamics in the Dutch policy advisory system: externalization, politicization and the legacy of pillarization pp. 63-84 Downloads
Caspar F. Berg
Dynamics of change in internal policy advisory systems: the hybridization of advisory capacities in Germany pp. 85-103 Downloads
Sylvia Veit, Thurid Hustedt and Tobias Bach
Think tanks and strategic policy-making: the contribution of think tanks to policy advisory systems pp. 105-124 Downloads
Bert Fraussen and Darren Halpin
Quantitative differences in think tank dissemination activities in Germany, Denmark and the UK pp. 125-137 Downloads
Jesper Dahl Kelstrup
Policy advice as policy work: a conceptual framework for multi-level analysis pp. 139-154 Downloads
Arnošt Veselý
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