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Each year, the Yearbook provides retrospective review articles in a wide range of policy subfields. These articles are peer-reviewed and summarize the most recent developments in policy scholarship, providing an accessible reference to who is studying what, where, and how in the field of public policy.

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The Yearbook contains a detailed international listing of policy scholars with contact information, fields of specialization, research references, and an individual scholar’s statements of current and future research interests. The intent is to provide a reasonably comprehensive and accessible reference to the most recent scholarship on all aspects of public policy, as well as indications of future research directions.

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Featured Policy Experts


Alan Jacobs

University of British Columbia
Department of Political Science

Substantive Focus:
Social Policy
Comparative Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy History
Policy Process Theory
Public Opinion

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Michael McLendon

Southern Methodist University

Substantive Focus:
Education Policy
Governance

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation
Policy Analysis and Evaluation

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Public Policy Section Award Winners


Bryan Jones

J.J. 'Jake' Pickle Chair in Congressional Studies
University of Texas, Austin

2011 Excellence in Mentoring Award for excellence in mentoring junior scholars in the field of public policy research