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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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Evolving Scholarship in Public Policy

This marks the release of the fifth edition of the Public Policy Yearbook, which continues to serve as a useful tool for examining recent changes in public policy scholarship over the past several years. First, the Yearbook allows for a systematic way to identify the broader public policy community. The multidisciplinary nature of public policy research can make it challenging to identify the experts studying various policy problems, and the Yearbook provides a convenient and helpful instrument to do so.

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Remembering Paul Armand Sabatier

Paul Sabatier


June 17, 1944 –
Feb. 3, 2013

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Featured Policy Experts


Mark Vail

Tulane University
Political Science

Substantive Focus:
Economic Policy
Governance
Social Policy
Comparative Public Policy

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

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Simon Matti

Luleå University of Technology
Political Science Unit

Substantive Focus:
Energy and Natural Resource Policy
Environmental Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory
Policy Analysis and Evaluation
Public Opinion

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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