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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


J. Robertson

University of the West Indies
Centre for Leadership and Governance

Substantive Focus:
Law and Policy
Comparative Public Policy

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

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Karan Powell

American Public University System
Academics

Substantive Focus:
Education Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation

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Public Policy Section Award Winners


Karen Long Jusko

University of Michigan

2010 Harold D. Lasswell Award for the best dissertation in the field of public policy, co-sponsored by the APSA Public Policy Section and the Policy Studies Organization.

"The Political Representation of the Poor"