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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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For public policy scholars, inclusion in the Yearbook is a great way to gain visibility and facilitate networking within the policy research community. Listing in the Yearbook is free of charge to all scholars (including graduate students) who do research in public policy.

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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


Michael Kraft

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Public and Environmental Affairs

Substantive Focus:
Energy and Natural Resource Policy
Environmental Policy
Health Policy

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

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Siddhartha Baviskar

SFI - Danish National Centre for Social Research
Child & Family Department

Substantive Focus:
Education Policy
Social Policy

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

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Public Policy Section Award Winners


Daniel P. Aldrich

Purdue University and AAAS Fellow, USAID

Best Paper on Public Policy Award for the best paper on public policy given at the previous APSA annual meeting.

"Social, Not Physical, Infrastructure: The Critical Role of Civil Society in Disaster Recovery"