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Political Studies Association conference 2021 journal highlights and free articles

Scroll down to browse the journal highlights for the Political Studies Association conference. Including a collection of free articles on political expertise. We also have special issues of Policy & Politics, the European Journal and Politics and Gender and Global Discourse. Keep reading to learn about the launch of our exciting new journal Global Political Economy in 2022.




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Expertise in Politics collection

Enjoy free access to this selection of articles on the topic of expertise in politics. The collection includes articles from Policy & Politics and the European Journal of Politics and Gender. The collection is free to read until 8 April and includes: 

Gender expertise in global governance: contesting the boundaries of a field 
Rahel Kunz, Elisabeth Prügl, and Hayley Thompson 

The expertise of politicians and their role in epistemic communities [Open Access] 
Anne Skevik Grødem and Jon M. Hippe 

Who are behavioural public policy experts and how are they organised globally? 
Holger Straßheim 

Explore the full collection.  



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Highlights from Policy & Politics  

Policy & Politics is a world-leading journal committed to advancing our understanding of the dynamics of policy-making and implementation. With an impact factor of 3.069 it ranks in the top 10 journals in Public Administration category of the Journal Citation Reports. Policy & Politics also sits in the top 20 journals in the Political Science category.

Prize winning articles  

We are delighted to announce the 2021 winners of Policy & Politics best paper prizes: 

The Bleddyn Davies Prize, whichacknowledges scholarship of the very highest standard by an early career academic, is awarded to: 
Applying design in public administration: a literature review to explore the state of the artMargot HermusArwin van Buuren & Victor Bekkers  

The Ken Young Prize, which is awarded to the article judged to represent excellence in the field published in Policy & Politics, is awarded  to: 
When design meets power: Design thinking, public sector innovation and the politics of policymaking’  
Jenny M Lewis, Michael McGann and Emma Blomkamp 

Want to know why our editors chose these articles? Visit the Policy & Politics blog to learn more. 

Introducing the new Policy & Politics editors 

Please join us in welcoming Dr Oscar Berglund, Professor Claire Dunlop, and Professor Chris Weible as Co-editors of Policy & Politics. The new editorial team's term started earlier this year with a new editorial statement. Read about the new team’s plans for the journal on the Policy & Politics blog

Recent special issues 

Beyond nudge: advancing the state-of-the-art of behavioural public policy and administration 
Guest edited by Benjamin Ewert, Kathrin Loer and Eva Thomann 

Policy-making as designing: the added value of design thinking for public administration and public policy 
Guest edited by Arwin van Buuren, Jenny M Lewis and B Guy Peters 



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Highlights from the European Journal of Politics and Gender  

Editors’ Choice collection, free until 30 April: 

Under different umbrellas: intersectionality and alliances in US feminist politics 
Myra Marx Ferree  

Invisible while visible: an Australian perspective on queer women leaders in international affairs
Elise Stephenson  

Eurobarometer surveys: another history of European gender equality policy? 
Céline Belot and Sophie Jacquot 

Recent special issues:

Beyond the binary: new approaches to measuring gender in political science research [Free until 31 March]
Guest Edited by Amy Alexander, Catherine Bolzendahl and Lena Wängnerud 

Rethinking the ambition gap: gender and candidate emergence in comparative perspective 
Guest Edited by Jennifer M. Piscopo and Meryl Kenny 



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Highlights from Global Discourse  

Themed issue: Pandemic Politics in the Persian Gulf, free until 31 March

Highlights include:  

Disinformation superspreaders: the weaponisation of COVID-19 fake news in the Persian Gulf and beyond 
Marc Owen Jones 

Information, peer comparison and social interdependence: theorising the impacts of COVID-19 on Gulf domestic politics 
Justin J. Gengler 

Read the full issue

Enjoy a free preview of our upcoming issue ‘Understanding the Politics of Fear: COVID-19, Crises and Democracy’, until 11 April including:  

Crisis communication and crisis management during COVID-19 
Ruth Wodak 

Lockdown: a case study in how to lose trust and undermine compliance 
Paul Faulkner 

House of cards: fragility and resilience of food systems in a pandemic 
Serena Pollastri 

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New journal coming soon: Global Political Economy  

Global Political Economyis the much-anticipated journal for the discipline of global political economy. The journal offers a critical platform for research that interrogates prevailing institutions, norms and patterns of authority and explanatory categories, authors will engage with and drive debates around emancipatory discourses and praxis.   

Submissions will open soon. Read the call for papers and sign up to the Global Political Economy mailing list to learn more.      


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