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1st Regional Conference on Public Policy - Hong Kong 10-11th June 2016

Co-sponsored by the Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of Hong Kong, the Sol Price School of Public Policy, the University of Southern California and the International Public Policy Association (IPPA), we are happy to announce the 1st Regional Conference on Public Policy (RCPP) which will take place at the University of Hong Kong, 10-11th June 2016.

Important dates:

- September 30, 2015 - Submission Deadline of Panel Proposals extend on 15th october
- October 30, 2015 - Announcement of Accepted Panels
- December 30, 2015 - Submission Deadline of Paper Proposals
- January 30, 2016 - Announcement of Accepted Papers
- January 30, 2016 - Early Bird Registration and Payment Deadline
- April 30, 2016 - Full Registration and Payment Deadline

More information coming soon.


The call for papers is now open until October 7th, 2015

You can find here the main panels on Public Policy

RC30 - Comparative Public Policy : click here to see the list of panels

RC32 - Public Policy and Administration - click here to see the list of panels

RC 05 - Comparative Studies on Local Government and Politics - click here to see the list of panels

RC 19 - Gender Politics and Policy - click here to see the panels

RC 25 - Comparative Health Policy - click here to see the panels

RC 38 - Politics and Business - Click here to see the panels

See the video of ICPP 2 at Milan

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Download the ICPP Milan 2015 App.

We have created an Application so that you can dowload the program but also the map, the general schedule, etc. By logging into the App (using the same login and password than on the website), you can also consult your own panel and create a list of favorite sessions.

The Application is available actually for Android on the "Google Play Store". You just have to look for "ICPP Milan 2015" and download it, or use this link:

The Application will be available later on Apple Store. For the moment, you can dowload it by following this link When you arrive on this page, click on iOs. Don’t worry if nothing happens, look for the Application on your Iphone.

The Application is now available for Windows Phone. Go to this link—

To install the app for ICPP Milan 2015 one needs to download two files one after another.

Step 1. Download file AET. It is a certificate that allows you to install the file correctly on your phone. After download it will ask if you authorize installation. Click on yes/ oui.

Step 2. Download file .XAP. Once downloaded, click to launch the application.


Download the program Here
A printed version will be given to you apon your arrival with your badge and other goodies.

Practical Guide

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Download our practical Guide for Milan

Program of panels online !

The programm and schedule of panels are available online here

Download Paper

To upload your paper, you must log in to your account and go to "My Paper" section. Then click on the PDF button and add your paper. The system only allows PDF versions of your paper and its name must be T0XP0Xyourname.pdf (with the number of your panel).

Low-price dormitories now available on our Website!

The Politecnico school of Milan now has 100 rooms at students’ disposal during the time of ICPP. The structures offered are:
* Residenza Galileo Galilei - Via Corridoni, 22 – Milano- Single rooms
* Residenza Leonardo da Vinci – Viale Romagna, 62 – Milano – Single /Twin rooms

Guests will be requested to complete a form with their personal data in order to be registered to Politecnico di Milano online services. They will receive a Personal code and Password that will allow them to reserve accommodation online. When dates of IN/OUT have been chosen and the accommodation request has been submitted, the Politecnico Housing Service will e-mail details of reservation (name of the residence, total due, methods of payment). Accommodation must be paid in advance by credit card (online via Banca Popolare di Sondrio) or by bank transfer.

Click here to book your room by Politecnico di Milano.

For further information please contact: accommodation-events

Rates/Info :
Daily rate will be € 30,00 per person per night in a twin room, and € 45,00 per person per night in a single room - breakfast excluded.

ICPP 2015 - Next steps

By now, all authors should have received the decisions for their papers. If in doubt, please log into your personal account and click on "my papers". You will see its status and the panel in which it is presented.

The next few dates to keep in mind are:

- April 1 - 15, 2015 : Panel chairs are invited to organize their sessions
- Begin of Mayl : The Program will be online
- End of May: End of Normal rate registrations. The registration rate will increase again. Full détails on registration page.
- June 10, 2015 : Deadline for authors to upload full papers


Our international conference takes place every 2 years. After the success of ICPP Grenoble in 2013, and with the increasing enthusiasm for Milan 2015, we have begun the search for the venue for ICPP 2017. For those who are interested in hosting the ICPP in 2017, please see the call for bids on our website here.


The normal registration rate is still running. To register for our conference, please Log in first and go to the webpage "Registration". The normal discount rate is available until the end of May, French time.

Member discount

Dont forget to tick the box "become a member" to benefit from the member discount for registration:

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Refund Policy can be found here.


In this page, you can find a list of hotels that our partner established with a discount rate if you book early through this webpage. This list is regularly updated to add new hotels which correspond to a large range of prices and styles of Hotels. We are also working to find student rooms for a lower price. Please come back regularly to this page if you don’t find a satisfying option. Don’t forget that during this period, the City of Milan will be organizing the Universal Exposition and the hotels can be more expensive than usual and quickly overbooked.


To support our conference, we created the International Pubic Policy Association (IPPA) in December 2014. The Constitution, and information on the Executive Committee can be now found on our website. We are open to proposals from interested organizations to become our partners. Please see our website for further information on becoming a partner of the IPPA and its benefits, here

Creation of the International Public Policy Association (IPPA)

To support the organisation of the biannual conference, the development of this website and other activities linked to promoting research on Public Policy, the main members of ICPP have created the International Public Policy Association (IPPA). Further information on the constitution and the members of the Executive Committee is now available on this website.

In order to accommodate all the successful panels, ICPP 2015 has been extended by one more day to Saturday, 4th July, 2015.

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The ICPP 2015, will take place in Milan from Wednesday, 1st July to Saturday, 4th July, 2015

Please email icpublicpolicy with any queries regarding ICPP 2015

IPSA 2014 Montreal World Congress: "The Policy Trail"

Please see our special newsletter on IPSA 2014


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The newest issue of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (JCPA) includes three articles that are a result of the 3rd Roundtable of the first ICPP held in Grenoble, 2013.

Zittoun, P., 2014, Introduction : A Comparative Analysis of the Policy Process of Harmonization to Understand the EU Political Crisis. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Research and Practice, 16(1), pp. 1-3, here...

Majone, G., 2014, Policy Harmonization : Limits and Alternatives. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Research and Practice, 16(1), pp. 4-21, here...

Radaelli, C.M., 2014, Majone’s Cathedral, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 16(1), pp. 22-27, here...


The sponsors

The conference and this website are sponsored by:

  • Six Research Committees (RC) of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) : RC05 (Comparative Studies on Local Government and Politics), RC19 (Gender Politics and Policy), RC25 (Comparative Health Policy), RC30 (Comparative Public Policy), RC32 (Public Policy and Administration), RC38 (Business and Politics)
  • The Standing Group 39 on Theoretical Perspectives in Policy Analysis of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR),
  • The Research Committee of Public Policy and Governance of Russian Political Science Association (RPSA)
  • The Public Policy Section of the The American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • The French Political Science Association (AFSP).
  • The International Comparative Policy Analysis Forum

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Frontier of governance, The OECD and Global Public Management Reform
Palgrave-McMillan, 2012
Leslie Pal
The argumentative Turn Revisited : Public Policy as communicative Practice
Duke University Press, 2012
Frank Fischer, Herbert Gottweiss,
La fabrique politique des politiques publiques
Presses de Science Po, 2013
Philippe Zittoun
Routledge Handbook of Public Policy
Routledge, 2012
Eduardo Araral, Scott Fritzen, Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh, Xun Wu
Analysing Social Policy Concepts and Language
University of Chicago Press, 2014
Daniel Béland and Klaus Petersen (eds.)
A Theory of Governance
University of California Press, 2013
Mark Bevir
Governance of Addictions: European Public Policies
Oxford University Press, 2014
Tamyko Ysa, Joan Colom, Adrià Albareda, Anna Ramon, Marina Carrión, and Lidia Segura
Implementing Public Policy: An Introduction to the Study of Operational Governance (Third Edition)
SAGE Publications Ltd, 2014
Michael Hill and Peter Hupe
Social Insurance: America’s Neglected Heritage and Contested Future
CQ Press, 2013
Theodore R. Marmor, Jerry L. Mashaw and John Pakutka
The Politics of Marketising Asia
Palgrave Macmillan, June 2014
Toby Carroll and Darryl S.L. Jarvis (Eds.)
The Political Process of Policymaking
Palgrave Macmillan, June 2014
Philippe Zittoun
Comparative Policy Studies : Conceptual and Methodological Challenges
Palgrave Macmillan, May 2014
Isabelle Engeli and Christine Rothmayr Allison (Eds)
School Evaluation Policies and Educating States: Trends in Four European Countries
Peter Lang: Collection - Public Action, 2014
Hélène Buisson-Fenet and Xavier Pons
Avant-Garde Politician: Leaders for a New Epoch
Westphalia Press (April 17, 2014)
Yehezkel Dror
Food Security Governance: empowering communities, regulating corporations
Routledge, January 2015
Nora McKeon
Our Public Water Future: The global experience with remunicipalisation
Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU
Kishimoto, S., Lobina, E., Petitjean, O
Pursuing Horizontal Management: The Politics of Public Sector Coordination,
University of Kansas Press
B. Guy Peters
Varieties of Governance: Dynamics, Strategies, Capacities
Palgrave Macmillan, June 2015
Edited by Giliberto Capano, Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh
Agenda Dynamics in Spain
Palgrave Macmillan. 2015
Laura Chaqués Bonafont, Anna Palau and Frank R. BaumgartnerRetour ligne automatique
Advanced Introduction to Public Policy
Edward Elgar, 2015
B. Guy Peters
The International Handbook of Public Administration and Governance
Edward Elgar, 2015
Andrew Massey and Karen Johnston (Eds.)
The Tools of Policy Formulation
Edward Elgar, 2015
Andrew J. Jordan and John R. Turnpenny (Eds)
Politics of Representative Bureaucracy
Edward Elgar, 2015
B. Guy Peters
Handbook on Complexity and Public Policy
Edward Elgar, 2015
Robert Geyer and Paul Cairney
International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy
Edward Elgar, 2014
Sarah Harper and Kate Hamblin, with Jaco Hoffman, Kenneth Howse and George Leeson (Eds)

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