Volume 47, Issue 2 : Special Issue: New Policy Design
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Call for papers:Public Policy Changes in Latin America
ÍCONOS - Revista de Ciencias Sociales
Article Submission: November 24th, 2014 - January 9th, 2015
Publication: September 2015
Guillaume Fontaine, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales
Mauricio Olavarría, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
Latin America is a stage for intense political changes, driven especially by what has been called the region’s “left turn,” as inaugurated almost two decades ago with "progressive governments” in Venezuela, and later in Brazil, Uruguay, and Ecuador, among others. The political science field has documented this phenomenon extensively, given its implications for democracy, the evolution of political participation, and the crisis of the traditional political parties. This has also become a subject of interest in sociology, which has traditionally been concerned with social movements and the relationship between civil society and the State in this region. Likewise, it has been analyzed extensively by the field of economics, perhaps because it concerns the crisis of capitalism and the search for an alternative development model oriented toward wellbeing, sustainability, and equity.
Nevertheless, this literature says little about the public policies that bring these changes into effect. In particular, it neither sufficiently addresses the role played by ideas, interests and institutions in the change, nor does it address the meaning and magnitude of the latter. Why do policies change? In what sense and to what extent? What obstacles do these policies confront in order to change? How irreversible is this change? These are the questions we would like to address in this dossier.
Many different frameworks are used in political analysis to approach these issues. Some emphasize the role of non-state actors in decision-making, such as in the Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF) and in discursive political analysis. Others emphasize the interests of strategic actors in the creation and transformation of institutions to facilitate social relations, such as the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework. Finally, others are concerned with the influence of institutions in policy changes, such as the path dependency and punctuated equilibrium models.
We are interested in contrasting the contributions of these distinct approaches, beginning with the analysis of empirical situations that span the policy changes at a macro level (institutional reform), meso level (implementation strategies) and micro level (understanding of technical instruments).
Volume 47, Issue 4 : Special Issue: Evidence Based Policy Making
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Vol 17. Issue 2. 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue of Policy and Society
Institutional entrepreneurship and institutional change in public policy making
Special Issue Editors:
Caner Bakir, Koc University
Darryl Jarvis, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
We welcome papers on any aspect of institutional/policy entrepreneurship and institutional/policy change from all methodological and academic perspectives. We especially encourage submissions that explicitly engage with the agency of individual actors who initiate and implement institutional change in bureaucratic settings and submissions that attempt to bridge the gulf between institutional theory and public policy approaches. We also encourage conceptual and empirical contributions that address one or more of the following:
· When, why and how does institutional entrepreneurship and reform in bureaucracies take place?
· What are the enabling conditions for the agency of individual actors in policy and institutional change processes?
· How and why do various macro-level (structural and institutional) and micro-level (organizational and/or individual agency) factors affect institutional entrepreneurship and policy/institutional change?
RSF: THE RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION JOURNAL OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
ANTI-POVERTY POLICY INNOVATIONS: NEW PROPOSALS FOR ADDRESSING POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATES
Edited by Lawrence M. Berger and Katherine Magnuson, University of Wisconsin-Madison; we also expect that
Maria Cancian will join us as a coeditor when she returns from leave in 2016-2017
The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) and the Russell Sage Foundation have historically collaborated on a series of edited volumes on poverty and poverty policy, which includes Fighting Poverty, Confronting Poverty, Understanding Poverty, and Changing Poverty, Changing Policies. This series has been widely used by teachers and scholars of poverty and related issues, and has traditionally been comprised of state-of-the art review chapters. The last volume, Changing Poverty, Changing Policies, was published in 2009. Since that time, there have been a number of volumes focusing on the Great Recession, as well as the fifty years of the War on Poverty. These works have extensively reviewed recent trends, research, and policy in the poverty arena. However, much less attention has been focused on innovative, specific anti-poverty policy proposals in light of this evidence. We believe that an issue of RSF highlighting such proposals would greatly serve the field. We outline our vision for the issue below.
Call for papers for a proposed special issue in Research Policy on
‘New perspectives on analysing policy mixes for sustainability transitions’
Dr Florian Kern, Senior Lecturer at Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, UK (email@example.com)
Dr Karoline Rogge, Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, UK and Senior Researcher at Fraunhofer ISI, Germany (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof Michael Howlett, Burnaby Mountain Professor, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada and Yong Pung How Chair Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (email@example.com)