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Essential reading recommendations for teaching Public Participation, Gender and the Policy Process, and Policy Innovation from Policy & Politics

Other - Deadline : 10/31/2022


Thea Cook

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Are you planning a new policy or politics-focused course? Or maybe you’re updating your existing syllabi with some of the newest research on policy and politics? We’re here to help! In a recent post from Policy & Politics blog Co-Editor Elizabeth Koebele provides recommendations for new Policy & Politics articles (as well as a few older favorites) that make excellent contributions to syllabi for a diversity of courses. We hope this saves you time and effort in mining our recent articles while also ensuring your course materials reflect the latest research from the frontiers of the discipline.

All of the articles listed here are free to access throughout October.

This year, our recommendations are structured around three topical “units,” each featuring three suggested Policy & Politics articles:

Unit 1: Public Participation in Governance
The implications of COVID-19 for concepts and practices of citizenship (Moon and Cho, 2022)
The impact of direct democracy on policy change: insights from European citizens’ initiatives (Tosun et al. 2022)
The impact of participatory policy formulation on regulatory legitimacy: the case of Great Britain’s Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) (Blakelock & Turnpenny, 2022)

Unit 2: Gender and the Policy Process
Challenging boundaries to expand frontiers in gender and policy studies (Lombardo and Meier, 2022)
Lessons from policy theories for the pursuit of equity in health, education and gender policy (Cairney et al. 2022)
The politics of intersectional practice: competing concepts of intersectionality (Christoffersen, 2021)

Unit 3: Policy Innovations for Emerging Problems
Collaborative governance and innovation in public services settings (van Gestel and Grotenberg, 2021).
The dynamic role of governments in adopting policy innovations in China (Huang and Weibrecht, 2021)
How the governance of and through digital contact tracing technologies shapes geographies of power (Metzler and Am, 2022)

Read the blog post to learn more about these articles and why you should share them with your students.



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