The Critical Policy Studies Network offers a venue for scholars to develop and extend their footprint both inside and outside of evolving critical/interpretive paradigm. The Critical Policy Studies journal is the central arena for this collective engagement, but this network also plays a supporting role by covering other policy studies activities as well – conferences, workshops, literature, zoom lectures, courses, and whatever else. The format will be interactive with virtual meetings and will also include static web pages that offer essays, commentaries and teaching related material.
The Critical Policy Studies Network platform will also enable junior scholars to present their ideas for live discussion and comment by a wider group made up of Critical Policy Studies board members, among others, with the availability of the presentation online thereafter. The purpose here is to create a space for critical work and offer that space to new scholars or others who feel they cannot do critical work in other venues.