Critical Policy Studies Call for Editor
Deadline: October 1, 2021
Critical Policy Studies invites applicants for the position of Editor.
Critical Policy Studies brings contemporary theoretical and methodological discussions, both normative and empirical, to bear on the understanding and analysis of public policy, at local, national and global levels, emphasizing socially inclusive values. The journal offers a unique and geographically plural forum for researchers, policy-makers and practitioners to challenge established accounts of policy-analytic methods, to explore alternative approaches to policy-making, and to promote democratic governance, including necessary debates towards the expansion of critical epistemologies. To this end, the journal concentrates on the relation of political and policy theory to specific practices of governance, in particular as they pertain to democratic governance, participatory practices, social justice, intersectional and decolonial policies, and general public welfare. This necessitates an emphasis on methodological reflexivity, the interplay between theoretical and empirical research and methodological pluralism. The journal thus moves beyond narrow empiricist approaches to pay special attention to interpretive, argumentative, discursive approaches to policy-making.
The new Editor will join two Editors and an Editorial Team (2 Forum Editors, 2 Review Editors, a Social Media Editor, an Honorary Editor) and an Editorial Board.
Selection Criteria: We are looking for someone whose research focuses on Critical Policy Studies, who shows a willingness to engage with scholars from diverse critical policy studies traditions and an openness to both supporting the existing CPS community and expanding into new areas of critical scholarship that may not be strongly represented in the journal (for example, Critical Race Theory, Feminist/Gender Studies or Postcolonial scholarship, to the extent that these are engaged in critical policy studies).
Starting Date: The Editor should be prepared to begin handling manuscript submissions starting January 1, 2022. The current editors will provide support through the transition.
To apply: Please send us an email to Bill Sisk (our social media editor) at email@example.com with a statement of interest - including your interest in becoming an editor of Critical Policy Studies and the goals and contributions you would like to make to the journal - and a short cv (about 5 pages), by October 1, 2021.