18 September 2012, 9 am
Marriott Hotel, Bristol
The journal Policy & Politics published by Policy Press celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2012. For forty years the journal has published key works in the areas of public and social policy. The nature of politics and policy making has undoubtedly witnessed significant transformations.
Recent changes include the increasing importance of global governance, a reframing of the state in delivering public services, rising public expectations about choice and quality of public services, the global economic downturn and associated austerity measures, the challenges of climate change and the transition from government to governance, epitomised by the inclusion of non-state actors in the policy process.
The 2012 Policy & Politics conference seeks to explore contemporary policy issues within the context of the past 40 years. In doing so it seeks to address the following questions:
Government paternalism: nanny state or helpful friend?
40 Years of public management reform: What have we learned, what have we forgotten?
Political anthropology and public policy: prospects and limits.
Visit http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/policyandpolitics2012/callforabstracts/ for the official call for papers.