International Journal of Public Policy

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Editor in Chief: Dr. M.A. Dorgham
ISSN online: 1740-0619
ISSN print: 1740-0600
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IJPP addresses public policy issues facing nation states and national/supranational organisations, including governments, and how these approach and solve common public policy problems. It highlights governance, accountability, creation of wealth/wellbeing, and implications policy choices have on nation states and citizens, acknowledging that public policy choice/execution is complex, has ramifications on the welfare of citizens, and that, despite national differences, the actions of nation states are constrained by policies determined by supranational bodies, some not directly accountable to any international body.


 Topics covered include

  • Emerging issues:
    • debates
    • linkages with economic/political/social problems
    • role of supranational organisations in shaping objectives/outcomes
  • Implementation issues: critiques/reports/solutions, international comparisons, analyses of successes/failures
  • Role of supranational organisations in shaping public policy outcomes:
    • UN, EU, OECD, World Bank, IMF
    • non-governmental bodies e.g. international accounting/legal firms and supporting organisations
  • Ramifications on third world countries of public policies adopted in the developed world
  • Role of economic and other theories in shaping public policy development/implementation

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The objectives of IJPP are to establish an effective channel of communication between policy makers, government agencies, academic and research institutions and persons concerned with the complex role of public policy in society. It also aims to promote and disseminate reflection on debates and critiques of developments in the field of public policy, including factors impacting governance, accountability, and the determination and implementation of policy. The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural, political, economic and national barriers, and to meet the needs of policy makers.


IJPP provides a vehicle to help governments, parliaments, public servants, professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers and those implementing public policy to disseminate information and to learn from each other’s work.


IJPP publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries, and news. Special Issues devoted to important topics in Public Polcy will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Dorgham, M.A., International Centre for Technology and Management, UK

Regional Editors

  • Heise, Arne, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Zhang, ZhongXiang, Fudan University, China

Editorial Board Members

  • Adams, Carol, La Trobe University, Australia
  • Arestis, Philip, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Arvin, Mak B., Trent University, Canada
  • Bahmani, Sahar, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, USA
  • Bovaird, Tony, University of the West of England, UK
  • Elsner, Wolfram, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Friedman, Lee S., University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • Fritsche, Ulrich, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Grözinger, Gerd, University of Flensburg, Germany
  • Haynes, Kingsley E., George Mason University, USA
  • Herr, Hansjörg, Berlin School of Economics, Germany
  • Hodge, Graeme, Monash University, Australia
  • Hyndman, Noel, Queen's University Belfast, UK
  • Keller, Berndt, University of Constance, Germany
  • Kierkegaard, Sylvia Mercado, International Association of IT Lawyers, Denmark
  • Mol, Arthur P.J., Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • Quigley, John M, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Richter, Christian, University of Bedfordshire, UK
  • Shapira, Philip, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Shinnick, Edward, National University of Ireland - Cork, Ireland
  • Wan, Thomas T.H., University of Central Florida, USA
  • Wei, Yi-Ming, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China
  • West, Darrell, Brown University, USA
  • Xue, Lan, Tsinghua University, China


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