Policy & Politics conference 2014

Bristol Marriot Royal Hotel
Bristol Marriot Royal Hotel

The Policy & Politics conference 2014 will take place at the Marriot Hotel in Bristol, on 16th and 17th September this year. For those interested in social and public policy, the event is fast becoming one of the main events in the UK conference calendar.

This year the conference theme is the challenges of leadership and collaboration in the 21st Century, and the occasion will be truly international in scope. All our plenary speakers – Chris Ansell, Erik-Hans Klijn, Helen Sullivan, and Jacob Torfing – come from beyond the UK. In previous years we have attracted close to 200 papers from around 20 countries. There is a good mix of established academics and younger researchers presenting in a mutually supportive and academically rigorous environment. As always there are opportunities for publication. The 2012 conference generated a Special Issue for the Policy & Politics journal, and our publisher, Policy Press, will be there to showcase the latest titles in the field and to discuss potential publishing proposals.

If you haven’t been before and would like a feel for what the meeting is like, take a look at our video of the 2012 conference. The call for abstracts is open now until 31st May 2014.

Please direct any queries to us on pp-conference@bristol.ac.uk. Otherwise the conference convenors – Sarah Ayres, Matthew Flinders, Noemi Lendvai – and I look forward to seeing you in September.

David Sweeting, Associate Editor, Policy & Politics

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