New virtual collection on Public Participation: free to download until 20 September

BROWN_SarahSarah Brown,
Journal Manager of Policy & Politics

Read our new free virtual collection on Public Participation while you’re at ECPR 2018. All the articles are free to download from 20 August – 20 September 2018.

Whatever your view on public participation, our new virtual collection brings you our most recent research on the topic from a range of different perspectives, all of which aim to enhance our understanding of its importance. Opening the collection is one of our most innovative articles that seeks to address the gap between evidence and policy on how population health outcomes are determined by health discourses. To explore understandings of the cause of ill health in two deindustrialised areas of Scotland, interviews with participants produced vivid articulations of the links between politics, policies, deindustrialisation, damage to community fabric and impacts on health, hence the title: Working-class discourses of politics, policy and health: ‘I don’t smoke; I don’t drink. The only thing wrong with me is my health’.

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P&P at the ECPR conference

by Julia Mortimer, Publisher of Policy & Politics

Glasgow was the perfect setting for the European Consortium for Political Research conference last week with the upcoming Scottish Independence referendum taking place in less than two weeks’ time and there was much discussion throughout the conference on the topic (it also inspired our recent post on The Dis-United Kingdom).  Policy Press took part in the publisher exhibition displaying Policy & Politics and a wide range of related books for the 2,500 visitors to browse. Continue reading