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Policy & Politics at the Political Studies Association conference 2019

FelicityProfileFelicity Matthews, Co-Editor of Policy & Politics

Policy & Politics will be at the 2019 PSA Conference!

Do your plans for the Easter vacations include a trip to Nottingham for the 2019 Annual International Conference of the Political Studies Association?  And are you interested in meeting the editorial team of Policy & Politics to discuss your work?  If so, read on as this blog post is for you! Continue reading Policy & Politics at the Political Studies Association conference 2019

Latest issue of Policy & Politics now available: 43.1

43-1Policy & Politics, Volume 43, issue 1, is now available in print and online. David Sweeting introduces the issue.

The latest issue of Policy & Politics showcases some of the most creative and innovative work that is going on in the field, covering a variety of topics. As ever, the contributions combine theoretical insight with empirical analysis, and offer a wide geographical spread. The issue also contains our first ‘research provocation’ piece.

The opening article, authored by co-editor Matthew Flinders and Katharine Dommett, draws on Chris Hood’s original piece in the 1980 volume of the journal to critique the coalition government’s policy on the reform of state architecture. They conclude that rather than a simple case of abolition, the approach Continue reading Latest issue of Policy & Politics now available: 43.1

Policy & Politics free article

The following article from the latest issue of Policy & Politics has been made free for the rest of August:

Welcome relief or indecent subsidy? The implications of wage top-up schemes

Abstract:

A key policy response to the downward pressure on wages of the lowest-paid workers in the developed economies of the capitalist world has been the introduction of meanstested cash transfer schemes by which to top up low wages. Findings from a study of the experiences of the beneficiaries of a particular scheme (the United Kingdom’s Working Tax Credit) suggest that, although schemes may serve to relieve the poverty of low-paid workers and their families, the extent to which they promote the accessibility of ‘decent work’ is ambiguous.

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