Review of Journal of Public Policy of Cambridge University (Issue 4 of Volume 33)

Document Type : Review Article


Master in political science Shahid Bahonar University oh Kerman, Kerman, Iran


Journal of Public Policy of Cambridge University is one of the important journals in the field of public policy, which has an impact factor of 2.513 in the JCR & is indexed in reputable indexing databases of international journals including Elsevier & WOS. The journal mainly publishes articles that apply social science theories, concepts, & methods to important political, economic, & social issues related to public policy. A variety of topics are presented in these articles, including environmental issues, international political economy, health, EU regulatory policies & processes, etc. The reviewers of this journal are from more than twelve disciplines of social sciences & from three continents of the world. Thus, they guarantee analytical accuracy in referring to the context of the national policy of the studied countries. In issue 41 of this magazine, 9 articles have been published that are briefly reviewed.


  1. Acs A (2021). Presidential directives in a resistant bureaucracy. Journal of Public Policy 41,.
  2. 776–797.
  3. Arends H (2021). The decentralisation of death? Local budgets & organised crime violence. Journal of Public Policy 41, 706–730.
  4. B&elow NC & Hornung J (2021). Policy programme cycles through old & new programmatic groups. Journal of Public Policy 41, 633–652.
  5. Ennser-Jedenastik L (2021). What drives partisan conflict & consensus on welfare state issues? Journal of Public Policy 41, 731–751.
  6. Hansen ER & Jansa JM (2021). Complexity, resources & text borrowing in state legislatures. Journal of Public Policy 41, 752–775.
  7. Hayes M, Fortunato D, & Hibbing MV (2021). Race–gender bias in white Americans’ preferences for gun availability. Journal of Public Policy 41, 818–834.
  8. McCall JR, Bussing A, Hoyman MM, & Paarlberg LE (2021). Place matters: government capacity, community characteristics, & social capital across United States counties. Journal of Public Policy 41, 677–705.
  9. Paasch J & Stecker C (2021). When Europe hits the subnational authorities: the transposition of EU directives in Germany between 1990 & 2018. Journal of Public Policy 41, 798–817.
  10. Resh WG, Hollibaugh, GE, Jr., Roberts PS, & Dull MM (2021). Appointee vacancies in US executive branch agencies. Journal of Public Policy 41, 653–676.