Professor Darryl Jarvis, professor at the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, together with Dr Toby Carrol (City University of Hong Kong) and Dr Kelly Gerard (University of Western Australia) have launched a new international public policy series with Routledge entitled Policy and Power.
Policy and Power presents state-of-the-art analyses of the relationship between policy, politics and power. Transcending disciplinary boundaries, the series recognises that policy formation is fundamentally a product of contestation between different social forces, interests, ideas and ideologies. Moreover, the implementation of policy is conditioned by these same elements, yielding actual policy outcomes and patterns of behavioral change that often deviate from both intentions and theoretical assumptions. The rise of market-oriented policy agendas over the last four decades and the ostensible challenge presented by different forms of contemporary populism and novel state-led agendas demand explanations grounded in the politics of who wants what, how, and when, and how this translates into reconfigurations of state, society and beyond.
The series Policy and Power encourages critically-oriented submissions focused on the latest developments in policymaking, implementation and outcomes from around the world. Politically oriented studies of policy at all scales (local, national, regional and multilateral) from the fields of politics, public policy, public administration, international political economy and sociology are welcome. The series considers sole-authored, jointly-authored and edited volumes, and both full length (70-100,000 words) and shorter volumes (30-50,000 words) (Routledge Focus). All proposals are subjected to peer review.