A news release from the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan highlights research just published in Governance on cap-and-trade policies. The article by Barry Rabe examines how the design of cap-and-trade policies adopted by U.S. states influences the probability that they will survive or die. Read the article.
Impact factor data released by Journal Citation Reports provides only a partial view of how articles published in Public Administration journals are subsequently used. This chart provides an alternate view. Click on image to enlarge. It shows the percentage of articles published in 2012 and 2013 that were not cited in any journal in 2014. Overall, 55 percent of articles published in the field in 2012 and 2013 were not cited at all in 2014. For Governance, the share is 27 percent: that is, 73 percent of articles published in 2012 and 2013 were cited at least once in 2014. Only one other journal in the field had a lower percentage of uncited articles. This data was compiled by the Governance publishing team at Wiley.
In the current issue of Governance, Annabelle Littoz-Monnet examines the role of ethics experts who serve on advisory committees for controversial issues within the European Union’s policymaking process. Such committees are often portrayed as “sites of democratization”, Littoz-Monnet says. In practice, however, the effect is exactly the opposite. “Making ethics a matter of expert judgment . . . enables bureaucrats to assert their grip on issues that would normally be solved via the democratic route . . . [and] conceals which ethics and whose values prevail in EU politics.” Read the article.