Policy Sciences

(The TQCC of Policy Sciences is 8. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-09-01 to 2023-09-01.)
COVID-19 and the policy sciences: initial reactions and perspectives307
Fighting fake news in the COVID-19 era: policy insights from an equilibrium model75
Inaction and public policy: understanding why policymakers ‘do nothing’48
From path dependence to policy mixes for Nordic electric mobility: Lessons for accelerating future transport transitions36
The role of actors in the policy design process: introducing design coalitions to explain policy output34
Political ideology and vaccination willingness: implications for policy design30
Experts and evidence in deliberation: scrutinising the role of witnesses and evidence in mini-publics, a case study26
Managing pandemics as super wicked problems: lessons from, and for, COVID-19 and the climate crisis25
Local adaptation policy responses to extreme weather events25
Conceptualizing consultation approaches: identifying combinations of consultation tools and analyzing their implications for stakeholder diversity24
Designing policy for the long term: agency, policy feedback and policy change23
Policy capacities and effective policy design: a review23
Uncertainty, risk and the use of algorithms in policy decisions: a case study on criminal justice in the USA22
Tempest in a teapot? Toward new collaborations between mainstream policy process studies and interpretive policy studies19
Policy feedback and pathways: when change leads to endurance and continuity to change19
Designing policy resilience: lessons from the Affordable Care Act18
‘For good measure’: data gaps in a big data world15
Why public organizations contribute to crosscutting policy programs: the role of structure, culture, and ministerial control14
What drives the governance of ridesharing? A fuzzy-set QCA of local regulations in China14
Mixed feedback dynamics and the USA renewable fuel standard: the roles of policy design and administrative agency13
Why does the combination of policy entrepreneur and institutional entrepreneur roles matter for the institutionalization of policy ideas?13
Institutional complexity traps in policy integration processes: a long-term perspective on Swiss flood risk management12
The emotional dimensions of reason-giving in deliberative forums11
The promises and pitfalls of polysemic ideas: ‘One Health’ and antimicrobial resistance policy in Australia and the UK11
Policy success for whom? A framework for analysis11
Inaction, under-reaction action and incapacity: communication breakdown in Italy’s vaccination governance11
How platforms facilitate collaboration across organizational boundaries: fighting human trafficking in Sweden11
Policy over- and under-design: an information quality perspective11
Exploring criteria for transformative policy capacity in the context of South Africa’s biodiversity economy10
Pathways to policy integration: a subsystem approach10
Taking the multiple streams framework for a walk in Latin America10
Mapping the use of knowledge in policymaking: barriers and facilitators from a subjectivist perspective (1990–2020)9
Disaggregating the dependent variable in policy feedback research: an analysis of the EU Emissions Trading System9
Barriers to the digital transformation of infrastructure sectors9
Linking throughput and output legitimacy in Swiss forest policy implementation8
The politics of Artificial Intelligence regulation and governance reform in the European Union8
The impact of stakeholder engagement on local policy decision making8
The importance of policy design fit for effectiveness: a qualitative comparative analysis of policy integration in regional transport planning8
When multiple streams make a river: analyzing collaborative policymaking institutions using the multiple streams framework8
Public policy schools in the global south: a mapping and analysis of the emerging landscape8