Policy Studies Journal

(The median citation count of Policy Studies Journal is 2. 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.)
A Research Agenda for the Study of Policy Entrepreneurs50
Updating the Institutional Collective Action Framework34
Collaborative Governance and Environmental Justice: Disadvantaged Community Representation in California Sustainable Groundwater Management34
Does Entrepreneurship Work? Understanding What Policy Entrepreneurs Do and Whether It Matters26
China’s Policy Processes and the Advocacy Coalition Framework26
Capacity Building toward Resilience: How Communities Recover, Learn, and Change in the Aftermath of Extreme Events26
Layering Action Situations to Integrate Spatial Scales, Resource Linkages, and Change over Time: The Case of Groundwater Management in Agricultural Hubs in Germany22
Policy Innovation Adoption Across the Diffusion Life Course22
Intersectional Encounters, Representative Bureaucracy, and the Routine Traffic Stop18
Boundary Spanning Through Engagement of Policy Actors in Multiple Issues17
Using the Multiple Streams Framework to Connect Policy Adoption to Implementation16
Systemic Dynamics of Policy Change: Overcoming Some Blind Spots of Punctuated Equilibrium Theory14
Policy Change Through Negotiated Agreements: The Case of Greening Swiss Agricultural Policy13
Salience, Scientific Uncertainty, and the Agenda‐Setting Power of Science12
Policy Diffusion Through Multiple Streams: The (Non‐)Adoption of Energy Conservation Building Code in India12
Adapting to Sea‐Level Rise: Centralization or Decentralization in Polycentric Governance Systems?11
Does Data Drive Policymaking? A Multiple Streams Perspective on the Relationship Between Indicators and Agenda Setting11
The Pathways of Policy Feedback: How Health Reform Influences Political Efficacy and Participation11
Taking Time (and Space) Seriously: How Scholars Falsely Infer Policy Diffusion from Model Misspecification10
The Roles of Experts and Expert‐Based Information in the Advocacy Coalition Framework: Conceptual and Empirical Considerations Based on the Acid Mine Drainage Case Study in Gauteng, South Africa10
Political Science and U.S. Health Policy in the Era of the Affordable Care Act10
Fines, Fees, Forfeitures, and Disparities: A Link Between Municipal Reliance on Fines and Racial Disparities in Policing10
The Advocacy Coalition Index: A new approach for identifying advocacy coalitions10
Policy Analysis and Political Sustainability9
Birds of a Feather Fight Together: Forum Involvement in a Weakly Institutionalized Ecology of Policy Games9
The multiple streams framework in a nondemocracy: The infeasibility of a national ban on live poultry sales in China9
Policy Learning and Information Processing9
The Growth of the Evaluation Tree in the Policy Analysis Forest: Recent Developments in Evaluation9
Narrative policy images: Intersecting narrative & attention in presidential stories about the environment8
Intergovernmental Implementation in a Time of Uncooperative Federalism: Immigration Enforcement and Federal Secure Communities Program, 2011–148
Disputed Policy Change: The Role of Events, Policy Learning, and Negotiated Agreements8
Advocacy coalitions, beliefs, and learning: An analysis of stability, change, and reinforcement8
On the Acoustics of Policy Learning: Can Co‐Participation in Policy Forums Break Up Echo Chambers?8
Coevolution of Networks and Beliefs in U.S. Environmental Risk Policy8
Diverse Lobbying Coalitions and Influence in Notice‐and‐Comment Rulemaking7
Rules and the Ruled: Understanding Joint Patterns of Institutional Design and Behavior in Complex Governing Arrangements7
Narrative strategies in a nondemocratic setting: Moscow’s urban policy debates7
Examining the Influence of Representative Bureaucracy in Public and Private Prisons7
Dismissing the “Vocal Minority”: How Policy Conflict Escalates When Policymakers Label Resisting Citizens7
Assessing sustainability through the Institutional Grammar of urban water systems7
Feeling Politics: Carceral Contact, Well‐Being, and Participation7
Policy Regime Decay6
Measuring design diversity: A new application of Ostrom's rule types6
Environmental Federalism in Indian Country: Sovereignty, Primacy, and Environmental Protection6
Drivers of (in)equity in collaborative environmental governance6
The Past in the Present—The Role of Analogical Reasoning in Epistemic Learning About How to Tackle Complex Policy Problems6
A Political Economy Approach to the Grammar of Institutions: Theory and Methods5
Conflicting Messages: Multiple Policy Experiences and Political Participation5
Private citizens, stakeholder groups, or governments? Perceived legitimacy and participation in water collaborative governance5
External drivers of participation in regional collaborative water planning5
Race, representation, and policy attitudes in U.S. public schools5
What Explains Collaboration in High and Low Conflict Contexts? Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks in Four Countries5
The Diffusion of Erin's Law: Examining the Role of the Policy Entrepreneur4
Contemporary Policy Challenges in Protecting the Homeland4
Local Government Perspectives on Collaborative Governance: A Comparative Analysis of Iowa's Watershed Management Authorities4
How to Explain Major Policy Change Towards Sustainability? Bringing Together the Multiple Streams Framework and the Multilevel Perspective on Socio‐Technical Transitions to Explore the German “Energie4
Expertise and the Championing of Policy Innovations in State Legislatures4
Post‐loss power building: The feedback effects of policy loss on group identity and collective action4
More than just experts for hire: A conceptualization of the roles of consultants in public policy formulation4
Policy dimension: A new concept to distinguish substance from process in the Narrative Policy Framework4
What Was the Problem in Parkland? Using Social Media to Measure the Effectiveness of Issue Frames4
State Politics, Race, and “Welfare” as a Funding Stream: Cash Assistance Spending Under Temporary Assistance for Needy Families4
Linking policy design, change, and outputs: Policy responsiveness in American state electricity policy4
(Un)Informed Voting? A Test of Compulsory Voting Feedback Effects3
What's the grand story? A macro‐narrative analytical model and the case of Swiss child and adult protection policy3
The institutional grammar in policy process research3
Policy attributes shape climate policy support3
Political institutions, punctuated equilibrium theory, and policy disasters3
Relational coupling of multiple streams: The case of COVID‐19 infections in German abattoirs3
Protest and state policy agendas: Marches and gun policy after Parkland3
Prescribed by law and therefore realized? Analyzing rules and their implied actor interactions as networks3
The benefits of specialized knowledge in polycentric governance3
The Effect of Beliefs on Policy Instrument Preferences: The Case of Swiss Renewable Energy Policy3
“Protect the women!” Trans‐exclusionary feminist issue framing and support for transgender rights3
The Local Revolution under Second‐Order Devolution: The Effect of County Governments on TANF Administration2
Building blocks of polycentric governance2
When do decision makers listen (less) to experts? The Swiss government's implementation of scientific advice during the COVID‐19 crisis2
Identifying institutional configurations for policy outcomes: A comparison of ecosystem services delivery2
Taking perspective of the stories we tell about transgender rights: The narrative policy framework2
Policy composition and adoption duration: Capturing conflict in the legislative process2
Does Program Evaluation Affect Program Termination? Insights from the Repeal of Corporate Tax Incentives for the Motion Picture Industry2
What do we know about the punctuated equilibrium theory in China? A systematic review and research priorities2
Environmental governance in China: The effects of policy clarity, career concerns, and new appointed officials on pollution control2
Punctuated equilibrium in multilevel contexts: How federal and state level forces feedback into shaping the local policy agenda in Mexico2
Mitigating conflict with collaboration: Reaching negotiated agreement amidst belief divergence in environmental governance2
Budgetary changes and organizational performance: Evidence from state transportation agencies2
Design paths of federal intergovernmental cooperation2
Chain of command vs. Who’s in command: Structure, politics, and regulatory enforcement2
How police agency diversity, policies, and outcomes shape citizen trust and willingness to engage2
Understanding policy influence in hybrid regimes: Insights from a qualitative study of policy advice in Ukraine and Moldova2
Cabinet ministers and the use of agenda‐setting power: Evidence from cabinet ministers in Israel2
Shifting narrative strategies: How monument advocates change their stories in response to conflict over time2