Policy Studies Journal

(The TQCC of Policy Studies Journal is 5. 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 2019-08-01 to 2023-08-01.)
A Research Agenda for the Study of Policy Entrepreneurs49
Explaining Advocacy Coalition Change with Policy Feedback46
Collaborative Governance and Environmental Justice: Disadvantaged Community Representation in California Sustainable Groundwater Management32
Updating the Institutional Collective Action Framework31
Capacity Building toward Resilience: How Communities Recover, Learn, and Change in the Aftermath of Extreme Events26
Does Entrepreneurship Work? Understanding What Policy Entrepreneurs Do and Whether It Matters26
China’s Policy Processes and the Advocacy Coalition Framework25
Policy Innovation Adoption Across the Diffusion Life Course21
Layering Action Situations to Integrate Spatial Scales, Resource Linkages, and Change over Time: The Case of Groundwater Management in Agricultural Hubs in Germany19
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
Salience, Scientific Uncertainty, and the Agenda‐Setting Power of Science13
Policy Change Through Negotiated Agreements: The Case of Greening Swiss Agricultural Policy12
Policy Diffusion Through Multiple Streams: The (Non‐)Adoption of Energy Conservation Building Code in India11
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 Participation10
Political Science and U.S. Health Policy in the Era of the Affordable Care Act10
Policy Learning and Information Processing9
The multiple streams framework in a nondemocracy: The infeasibility of a national ban on live poultry sales in China9
The Growth of the Evaluation Tree in the Policy Analysis Forest: Recent Developments in Evaluation9
Fines, Fees, Forfeitures, and Disparities: A Link Between Municipal Reliance on Fines and Racial Disparities in Policing9
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 Africa9
Taking Time (and Space) Seriously: How Scholars Falsely Infer Policy Diffusion from Model Misspecification9
Policy Analysis and Political Sustainability8
Adapting to Sea‐Level Rise: Centralization or Decentralization in Polycentric Governance Systems?8
Narrative policy images: Intersecting narrative & attention in presidential stories about the environment8
Coevolution of Networks and Beliefs in U.S. Environmental Risk Policy8
The Advocacy Coalition Index: A new approach for identifying advocacy coalitions8
Assessing sustainability through the Institutional Grammar of urban water systems7
Birds of a Feather Fight Together: Forum Involvement in a Weakly Institutionalized Ecology of Policy Games7
Narrative strategies in a nondemocratic setting: Moscow’s urban policy debates7
Examining the Influence of Representative Bureaucracy in Public and Private Prisons7
On the Acoustics of Policy Learning: Can Co‐Participation in Policy Forums Break Up Echo Chambers?7
Diverse Lobbying Coalitions and Influence in Notice‐and‐Comment Rulemaking7
Disputed Policy Change: The Role of Events, Policy Learning, and Negotiated Agreements7
Intergovernmental Implementation in a Time of Uncooperative Federalism: Immigration Enforcement and Federal Secure Communities Program, 2011–146
The Past in the Present—The Role of Analogical Reasoning in Epistemic Learning About How to Tackle Complex Policy Problems6
Advocacy coalitions, beliefs, and learning: An analysis of stability, change, and reinforcement6
Dismissing the “Vocal Minority”: How Policy Conflict Escalates When Policymakers Label Resisting Citizens6
Environmental Federalism in Indian Country: Sovereignty, Primacy, and Environmental Protection5
Conflicting Messages: Multiple Policy Experiences and Political Participation5
Feeling Politics: Carceral Contact, Well‐Being, and Participation5
What Explains Collaboration in High and Low Conflict Contexts? Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks in Four Countries5
Drivers of (in)equity in collaborative environmental governance5
Policy Regime Decay5
Measuring design diversity: A new application of Ostrom's rule types5