Volume 6, Issue 2 (Spring 2015)

The latest edition of the Public Policy and Governance Review is out now and available online for your reading pleasure.

In the first four months of 2015, Canada’s public policy landscape has been brimming with controversy: from debates surrounding national security and religious rights to when, if ever, a federal budget will be introduced — all with a national election looming on the horizon. We are proud to release Volume 6, Issue 2 of the Public Policy and Governance Review during this particularly divisive time, and hope that it will spark meaningful discussions and debate among both present and future policy leaders.

The Review aims to inform and engage the policy discourse across a wide range of subject areas, and this issue is no exception. In Volume 6, Issue 2, readers will move from a critical analysis of our justice system’s capacity to serve victims of sexual assault, to an assessment of the market failure surrounding privacy self-management, to an article on inequality and intraprovincial disparity in Alberta. An examination of private regulation as an alternative to global governance, a look at Europeanization and political identity in Scotland, and a critique of Ontario’s green investment policies are also featured. The issue concludes with a brief commentary that makes the case for the democratization of policy knowledge tools.

As the academic term draws to a close, so too does our tenure as Co-Editors-in-Chief. We have found the experience highly rewarding and are proud of how far the Review has progressed over the past 12 months. We owe a great debt to the School of Public Policy and Governance for supporting our efforts, and to Professors Ian Clark and Janet Mason for their continued support and encouragement. To our Advisory Board, our editorial forbearers, our talented Associate Editors and Editorial Assistants, and to the broader SPPG community, we also offer thanks. We leave the Review in more than capable hands, and are excited to see where Zachary Lewsen and Jennifer Mutton take the publication in the coming year.

To access Volume 6, Issue 2 in full, please click here.

Lindsay Handren
Matteo Pirri
Co-Editors-in-Chief, PPGR

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