Academic Policy Blogs

Institutional and Individual Public Policy (and Politics) Blogs

Blogging about Public Policy has started to grow apace in UK Universities. We are compiling lists of such blogs with some basic data and links.

This initial list of ‘official’ (i.e. institutional) blogs comes from an initial appeal for information. We will add more as we get them.

Defining a “policy” blog as distinct from a purely “politics” one is fuzzy so where there is overlap we are including what some might consider more “politics” blogs.

We will also add information about individual and other forms of academic public policy blogging in due course.

If you want to add, or amend, an entry just email ct541@cam.ac.uk .

INSTITUTIONAL BLOGS —————–

LSE British Politics and Policy
LSE – Department of Government (2010)
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
politicsandpolicy@lse.ac.uk

LSE Impact Blog
LSE (2011)
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
impactofsocialscience@lse.ac.uk

EUROPP – European Politics and Policy
LSE – European Institute  (2011)
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Europpblog@lse.ac.uk

USAPP – American Politics and Policy
LSE – United States Centre  (2012)
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/USAppblog/
USAppblog@lse.ac.uk

South Asia @ LSE
LSE South Asia Centre  (2012)
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/ southasia/
southasia@lse.ac.uk

LSE Media Policy Project
LSE – United States Centre  (2012)
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/
@LSEmediapolicy

LSE Business Review
LSE Public Policy Group (2015)
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/
businessreview@lse.ac.uk

LSE Review of Books
LSE – United States Centre  (2011)
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/reviewofbooks/
LSEreviewofbooks@lse.ac.uk

LSE Brexit blog
LSE Public Policy Group (2016)
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
brexit@lse.ac.uk

LSE Department of Government
LSE – Government Department (2014)
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/government/
Gov.blog@lse.ac.uk

Manchester Policy Blogs
The University of Manchester, Policy@Manchester (2013)
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/policyblog
alex.waddington@manchester.ac.uk

Cambridge Masters in Public Policy
University of Cambridge, Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)
https://cambridgemppblog.org
Finbarr Livesey tfl20@cam.ac.uk

Centre on Constitutional Change
Based at the University of Edinburgh, includes academics from the Universities of Aberdeen, Cardiff, Stirling, Strathclyde, QMUL and the NIESR. (2013)
www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk
nick.bibby@ed.ac.uk

Policy Wonkers
King’s College London, The Policy Institute (2012)
https://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/policywonkers/
george.murkin@kcl.ac.uk

Centre for Scottish Public Policy
Queen Margaret University
http://www.cspp.org.uk/debate
Richardkerley@gmail.com

Eastminster
University of East Anglia, School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies (2013)
www.ueapolitics.org
t.s.james@uea.ac.uk

Society Matters
University of Sheffield, Faculty of Social Sciences (2016)
www.medium.com/society-matters
a.mccloskey@sheffield.ac.uk

The Policy and Internet Blog
University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute (2011)
http://blogs.oii.ox.ac.uk/policy/
david.sutcliffe@oii.ox.ac.uk

Politics Upside Down
University of Southampton, Politics & International relations
https://sotonpolitics.org
W.J.Jennings@soton.ac.uk

QPol Policy Engagement at Queen’s
Queen’s University Belfast (2015)
http://qpol.qub.ac.uk
qpol@qub.ac.uk

PolicyHub Bristol
University of Bristol
http://policybristol.blogs.bris.ac.uk/
policy-bris@bristol.ac.uk

INDIVIDUAL BLOGS —————–

Paul Cairney: Politics and Public Policy
Stirling, Division of History and Politics (2013)
https://paulcairney.wordpress.com/
p.a.cairney@stir.ac.uk

Alex’s Archives
Bristol, Policy Studies (2011)
www.alexsarchives.org
alex.marsh@bristol.ac.uk

Public Investigations (Colin Talbot)
Cambridge, Public Policy & Judge School | Manchester, Politics (Emeritus)(2009)
https://colinrtalbot.wordpress.com
ct541@cam.ac.uk

EducationMatters
University of Manchester, Manchester Institute for Education (2017)
www.hmgeducationmatters.tumblr.com
helengunter@mac.com

Diana S. Stirbu
Researcher and educator in politics, governance and strategy.
London Met, School of Social Professions
https://medium.com/@Diana_Stirbu

Dave Toke’s Green Energy Blog
Aberdeen (2010)
http://realfeed-intariffs.blogspot.co.uk/
d.toke@abdn.ac.uk

My Garden Pond: Ruth Dixon’s blog about data and other things
Oxford (2012)
https://mygardenpond.wordpress.com/
ruth.dixon@queens.ox.ac.uk

Anytime Council
Queen Margaret University, Division of Business, Enterprise and Management
(2012)
http://iancelliott.wordpress.com
ielliott@qmu.ac.uk

SIABHAINN RUSSELL POLITICS AND PUBLIC POLICY : TRANSITION AND CEREBRAL PALSY IN SCOTLAND
Aberdeen, Politics and International Relations (2014)
https://siabhainn.wordpress.com/
siabhainnrussell@abdn.ac.uk

Roving Bandit – PROBABLY THE BEST ECONOMICS BLOG (PREVIOUSLY) IN SOUTH SUDAN
Sussex, Economics (2004)
www.rovingbandit.com
lee.crawfurd@gmail.com

Public Policy and the Past
Oxford Brookes, School of History, Philosophy and Culture (2010)
http://publicpolicypast.blogspot.co.uk
glen.ohara@brookes.ac.uk

Politics, Knowledge and Migration
Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Science (2013)
https://christinaboswell.wordpress.com
christina.boswell@ed.ac.uk

HE Watch
Manchester, Manchester Institute of Education (2012)
https://hewatch.wordpress.com/
sj@manchester.ac.uk

Social Work Shorts
Sunderland, Social Work (2016)
www.socialworkshorts.co.uk
stephen.mordue@sunderland.ac.uk

Talking Public Service Policy – Public Service Governance and inspection : Police; fire; education; health
Open University Business School (2013)
https://jacquelinebaxter.net/
jacqueline.baxter@open.ac.uk

ANALYSING BRITISH POLITICS
https://britpolanalysis.blogspot.co.uk
Wyn Grant <wyn.grant@btopenworld.com>

OTHER ACADEMIC DRIVEN BLOGS ————–

Guardian ‘Political Science’
Sheffield (co-edited with Kieron Flanagan at Manchester & Jack Stilgoe at UCL)(2013)
Hosted by the Guardian, as one of its science blogs
https://www.theguardian.com/science/political-science
J.Wilsdon@sheffield.ac.uk