School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Queen's Policy Review (QPR)


The Queen's Policy Review (QPR) is a graduate-level scholarly publication edited and reviewed by students and faculty at the Queen's School of Policy Studies in Kingston Ontario. The goal of the journal is to publish exemplary work in the field of public policy and governance from graduate students across Canada.


New Publication - Fall 2021

NEW Publication!

Defining the Decade
Issue 12 Volume 12 - December 2021

Responses to the pandemic have varied by each nation and the long-term consequences of such an event on a global scale is yet to be determined. However, the time for economic recovery, preventative health measures, environmental protection, and bettering systems that stalled and failed is now. It is important for Canada, and the international community, to prepare for the next decade and the major policy areas that must be addressed – for they are complex and there are many.

The articles published in this volume discuss the implications of the pandemic on early-childhood health, the intersection of poverty and climate change, and the implementation of curriculum that encourages students to reckon with racial injustices that have been at the forefront of our discourse for the past year and a half.

Edited by: 
K. Lonneberg, N. Michaewicz, N. Bhasin, A. Rodriguez, N.Hussaini, J. Roberge and B. Rooney

 


Call for papers - 2021-22Reforming to Recover

The Queen’s Policy Review (QPR) invites your institution to contribute, as we seek paper submissions from global institutions in either English or French for publication in the Spring 2022 (Volume 13) edition. The QPR is a graduate-level scholarly publication edited and reviewed by students and faculty at the Queen's School of Policy Studies. Although most of our submissions come from students pursuing a policy degree, we encourage anyone who has written a policy-focused paper to consider submitting it for publication.

We are seeking papers that analyze the challenges presented by COVID-19 across all areas of Canadian policymaking and what changes are necessary to ensure a successful recovery.

These may include questions such as: ‘what are the main policy challenges municipal, provincial, or federal governments have had to face as a result of COVID-19?’, ‘What impact have these challenges had on specific demographics and policy-making fields? i.e. Canada’s Indigenous population, the disabled community, the health care sector, small businesses, the media, climate change etc.’. We are particularly interested in papers which identify the current challenges and potential solutions to Canada’s recovery from COVID-19, as well as papers which explore what these challenges could mean for the future of Canada as a whole.

Read the full details of our Call for Papers below.

NEW!   Call for Papers 2021-22 (updated Dec 2, 2021)

QPR 2022: Call for Papers – Reforming to Recover

The Queen’s Policy Review (QPR) invites your institution to contribute, as we seek paper submissions from global institutions in either English or French for publication in the Spring 2022 (Volume 13) edition. The QPR is a graduate-level scholarly publication edited and reviewed by students and faculty at the Queen's School of Policy Studies. Although most of our submissions come from students pursuing a policy degree, we encourage anyone who has written a policy-focused paper to consider submitting it for publication.

We are seeking papers that analyze the challenges presented by COVID-19 across all areas of Canadian policymaking and what changes are necessary to ensure a successful recovery.

For example, this may include questions such as: ‘what are the main policy challenges municipal, provincial, or federal governments have had to face as a result of COVID-19?’, ‘What impact have these challenges had on specific demographics and policy-making fields? i.e. Canada’s Indigenous population, the disabled community, the health care sector, small businesses, the media, climate change etc.’. We are particularly interested in papers which identify the current challenges and potential solutions to Canada’s recovery from COVID-19, as well as papers which explore what these challenges could mean for the future of Canada as a whole.

Possible topics and questions include, but are not limited to:

  • COVID-19 and managing the housing crisis
  • The impact of COVID-19 and managing emission reduction strategies
  • How COVID-19 has affected the education of Canada’s youth
  • The impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s homeless population
  • Managing a nursing shortage
  • Issues facing Indigenous livelihood during the pandemic
  • COVID-19 and the use of artificial intelligence (AI): A new way forward for the Canadian workforce?
  • The effect of COVID-19 on the aging population and what this means for long-term care
  • Ways in which the economy has been impacted by lockdowns and COVID-19 broadly

Please send complete papers of approximately 1500-5000 words to qpr@queensu.ca by February 28th, 2022. Papers should be accompanied by a brief abstract and prepared for anonymous review. Please provide your name, email address, telephone number, name of affiliated university, and graduate program/title (if applicable) upon submission. A committee will review all submissions and arrive at a decision by late April.

Should you have any question or concerns, please contact our editors-in-chief at qpr@queensu.ca. At the time of submission, please ensure that your paper will be available for publication in the Spring 2022 issue of the Queen’s Policy Review.

  • Ryan A. Fletcher & Chloe Robinson
    Co-Editors in Chief of the Queen’s Policy Review

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QPR 2022 : Appel à contributions - Réformer pour se redresser

La Révision des politiques de l’université Queen's invite votre institution à contribuer. Nous recherchons des articles d'institutions internationales en anglais ou en français pour être publiés dans l'édition RPQ du printemps 2022 (volume 13). La RPQ est une publication académique éditée et révisée par des étudiants et la faculté de l'École des études sur les politiques publiques de l'Université Queen's. La plupart de nos soumissions proviennent des étudiants en politique, mais nous encourageons toute personne ayant écrit un article axé sur les politiques de considérer l’opportunité de soumettre un article pour publication.

Nous recherchons des articles qui analysent les défis présentés par COVID-19 dans tous les domaines des politiques canadiennes, et les réformes nécessaires pour assurer un rétablissement réussi.

Par exemple, cela peut inclure des questions telles que : Quels sont les principaux défis politiques auxquels les gouvernements municipaux, provinciaux ou fédéraux ont été confrontés pendants la pandémie? Quel impacts ces défis ont-ils eu sur les démographiques et des domaines politiques? Par exemple la population indigène du Canada, les personnes handicapées, le secteur des soins de santé, les petites entreprises, les médias, le changement climatique, etc. Nous sommes particulièrement intéressés par les articles qui identifient les défis actuels et les solutions potentielles pour que le Canada peut surmonter les difficultés de COVID-19, ainsi que les articles qui explorent ce que ces défis pourraient signifier pour l'avenir du Canada.

Les sujets et les questions possibles incluent, mais ne sont pas limités à :

  • COVID-19 et la gestion de la crise du logement
  • L'impact de COVID-19 et la gestion des stratégies de réduction des émissions
  • L'impact de COVID-19 sur l'éducation des jeunes au Canada
  • L'impact de COVID-19 sur la population des sans-abris du Canada
  • Gestion de la crise des soins infirmiers
  • Les problèmes de substance des peuples indigènes pendant la pandémie
  • COVID-19 et l'utilisation de l'intelligence artificielle (IA) : Une nouvelle voie pour le personnel canadien?
  • L'effet de COVID-19 sur la population vieillissante et ce que cela signifie pour les soins de longue durée.
  • Les façons dont l'économie a été touchée par le confinement et le COVID-19 en général.

Veuillez envoyer les articles complets d'environ 1500-5000 mots à qpr@queensu.ca avant le 28 février 2022. Les articles doivent être accompagnés d'un bref résumé et préparés pour une évaluation anonyme. Veuillez indiquer votre nom, votre courriel, votre numéro de téléphone, le nom de l'université que vous êtes affilié avec et le programme/titre de votre diplôme (le cas échéant) lors de la soumission. Un comité examinera toutes les soumissions et prendra une décision à la fin d’avril.

Pour toute questions et soucis, veuillez contacter nos rédacteurs en chef à l'adresse suivante qpr@queensu.ca. Au moment de la soumission, veuillez-vous assurer que votre article sera disponible dans la publication du printemps 2022 de la Révision de la politique de Queen's.

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  • Ryan A. Fletcher et Chloe Robinson
    Co-rédacteurs en chef de la Révision des politiques de l’université Queen's
Editorial Board

2021/2022 Editorial Board

  • Ryan Fletcher (Co-Editor In-Chief)
  • Chloe Robinson (Co-Editor In-Chief)
  • Ariel Davis (Editor)
  • Gabriella Mazumder (Editor)
  • Kayla Celine Melbourne (Communications Director)

 


Recent Publications

Issue 12, Volume 12 (Fall 2021)
Defining the Decade [PDF 980 KB]


Issue 11, Volume 11 (Fall 2020)
The Politics of Climate Change [PDF 2.3 MB]


Issue 10, Volume 10 (Fall 2019)
Developing Policy in a Rapidly Changing World  (Fall 2019) 
[PDF 1.3 MB]


Issue 9, Volume 9 
Security and Insecurity - Balancing Innovation in an Uncertain World (Fall 2018) [PDF 3.2 MB]


Issue 1, Volume 8  (Fall 2017)
Canada at 150 and Beyond: Charting Progress and Emerging Challenges [PDF 1.8 MB]


public policy word cluster imageQPR was established in 2009. The goal of the journal is to provide a venue for outstanding work by graduate students in the fields of public policy and governance. Past publications have covered a diverse array of topics from contributing authors at several different schools across Canada. 

In order to gain a broader, more interdisciplinary perspective on policy issues, we have expanded the list of departments that receive our call for papers from 73 to over 200. Accordingly, we hope to encourage what may be considered "non-traditional" disciplines to engage with contemporary policy questions.