Volume 1, Issue 1 (1985)
Over the years, public policy issues have proliferated, and with proliferation has come the inevitable specialization. The result: fragmentation of effort and problems of communication not only between those who make policy and those who implement it, but between practitioners in general and the academic and research disciplines that complement them. Public policy constituencies have created their own languages, but too often the result is a confusion of tongues rather than a profusion of ideas.
The New England Journal of Public Policy is designed to create a profusion of ideas by providing a medium for practitioners, policy analysts, and academics throughout New England to define their problems and to develop approaches to solving them. We hope that the journal will become an important forum for the exchange of ideas on public policy issues that have special significance for New England.
- Padraig O'Malley