Maine Policy Review publishes timely, independent, peer-reviewed analysis of public policy issues relevant to the state of Maine. Since its founding in 1991, the journal has become recognized as a definitive source of objective information and for its thoughtful coverage of current and emerging policy issues. Maine Policy Review is published two times per year by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine. The material published within does not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Maine.
Maine Policy Review is nonpartisan and encourages debate among its contributors. It is intended for a diverse audience, including state policymakers; government, business, and nonprofit leaders; students; and general readers with a broad interest in public policy. Legislators and other policymakers routinely seek both present and past issues of the journal to inform their work, and business executives cite the journal as a primary source of informed information about economic issues. College and university students routinely use the journal to better understand issues affecting Maine.
The print version of the journal is currently provided free of charge to a mailing list of about 2,700 readers, including all Maine state legislators, town/city managers, school superintendents and libraries; to government, nonprofit and business executives; and general readers who wish to subscribe.
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Barbara Harrity, Editor
Maine Policy Review
The Margaret Chase Smith Essays
Bite-Sized Democracy: The Virtues of Incremental Change
The Transforming Power of Literacy
Challenging Climate Change
“These Very Impelling Reasons against My Running”: Maine Women and Politics
The Maine Woods: A Legacy of Controversy
The Double Crisis and the Civic Mission of Education