Editor: Dr. Richard N. Engstrom, Kennesaw State University

From seat belt laws to economic recovery plans, public policy in Georgia is not only about legislating and program funding, but also about issues such as implementation, regulation and impact.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

The editors believe the Journal will offer readers a deeper understanding of the complexity involved with forming and executing public policy in Georgia and beyond. We also want to hear from you, so please email your manuscripts and submission ideas to gjpp@kennesaw.edu and help us further the conversation.

Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1 (2012)


The second volume of the Journal includes articles on Hispanics and Georgia’s Spanish-Language media environment, as well as a research proposal for developing a Georgia policy database. In addition, we are very excited to introduce a “Policy Notes” section containing short analyses of policy issues in Georgia. These notes are based on student research, and the two notes in this volume are created in collaboration with research associates at the Burruss Institute. The two papers published this year are both from students at Kennesaw State, but we hope that students around the state (and perhaps even around the country) will submit Georgia-based policy analyses to this special section in the future. The Policy Notes Editor is Dr. William Gillespie, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, at Kennesaw State.