Commonwealth Policy Papers

Aims & Scope

The Commonwealth Policy Papers welcome submissions of short briefs, draft bills, and policy white papers. Short briefs are to be less than 10 pages, providing an adequate introduction & summary of the issue addressed, overview of methodology or evidence relied upon pointing towards a public policy solution, and explanation of said solution. There is no page limit for draft bills, or white papers. The page count for white papers is expected to be tolerable by a reader in the field of submission, to the extent that the white paper may be relied upon as a more-comprehensive information source on the issue and solution discussed.

Submissions may be accepted from CPC Fellows, the University of Louisville research & development community, and/or experienced members of the public at-large. The aim of this white paper collection is to directly influence public thinking, disseminate findings regarding public policy solutions, and/or public/private developments that pose a relevance to the policymaking world - whether those be ideological, institutional, or applied.

Submissions outside of the CPC and University of Louisville should include a short cover letter, not to exceed 1 page, explaining the submitters experience in the field and knowledge of the issue.