Spring 2013 Seminar Schedule
The spring 2013 semester features seminar presentations from notable visiting scholars:
Seminar 1: Tuesday, February 5, 12-1 pm, SPA Room 500
Ed Weber, Oregon State University
"Valuing Practice-Based Knowledge in the Policy Process"
Seminar 2: Friday, February 8, 12-1 pm, SPA Room 500
Edella Schlager, University of Arizona
"Water Scarcity, Governance and Adaptation: An Application of the Social-Ecological Systems Framework"
Seminar 3: Tuesday, April 2, SPA Room 500
Pedro Fidelman, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
"Exploring Social-Ecological Systems Governance"
- Jarkko Levänen is a visiting Fulbright scholar at the School of Public affairs and WOPPR contributor. Jarkko is a doctoral candidate specializing in environmental policy at the
University of Helsinki, Finland. In general, Jarkko's interests are different institutional arrangements aimed at facilitating sustainable use of natural resources, specifically in heavy industrial contexts.
- The fall 2012 WOPPR seminar series - "Emerging Policy Theories & Emerging Scholars" - will feature presentations from a number of visiting scholars as well as SPA PhD student Mark Davis, and SPA postdoc Jonathan Pierce. View the schedule here.
- For those joining us online, streaming of WOPPR seminars can be found at: https://connect.cuonline.edu/WOPPR
- Visit our ACF Collaborators and Discussion page. You can join the discussion by signing up for the ACF Forum by emailing David Carter.
2012 WOPPR PUBLICATIONS:
- Samual Gallaher, Tanya Heikkila, Will Pattison, Vanessa Frank, and Christopher Weible. Forthcoming 2012/13. "Adapting Water Policy Tools to New Issues: Lessons from Colorado's Experience over Time" in Water Policy
- Shannon M. McNeeley, Sarah. A. Tessendorf, Heather Lazrus, Tanya Heikkila, Ian M. Ferguson, Jenifer S. Arrigo, Shahzeen Z. Attari, Christina M. Cianfrani, Lisa Dilling, Jason J. Gurdak, Stephanie K. Kampf, Derek Kauneckis, Christine J. Kirchhoff, Juneseok Lee, Benjemin R. Lintner, Kelly M. Mahoney, Sarah Opitz-Stapleton, Pallav Ray, Andy B. South, Andrew Stubblefield, &Julie Brugger, “Catalyzing Frontiers in Water-Climate-Society Research: A View from Early Career Scientists and Junior Faculty” in th Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
- Tanya Heikkila & Edella Schlager, “Addressing the Issues: The Choice of Environmental Conflict Resolution Venues in the United States" in the American Journal of Political Science.
- Edella Schlager, Tanya Heikkila, and Carl Case, “The Costs of Compliance with Interstate Agreements: Lessons from Water Compacts in the Western United States” in Publius: The Journal of Federalism
- Dallas Elgin, Andrew Pattison, and Christopher M. Weible, “Policy Analytical Capacity Inside and Outside of Government: A Case Study of Colorado Climate and Energy issues,” part of a special issue on Policy Capacity, Canadian Political Science Journal.
- Saba Siddiki, Xavier Basurto, and Christopher M. Weible. “Using the Institutional Grammar Tool to Understand Regulatory Compliance: The Case of Colorado Aquaculture” in Regulation and Governance
- Chris Weible, Tanya Heikkila, Peter deLeon, & Paul A. Sabatier, "Understanding and Influencing the Policy Process" in Policy Sciences
2011 WOPPR PUBLICATIONS:
- Mark Davis & Chris Weible, "Linking Social Actors by Linking Social Theories: Toward Improved GHG Mitigation Strategies" in Future Science
- Andrea K. Gerlak & Tanya Heikkila, "Building a Theory of Learning in Collaboratives: Evidence from the Everglades Restoration Program" in Journal of Public Administration Theory
- Jonathan Peirce, "Coalition Stability and Belief Change: Advocacy Coalitions in U.S. Foreign Policy and the Creation of Israel" in Policy Studies Journal
- Saba Siddiki, Chris Weible, Xavier Basurto, & Johon Calanni, "Dissecting Policy Designs: An Application of the Institutional Grammar Tool" in Policy Studies Journal
- Chris Weible, Saba Siddiki, and Jonathan Pierce, "Foes to Friends: Changing Contexts and Changing Intergroup Perceptions" in Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis
SPA Workshop on policy process research
The Workshop on Policy Process Research (WOPPR) brings faculty and students together in studying the interactions between people and public policy. Among the questions we ask:
- How do people define issues as problems worthy of attention on government agendas?
- What is the role of science and technology in public policy?
- How can people make a difference in public policy?
- How can policies and processes be more effective in serving a democratic society?
- In what ways do formal and informal rules shape behavior?
- What are the sources of policy change?
In pursing these questions, the Workshop on Policy Process Research applies and strengthens various frameworks, theories, and models. The analytical and substantive purview of the Workshop on Policy Process Research is generic and flexible.
If you have questions about the Workshop on Policy Process Research, contact David Carter, Tanya Heikkila, or Chris Weible. To learn more about policy process research visit the “What is Policy Process Research?” page.