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Emerging policy theories & emerging scholars

Fall 2012 Seminar Schedule

​The Workshop on Policy Process Research (WOPPR) at the School of Public Affairs
(SPA), University of Colorado Denver (UCD), is a community of faculty and students engaged in research and collaboration in the study of the policy process.  Among the research projects that WOPPR collaborators are pursuing in 2012 are a study of the political coalitions in shale gas development, regulation and compliance of organic
food production
, and innovative policy reform of Colorado's domestic violence
treatment standards

The fall 2012 WOPPR seminar series, entitled "Emerging Policy Theories & Emerging Scholars" features presentations and discussions from a number of visiting policy scholars, as well as SPA students and scholars.  The seminars will be held in room 500
at SPA, and will be streamed online in real time at

September 26, 12-1pm.  "Policy Deliberation Through Action Situations in a Changing Institutional Setting"  - Visting Fulbright Scholar  Jarkko Levanen

October 4, 12-1pm.  "Applying the Narrative Policy Framework" - Micheal Jones
(Virginia Tech) and Elizabeth Shanahan (Montana State University)

October 5, 2:30-4pm. Roundtable discussion: "Why do we need new approaches in policy studies?" - Richard Feiock (Florida State University), Tanya Heikkila (University of Colorado Denver), Mike Jones (Virginia Tech), Mark Lubell (University of California
Davis), Peter May (University of Washington), Edella Schlager and Andrea Gerlak (University of Arizona), Elizabeth Shanahan (Montana State University), and Marco Janssen and Marty Anderies (Arizona State University)

October 17, 12-1pm. "Examining the Efficiency and Equity of Municipal Solid Waste Service Production at the City Level" - SPA PhD candidate Mark Davis

November 14, 12-1pm. "Policy Elite Attention and Biased Assimilation of External Subsystem Events" - SPA postdoc Jon Pierce

Date T.B.D. "Upscaling from Individual to Collective Learning in Policy
Process Research" - Tanya Heikilla and Chris Weible (University of Colorado Denver)

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