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Belief Change in an Evolving Environmental Policy Network: Prof. Adam Douglas Henry
March 12, 2015 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Belief Change in an Evolving Environmental Policy Network
Adam Douglas Henry
Assistant Professor, University of Arizona Institute of the Environment
Networks are an important part of the policy process, and in many realms of environmental policy, networks exercise an important influence on the ability of actors to synthesize information and learn to manage complex risks. According to the Advocacy Coalition Framework, the dynamics of policy network formation lead to structures exhibiting belief-oriented segregation—that is, a high correspondence between shared policy beliefs and voluntary collaborative relationships. This paper examines these dynamics using a reanalysis of data on policy beliefs and networking in U.S. environmental risk policy.
The Consortium on Collaborative Governance (CCG) is a partnership between USC Price, the University of Arizona School of Government and Public Policy and the University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs. The CCG sponsors faculty exchanges to encourage collaboration and cultivation of joint research projects on public-private-nonprofit collaboration, placing emphasis on collective choice processes and public service delivery.