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Social Networks and Policy Entrepreneurship: How Relationships Shape Municipal Decision Making about High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing
Social Networks and Policy Entrepreneurship: How Relationships Shape Municipal Decision Making about High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing

Abstract: Well-resourced and well-connected individuals, or “policy entrepreneurs,” often play an important role in advocating and securing the adoption of policies. There is a striking lack of inquiry into the ways that social networks sh [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/psj.12175
Type: Journal Articles
The Institutional Collective Action Framework
The Institutional Collective Action Framework

Abstract: Institutional collective action (ICA) dilemmas arise from the division or partitioning of authority in which decisions by one government in one or more specific functional area impacts other governments and/or other functions. The fo [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/psj.12023
Type: Journal Articles
Global Environment Outlook – GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People.
Global Environment Outlook – GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People.

Description: Published to coincide with the Fourth United Nations Environmental Assembly, UN Environment's sixth Global Environment Outlook calls on decision makers to take bold and urgent action to address pressing environmental issues in ord [...]

Global Environment Outlook – GEO-6: Summary for Policymakers.
Global Environment Outlook – GEO-6: Summary for Policymakers.

Description: Published to coincide with the Fourth United Nations Environmental Assembly, the Summary for Policymakers of the sixth Global Environment Outlook provides an evidence-based source of environmental information to help policymakers [...]

Governing Failure: Provisional Expertise and the Transformation of Global Development Finance.
Governing Failure: Provisional Expertise and the Transformation of Global Development Finance.

Description: Jacqueline Best argues that the 1990s changes in IMF, World Bank and donor policies, towards what some have called the 'Post-Washington Consensus,' were driven by an erosion of expert authority and an increasing preoccupation with [...]

Knowing Women: Same-Sex Intimacy, Gender, and Identity in Postcolonial Ghana
Knowing Women: Same-Sex Intimacy, Gender, and Identity in Postcolonial Ghana

Description: Knowing Women is a study of same-sex desire in West Africa, which explores the lives and friendships of working-class women in southern Ghana who are intimately involved with each other. Based on in-depth research of the life hist [...]

Social Sector in a Decentralized Economy: India in the Era of Globalization. 
Social Sector in a Decentralized Economy: India in the Era of Globalization. 

Description: This book is an analytical examination of financing and public service delivery challenges in a decentralized framework. It also provides critical insights into the effectiveness of public expenditure, through benefit incidence an [...]