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Local Government Policy
This is an umbrella project for several different research efforts focused on the adoption and implementation of local government environmental policies. A central theoretical focus of this project is how local government institutions such as the structure of city councils and the mayor/city manager office mediates the influence of interest groups on policy decisions. We are also interested in how the environmental and energy policies we study are connected to the broader of idea of sustainability.
Local Institutions and the Politics of Urban Growth. American Journal of Political Science. 53:649-665.. 2009.
City Adoption of Environmentally Sustainable Policies in California's Central Valley. Journal of the American Planning Association. 75:293-308.. 2009.
Political Institutions and Conservation by Local Governments. Urban Affairs Review. 40:706-729.. 2005.