Glen S. Krutz

University of Oklahoma
Provost's Office and Political Science Dept

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My research probes questions of public policy agenda-setting in democratic political institutions (especially Congress). It is highly varied in terms of institutional topics, but there is an intellectual core; I explore the inter-play between political institutional structure and public policy. My various projects relate to two sets of research questions. The first is "How do democratic political institutions process policy issues?" More specifically, why are some issues seriously considered while others fall by the wayside? Projects on issue processing: a series of articles on "winnowing" in the U.S. House and Senate. A series of articles on the effect of institutional structure on environmental policy discussions in congressional committees and the federal bureaucracy. But that (issue processing) represents only half of theoretical picture. Institutions are not static. They are not ex ante bargains struck before the game begins. They evolve, and this evolution may affect the processing of policy issues. Therefore, a second question I study is "how and why do institutions change the way in which they process issues?"

Krutz, Glen S. 2005. "The Effect of HAVA on Late-to-Innovate States Late to Innovate: External Influence on Election Reform in Arizona and Illinois." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 35:579-596.
Berry, Carolyn, Glen S. Krutz, Barbara Langner and Peter Budetti. 2008. "Jump-Starting Collaboration: The ABCD Initiative and the Provision of Child Development Services through Medicaid and Collaborators." Public Administration Review (68):480-490.
Krutz, Glen S., and Paul D. Jorgensen. 2008. "Winnowing in Environmental Policy: Jurisdictional Challenges and Opportunities." Review of Policy Research (25):219-232.

Substantive Focus:
Education Policy PRIMARY
Energy and Natural Resource Policy
Environmental Policy SECONDARY
Health Policy
International Relations
Comparative Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory SECONDARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY