Marcia L. Godwin

University of La Verne
Public and Health Administration

1950 Third Street, CBPM 123
La Verne, CA
USA
91750
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Current research is on mayoral elections, civic engagement, participatory budgeting, policy innovation and diffusion, and complexity theory, and government transparency. In addition, have published in the areas of electoral politics, gun control policy, and public administration education.

Citation:
“American Cities Increased Their Use of Civic Engagement Tools During the Great Recession but Did Not Fully Embrace Citizen Involvement in Decision-Making.” The London School of Economics and Political Science, Daily Blog on American Politics and Policy, July 13, 2015.
URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2015/07/13/american-cities-increased-use-of-civic-engagement-tools-during-the-great-recession-but-did-not-fully-embrace-citizen-involvement-in-decision-making/
Citation:
Marcia L. Godwin. 2014. (December). “Civic Engagement and Fiscal Stress in American Cities: Insights from the Great Recession,” State and Local Government Review 46 (4):249-259.
Citation:
Godwin, Marcia L. and Jean R. Schroedel. 2000. “Policy Diffusion and Strategies for Promoting Policy Change: Evidence from California Local Gun Control Ordinances.” Policy Studies Journal 28:4.
Citation:
Godwin, Marcia L. 2014. “Complexity Theory and the Collapse of Policy Subsystems: Insights from the Rise and Fall of Redevelopment in California,” Administrative Strategies for Complex Governance Systems: Challenges of Making Public Administration and Complexity Theory Work – COMPACT II, eds. Jack Meek and Kevin Marshall. Litchfield Park, AZ: Emergent Publications.
Citation:
Foreman Sean D. and Marcia L. Godwin, eds. 2015. Local Politics and Mayoral Elections in 21st Century America: Keys to City Hall. New York: Routledge.

Substantive Focus:
Urban Public Policy PRIMARY

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

Keywords

CALIFORNIA POLICY POLICY CHANGE POLICY DIFFUSION COMPLEXITY THEORY PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT URBAN POLITICS URBAN POLICY