I am currently building on research I have completed on comparative institutional analyses of interstate river compacts in the western U.S. I am examining the design and performance of international river basin governance that occurs between two federal countries. The multi-scale (state, national, international) governance arrangements present unique coordination challenges. In addition, I am working on a project using Elinor Ostrom's institutional grammar to code intergovernmental agreements to explore their design features. In the future I will continue to examine cross-scale organizational and institutional linkages around natural resource governance in order to explain how governing systems emerge and evolve over time.
||Heikkila, Tanya and Edella Schlager. 2012. “"Addressing the Issues: The Choice of Environmental Conflict Resolution Venues in the United States" American Journal of Political Science 56(4):774-786|
||Schlager, Edella, Kirsten Engel, and Sally Rider, eds, 2011. Navigating Climate Change Policy: The Opportunities of Federalism. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.|
||Schlager, Edella, and William Blomquist. 2008. Embracing Watershed Politics. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado.|
||Schlager, Edella, and Tanya Heikkila. 2009. "Resolving Water Conflicts: A Comparative Analysis of Interstate River Compacts." Policy Studies Journal 37 (3): 367-392.|
Environmental Policy PRIMARY
Comparative Public Policy SECONDARY
Policy Process Theory PRIMARY