Albert Ashley Riley

Leadership & Policy Studies

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Currently my research is focusing on analyzing and evaluating the policies of the e-governance movement. Examining how citizens and other actors can participate in the governing process using information and communication technology. Additionally, how access to technology and the digital divide affect participation and democracy in various spheres of government; i.e. healthcare, education, economic, defense/public safety. Comparative policy studies are also part of this research agenda. Research into the adoption of participatory budgeting policies in U.S., Brazil and China had been compared and contrasted to understand the institutions, actors and how the policy process is influenced and the scope of participation by interested groups. Internet policy in China was also a topic of research particularly after the release of China's white paper on internet policy and usage.

Substantive Focus:
Economic Policy
Governance PRIMARY
Science and Technology Policy
Comparative Public Policy SECONDARY

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