Xinsheng Liu

Texas A&M University
Bush School of Government and Public Service

4350 TAMU
College Station, TX
USA
77843-4350
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My research interests include public policy processes, agenda setting, and comparative policy. My current research projects focus on information processing in policy agenda setting and politics.

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Abstract: Liu, Xinsheng, Scott Robinson, and Arnold Vedlitz. 2016. "Public problem characterization, policy solution generation, and intra-agenda connectivity." Policy Studies Journal
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/psj.12163/epdf
DOI: DOI: 10.1111/psj.12163
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Abstract: Liu, Xinsheng and Ren Mu. 2016. “Public Environmental Concern in China: Determinants and Variations,” Global Environmental Change 37: 116–127
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Abstract: Liu, Xinsheng, Arnold Vedlitz, James W. Stoutenborough, and Scott Robinson. 2015. “Scientists' Views and Positions on Global Warming and Climate Change: A Content Analysis of Congressional Testimonies,” Climatic Change 131(4):487–503. (Featured in Nature Climate Change: www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v5/n6/full/nclimate2676.html)
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Abstract: Xinsheng Liu, Arnold Vedlitz, and Liu Shi. 2014. "Examining the determinants of public environmental concern: Evidence from national public surveys," Environmental Science and Policy, 2014 (39): 77-94.
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Abstract: Robinson, Scott E., Xinsheng Liu, James Stoutenborough, and Arnold Vedlitz. 2013. “Explaining Popular Trust in the Department of Homeland Security,” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 23 (3): 713-733.
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Abstract: Liu, Xinsheng, Eric Lindquist, and Arnold Vedlitz. 2011. “Explaining Media and Congressional Attention to Global Climate Change, 1969-2005: An Empirical Test of Agenda Setting Theory,” Political Research Quarterly 64 (2): 405-419
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Abstract: Liu, Xinsheng, Eric Lindquist, Arnold Vedlitz, and Kenneth Vincent. 2010. “Understanding Local Policy Making: Policy Elites’ Perceptions of Local Agenda Setting and Alternative Selection,” Policy Studies Journal 38 (1): 69-91

Substantive Focus:
Energy and Natural Resource Policy
Environmental Policy PRIMARY
Defense and Security
International Relations
Science and Technology Policy
Comparative Public Policy SECONDARY

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

Keywords

AGENDA SETTING ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY CLIMATE CHANGE POLITICS MEDIA FRAMING PUBLIC OPINIONS