William R. Lowry

Washington University
Political Science

Box 1063, 1 Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO
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I am generally interested in the policy process and policy change, particularly in the areas of environmental issues and natural resources. My recent work has focused on efforts to change traditional policies to restore natural conditions on rivers and in national parks. I am continuing that work. I am also pursuing some projects involving different energy sources and the factors affecting their use or the lack thereof.

Lowry, William and Scott Krummenacher. 2017. "Coalitions and Consevation." Review of Policy Research 34: 357-377.
Lowry, William and Michael Yochim. 2016. "Creating Conditions for Policy Change in National Parks." Environmental Management 57: 1041-1053.
Lowry, William and Mark Joslyn. 2014. "The Determinants of Salience of Energy Issues." Review of Policy Research 31: 153-172.
Abstract: This study analyzes the salience of energy issues in the U.S. since the 1950s. We argue that salience is determined by the price of oil but also by unexpected shocks to energy policies and by the behavior of policymakers.
Lowry, William. 2008. "Disentangling Energy Policy from Environmental Policy" Social Science Quarterly 89: 1195-1211.
Lowry, William. 2003. Dam Politics: Restoring America's Rivers.Washington DC: Georgetown University Press.
Lowry, William. 2009. Repairing Paradise: The Restoration of Nature in America's National Parks. Washington DC: The Brookings Institution.

Substantive Focus:
Energy and Natural Resource Policy SECONDARY
Environmental Policy PRIMARY
Science and Technology Policy
Comparative Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy History SECONDARY
Policy Process Theory PRIMARY