Dana Archer Dolan

George Mason University
Schar School of Policy and Government; Honors College

4400 University Dr., MS 1F4
Fairfax, VA
USA
22030
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My research takes a problem-focused approach to understanding the politics of policymaking for long-term issues. My field of interest is comparative public policy, where I apply the Multiple Streams Framework to trace factors influencing the adoption of climate change adaptation policy, including extreme weather and environmental degradation. I extend this analysis to examine published case studies in a variety of national, subnational, and global contexts. Related work looks at contemporary practices of political manipulation and developing new ways to assess coupling arguments within the Multiple Streams Framework. In all of these projects, I seek to explore broad theoretical issues such as the role of crisis in decision making, the influence of international institutions on domestic policymaking, and the spectrum of practices that spans (normal) politics, influencing, manipulation, and propaganda.

Citation:
Dolan, Dana A, Genevieve B Soul, Jill Greeney, and Jason Morris. 2010. "Warming Up to Climate Action: A Survey of GHG Mitigation through Building Energy Efficiency in City Climate Action Plans." Carbon and Climate Law Review, no. 2/2010 (June): 161-72
Abstract:
URL: http://www.lexxion.de/cclr-22010#
Citation:
Wedel, Janine R., Nazia Hussain, and Dana Archer Dolan. 2017. "Political Rigging: A Primer on Political Capture and Influence in the 21st Century." Research Backgrounder. Series Editor: Kimberly Pfeifer. Washington, D.C.: Oxfam America
URL: https://www.oxfamamerica.org/explore/research-publications/political-rigging/
Citation:
Dolan, Dana A. 2011. “Book Review: Pragmatic Sustainability: Theoretical and Practical Tools.” Journal of Planning Education and Research 31 (3):359–61.
URL: http://jpe.sagepub.com/content/31/3.toc
DOI: 10.1177/0739456X11401872

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

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

Keywords

CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION QUALITATIVE METHODS LONG-TERM GOVERNANCE INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE AGENDA SETTING MULTIPLE STREAMS PROCESS TRACING INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC POLICY GLOBAL POLICY ISSUES