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Pushing the boundaries on learning in environmental governance research

Environmental Policy
Public Policy
Policy Change
INN284
Andrea Gerlak
University of Arizona
Tanya Heikkila
University of Colorado Denver
Tanya Heikkila
University of Colorado Denver

Building: A, Floor: 4/F, Room: SR16

Thursday 14:15 - 16:00 (25/08/2022)


Abstract

The scholarship on learning in environmental governance has exploded in the past two decades leading to new empirical and theoretical insights. Environmental governance scholars are increasingly interested in contexts, structures, mechanisms, and tools that can foster learning in environmental governance, and what types of learning processes are associated with sustainable governance outcomes. There are growing efforts to both synthesize and test theoretical expectations. In addition, researchers are teasing out lessons about learning to better institutionalize learning in governance processes. This panel welcomes papers examining policy learning for environmental governance. We encourage research pushing the boundaries of policy learning research with novel empirical approaches like process tracing, field and lab experiments, and longitudinal studies. More critical and interpretive methods are welcome to push empirical insights in new ways. Better understanding of failed or blocked learning in governance processes are needed. Finally, we are looking for new subject and geographical areas that are understudied in the learning scholarship to broaden the field and provide greater insight into where and under what conditions theories and frameworks have most meaning.

Title Details
Towards a theoretical framework of inter-organizational policy learning: A case of the European Green Deal View Paper Details
A learning motivation? Public service motivation and policy learning within eight Belgian collaborative networks View Paper Details
Is creating an opportunity to learn enough? The role of mediation in collaborative network aimed at policy learning View Paper Details
Politicized and de-politicized learning in environmental governance View Paper Details
Facilitating learning and capacity building through international organizations: the emerging role of the UNFCCC as learning forum View Paper Details