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Publications by members of our team


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Publications on Energy Policy in Peer-Reviewed Journals

19. Heikkila, T., Weible, C.M., Olofsson, K.L., Kagan, J.A., You, J. and Yordy, J., 2021. The structure of environmental governance: How public policies connect and partition California's oil and gas policy landscape. Journal of Environmental Management284, p.112069. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.112069 

18. Berardo, R., F. Holm, T. Heikkila, J. Kagan, C. Chen, C. Weible, J. Jordy, and H. Yi. 2020. "Hydraulic fracturing and political con ict: News media coverage of topics and themes across nine states." Energy Research & Social Science 70 (December). DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2020.101660

17. Heikkila, T., Weible, C.M. and Gerlak, A.K., 2020. When does science persuade (or not persuade) in high‐conflict policy contexts?. Public Administration 98(3): 535-550. DOI: 10.1111/padm.12655

16. Weible, C. M., T. Heikkila, J. Yordy, H. Yi, R. Berardo, J. Kagan, and C. Chen. 2020. "Portraying the Structure and Evolution of Polycentricity via Policymaking Venues." International Journal of the Commons 14(1):680-691. DOI: 10.5334/ijc.1021.

15. Weible, C.M. and Heikkila, T., 2020. Connecting Cognitive and Behavioral Characteristics of Policy Conflict in Oil and Gas Politics. International Review of Public Policy 2: 3: 245-263.DOI: 10.4000/irpp.1312

14. Berardo, R., and F. Holm. 2018. “The participation of Core Stakeholders in the Design of, and Challenges to, the U.S. Clean Power Plan.” Climate Policy 18(9):1152-1164. DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2018.1478792

13. Blair, B., T. Heikkila, and C. Weible. 2016. “National Media Coverage of Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States: Evaluation using Human and Automated Coding Techniques.” Risks, Hazards, Crisis & Public Policy 7(3): 114-128. DOI: 10.1002/rhc3.12097

12. Blair, B., C. Weible, T. Heikkila, and D. Evensen. “Comparing Human and Automated Coding of News Articles on Hydraulic Fracturing in New York and Pennsylvania.” Society & Natural Resources 29(7): 880-884. DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2016.1150543

11. Blair, B., C. Weible, T. Heikkila, and L. McCormack. “Certainty and Uncertainty in Framing the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing in the Colorado News Media.” Risks, Hazards, Crisis & Public Policy 6(3): 290-307. DOI: 10.1002/rhc3.12086

10. Costie, D., F. Holm, and R. Berardo. 2018. "Hydraulic Fracturing, Coalition Activity and Shock: Assessing the Potential for Coalition-based Collective Action in Argentina's Vaca Muerta Formation.” The Extractive Industries and Society 5(4): 499-507. DOI: 10.1016/j.exis.2018.08.003

9. Heikkila, T., R. Berardo, C.M. Weible, and H. Yi. 2018. "Comparing Advocacy Coalitions: A Study of Shale Development in the United States, Argentina, and China.” Journal of Comparative Public Policy. DOI: 10.1080/13876988.2017.1405551.

8. Heikkila, T. and C.M. Weible. 2017. “Unpacking the intensity of policy conflict: a study of Colorado’s oil and gas subsystem.” Policy Sciences. 50(2): 179-193. DOI: 10.1007/s11077-017-9285-1

7. Heikkila, T., C.M. Weible, and K. Olofsson. 2017. “Lessons from State-Level and National-Level Policy Conflicts over U.S. Shale Development.” Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 59(3): 4-13. DOI: 10.1080/00139157.2017.1301165

6. Heikkila, T. J. Pierce, S. Gallaher, J. Kagan, D. A. Crow and C. M. Weible. “Understanding a Period of Policy Change: The Case of Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Policy in Colorado.” Review of Policy Research 31(2): 65-85. DOI: 10.1111/ropr.12058.

5. Olofsson, K. L., J. Katz, D. P. Costie, T. Heikkila and C. M. Weible. 2018. “A Dominant Coalition and Policy Change: An Analysis of Shale Oil and Gas Politics in India.” Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning. DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2018.1493984

4. Weible, C. M. and T. Heikkila. 2017. “Policy Conflict Framework.” Policy Sciences 50: 23-40. DOI: 10.1007/s11077-017-9280-6

3. Weible, C. M., T. Heikkila, and D. P. Carter. 2017. “An Institutional and Opinion Analysis of Colorado’s Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Rule.” Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 19(2): 115- 134. DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2016.1150776

2. Weible, C. M. and T. Heikkila. 2016. “Comparing the Politics of Hydraulic Fracturing in New York, Colorado, and Texas.” Review of Policy Research 33(3): 232-250. DOI: 10.1111/ropr.12170.

1. Weible, C. M., T. Heikkila, and J. Pierce. 2018. “Understanding Rationales for Collaboration in High-Intensity Policy Conflicts.” Journal of Public Policy 38(1): 1-25. DOI: 10.1017/S0143814X16000301.