The Climate Constituencies Project
This project studies how climate policy networks around the United States are evolving. It documents the ideological and policy networks operating at the state and federal levels on climate/clean energy issues and observes how they are changing over time. The research maps out the clusters that are forming around particular climate-related issues, what explains the formation of these clusters, and how they are related to specific policy actors.
The methodology, which builds on previously NSF-funded research, involves data collected from public documents and from policy actors engaged in the debates around climate/clean energy issues at the federal and state levels. Along with the federal level, the project is currently focusing on state-level activities in Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, and Ohio. Data are being collected around the 2016 election. This project is funded by the MacArthur Foundation.
Dana R. Fisher, PhD (Principal Investigator)
Professor of Sociology and Director, Program for Society and the Environment
University of Maryland
Graduate Research Assistants
Lorien Jasny, PhD
Lecturer, Department of Politics
University of Exeter
Philip Leifeld, PhD
Senior Lecturer for Research Methods and
Director of Postgraduate Research Training
School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow