Volume 16 Issue 1, 2011

A Special Issue on Policy Informatics

Edited by Erik Johnston and Yushim Kim

Center for Policy Informatics, School of Public Affairs,

Arizona State University

1. Introduction to the Special Issue on Policy Informatics, by Erik Johnston and Yushim Kim, Arizona State University, USA

Peer-Reviewed Papers:

2. Information Integration to Support Model-Based Policy Informatics, by Christopher L. Barrett, Stephen Eubank, Achla Marathe, Madhav V. Marathe, Zhengzheng Pan, and Samarth Swarup, all of Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, USA.

3. Utilizing computer simulation models to manage complex governance networks, by Chris Koliba, Asim Zia, and Brian H. Y. Lee, all of University of Vermont, USA

4. A practical approach to the complex problem of environmental sustainability: The UVa Bay Game, by Gerard P. Learmonth Sr., David E. Smith, William Sherman, Mark A. White, Jeffrey Plank, all of University of Virginia, USA

5. Platform Governance as a Framework to Support Informatics, by Aaron Wachhaus, Penn State Harrisburg, USA

6. Inherent barriers to the use of social media for public policy informatics, by Cliff Lampe, Robert LaRose, Charles Steinfield, and Kurt DeMaagd, all of Michigan State University, USA

7. Towards evidence-driven policy design: Complex adaptive systems and computational modeling, by Kevin C. Desouza and Yuan Lin, University of Washington, USA

8. A challenge to the ownership society: Does homeownership alone improve relative neighborhood quality? by Roy L. Heidelberg, and Adam Eckerd, both of The Ohio State University, USA

9. The Global Participant-Observer: Emergence, Challenges and Opportunities, by Alexander Dawoody, Marywood University, USA

Book Reviews:

10. Universal Human Rights and Extraterritorial Obligations, by Sigrun Skogly & Mark Gibney, eds., reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Canada

11. American Blacklist: The Attorney General's List of Subversive Organizations, by Robert Justin Goldstein, reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Canada

12. The Dance of Person and Place: One Interpretation of American Indian Philosophy, by Thomas M. Norton-Smith, reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Canada.

13. The Death of the Liberal Class, by Chris Hedges, reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Canada

14 . Employee Empowerment – the rhetoric and the reality, by Rosana Huq, reviewed by Joanne Murphy, Queen’s University, Northern Ireland



Published February 24 2011

Last updated: January 19 2015