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Ecological economics and its allied trans-disciplinary fields are well established in academia, but so far have failed to have significant influence on policy makers. Public policy research and theory suggest that three process streams must converge in order to shape the political agenda Brown.]. First, the " problem " stream emerges when an existing(More)
Multi-level institutional designs with distributed power and authority arrangements among federal, state, regional, and local government agencies could lead to the emergence of differential patterns of socioeconomic and infrastructure development pathways in complex social–ecological systems. Both exogenous drivers and endogenous processes in(More)
The performance management of emergent governance networks poses considerable challenges for federal and state governments when they provide base funding to sustain the network operations, such as the federally funded Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). Under the federal legislation in the last two decades, the MPOs have been mandated to develop and(More)
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