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Understanding Network Change and Its Impact on Policy Performance

Title: Understanding Network Change and Its Impact on Policy Performance : Policy Networks, EECBG Grants, Local Networks and "Green Development" in Florida.
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Name(s): Kwak, Chang-Gyu, author
Feiock, Richard C., professor directing dissertation
Holcombe, Randall G., university representative
Lee, Keon-Hyung, committee member
Yang, Kaifeng, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, degree granting college
School of Public Administration and Policy, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (159 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This dissertation investigates the effects of federal grant-in-aid programs on metropolitan area economic growth and recovery in "green" energy and environmental sectors of the economy, focusing on the role of self-organizing intergovernmental policy networks. Federal grant-in-aid programs are popular policy tools to bridge the gaps between fragmented local government capacities in pursuing desired policy outcomes, to facilitate collaboration and to stimulate the economy. The fragmentation of authority and responsibility for economic and environmental programs at a regional level produces institutional collective action (ICA) dilemmas. Applying a network analytic approach I examine how changes in local and regional network relationships to overcome ICA dilemmas impact policy performance. This research contributes to the literature by extending the ICA framework to examine how network structure responds to changes in the underlying problem or ICA dilemma that alter risks, and how these changes in network structure then influence policy performance. This dissertation employs an integrative model to investigate the impacts of exogenous stimuli on structural changes in networks and consequent policy performance. This empirical analysis focuses on the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) as an exogenous stimulus for metropolitan green economic governance in Florida. The first analysis applies Stochastic Actor-Based Model (SABM) to test the impacts of the EECBG program on the structural changes in green economic networks among 19 metropolitan areas in Florida from 2000 to 2011. The second analysis extracts network factors from the first analysis and estimates Time-Series-Cross-Section (TSCS) models to test the hypothesized explanation for how exogenously driven changes in networks influence policy performance through green job creation in metropolitan areas.
Identifier: FSU_2016SP_KWAK_fsu_0071E_13013 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Reubin O'D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester 2016.
Date of Defense: January 11, 2016.
Keywords: Green Economic Development, Green Job Creation, Metropolitan Governance, Network Change, Network Performance, Policy Impact
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Richard C. Feiock, Professor Directing Dissertation; Randall Holcombe, University Representative; Keon-Hyung Lee, Committee Member; Kaifeng Yang, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Public administration
Human ecology -- Study and teaching
City planning
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_2016SP_KWAK_fsu_0071E_13013
Owner Institution: FSU

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Kwak, C. -G. (2016). Understanding Network Change and Its Impact on Policy Performance : Policy Networks, EECBG Grants, Local Networks and "Green Development" in Florida. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_2016SP_KWAK_fsu_0071E_13013