Government & Public Policy


Suzanne Dovi

Associate Professor, School of Government and Public Policy

Suzanne Dovi is Associate Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Her research interests include democratic theory, representation (especially the representation of historically disadvantaged groups), feminist theory, and human rights. She is most interested in exploring how democratic citizens should evaluate those who hold and exercise power over vulnerable and marginalized groups.

Related publications:

Dovi, Suzanne. 2012. “Entry on Political Representation.” the On-Line Stanford Encyclopedia.

Dovi, Suzanne. 2009. “In Praise of Exclusion.” The Journal of Politics 71(3): 1172-1186.

Dovi, Suzanne. 2007. The Good Representative. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Dovi, Suzanne. 2006. “The Concept of Constituency: Political Representation, Democratic Legitimacy, and Institutional Design.” Perspectives on Politics 4(4): 763-764.

Dovi, Suzanne. 2001. “Making the World Safe for Hypocrisy?” Polity 34(1): 3-30.

Dovi, Suzanne. 2001. “Evil Enemies: Stigmatizing Our Opponents or Legitimizing Our Wars?” Peace Research (May):  101-112.



Kirk Emerson

Professor of Practice, School of Government and Public Policy

Kirk Emerson is Professor of Practice in Collaborative Governance in the University of Arizona School of Government and Public Policy and holds joint appointments in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning and the School of Public Health. Emerson is also a faculty associate at the University of Arizona’s Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and Syracuse University’s Program for Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration in the Maxwell School. Her research focuses on collaborative governance and inter-agency cooperation, particularly related to climate change, border security, and public lands management. She serves on the Working Board of the National Institute for Civil Discourse.

Related publications:

Emerson, Kirk, Tina Nabatchi, and Stephen Balogh. 2011. “An Integrative Framework for Collaborative Governance.” Journal of Public Administration, Research and Theory 22 (1): 1-29.  

Emerson, Kirk, Patricia Orr, Dale Keyes and Kathy McKnight. 2009. “Understanding Environmental Conflict Resolution: Evaluating Performance Outcomes and Contributing Factors.” Conflict Resolution Quarterly. 27(1): 27-64.

Orr, Patricia, Kirk Emerson, and Dale Keyes. 2008. “Environmental Conflict Resolution Performance and Practice: An Evaluation Framework.” Conflict Resolution Quarterly. 25(3): 287-302.

Emerson, Kirk. 2008. “On Perfect Storms and Sacred Cows of Collaboration, Comments on Bradley Karkkainen, Getting to ‘Let's Talk’: Legal and Natural Destabilizations and the Future of Regional Collaboration.” Nevada Law Journal 8(3).



Faten Ghosn

Assistant Professor, School of Government and Public Policy

Faten Ghosn is Assistant Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Her research interests include the interaction of adversaries, be they conflictual or cooperative, and how such actors handle their disagreements by way of strategy selections.

Related publications:

Ghosn, Faten and Amal Khoury. 2011. “Lebanon After the Civil War: Peace or the Illusion of Peace?” Middle East Journal, 65(3): 381-397.

Ghosn, Faten. 2010. “Getting to the Table and Getting to Yes: An Analysis of International Negotiations.” International Studies Quarterly, 54(4): 1055-1072.

Ghosn, Faten. 2009. “Israel and Lebanon: A Precarious Relationship.” In The Middle East – Peace by Piece: The Quest for a Solution to the Arab-Israeli Conflict, edited by Hassan Barari. Germany: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.



Brint Milward

Director, School of Government and Public Policy

Brint Milward is Director of the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona, where he is also Providence Service Corporation Chair in Public Management. Until July 1, 2012, he was Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse. His research interests include terrorist and criminal networks, interorganizational networks, public and nonprofit management, and health and mental health networks. Milward is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. In 2010 he won the Distinguished Research Award given by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration and the American Society for Public Administration for a "coherent body of work over a career."

Related publications:

Bakker, René, Jörg Raab and H. Brinton Milward. 2012. “A Preliminary Theory of Dark Network Resilience.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 31(1): 33-62.

Milward, H. Brinton, Keith G. Provan, Amy Fish, Kimberly R. Isett, Kun Huang. 2010. “Governance and Collaboration: An Evolutionary Study of Two Mental Health Networks.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 20(supplement): 125-141.

Heinrich, Carolyn J., Laurence E. Lynn, Jr., and H. Brinton Milward. 2010. “A State of Agents? Sharpening the Debate and Evidence over the Extent and Impact of the Transformation of Governance” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 20(supplement): 3-19.

Milward, H. Brinton and Jörg Raab, 2006. “Dark Networks as Organizational Problems: Elements of a Theory.” International Public Management Journal 9(3): 333-360.



Barbara Norrander

Professor, School of Government and Public Policy

Barbara Norrander is Professor of Political Science in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on American politics with emphasis on elections, public opinion, and political parties. She was President of the Western Political Science Association in 2004-2005 and has been a member of the Executive Board for the Midwest Political Science Association and the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics and State Politics, and Policy Quarterly.

Related publications:

Norrander, Barbara. 2010. The Imperfect Primary: Oddities, Biases and Strengths in US Presidential Nomination. New York: Routledge.

Norrander, Barbara, and Clyde Wilcox, eds. 2010. Understanding Public Opinion. 3rd edition. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.

Norrander, Barbara, and Clyde Wilcox. 2008. "The Gender Gap in Ideology." Political Behavior 30 (4): 503-523.