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Le Anh Nguyen Long

University of Twente

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Dr. Le Anh Nguyen Long is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. She is Fellow and Board Member of the Samdhana Institute, a Fellow at Parabukas and the Manila Observatory, and a member of the European Urban Research Association’s executive board. Before joining the UT, Le Anh was researcher at the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior (University of California, Davis) and at the Institute of Political Science (University of Münster). Le Anh holds a joint PhD in Public Policy and Political Science from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University (Bloomington). She is the author of “Co-creation and Smart Cities: Looking Beyond Technology.” Le Anh’s area of expertise is in public policy, policy analysis and program evaluation, and social network analysis. She conducts research on local communities activism and advocacy (e.g. community based forestry and community energy) in Southeast Asia, Europe, and the United States in the domains of energy transitions, environmental conservation, climate mitigation, adaptation, and disaster response with a special focus on marginalized communities. Her work has been funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Dutch Research Council, and by the Philippine Forest Foundation.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States Netherlands Philippines

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Fossil fuels Renewable energy Indigenous studies

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Nguyen Long, L., Arnold, G. Krause, R. and Swanson, R. (2023) “The networked micro-decision context: a new lens on transformative urban governance.” Urban Transform 5, 9, https://doi.org/10.1186/s42854-023-00054-y

Nguyen Long, van der Graaf, and Vostis, A. (2023). “Governing the urban commons”: DLT, institutions, and citizens in perspective. Big Data & Society, 10 (1). https://doi.org/10.1177/20539517231182391

Krause, R., Fatemi, S. M., Nguyen Long, L., Arnold, G., & Hofmeyer, S (2023) ” What is the Future of Survey-Based Data Collection for Local Government Research? Trends, Strategies, and Recommendations. Urban Affairs Review, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/10780874231175837

Jansma, S., Nguyen Long, L., Lee, D. (2023) 2023. “Understanding Energy Citizenship: How Cultural Capital Shapes the Energy Transition” Energies 16, no. 5: 2106. https://doi.org/10.3390/en16052106

Nguyen Long, L. and Metz, F. (2023) “Policy Networks, Network Analysis in Public Policy,” Accepted at the European Encyclopedia of Public Policy, eds Minna van Gerven, Christine Rothmayr, and Klaus Schubert (Springer)

Nguyen Long, L. and Metz, F. (2023) “Network Analysis in Public Policy,” Accepted at the European Encyclopedia of Public Policy, eds Minna van Gerven, Christine Rothmayr, and Klaus Schubert (Springer)

van der Graaf, S., Nguyen Long, L., Vinci, I. (2022). (2022) “Editorial: Interrogating the design of smart, sustainable, and socially just urban spaces: A look at institutions, places, and values.” Front. Sustain. Cities 4:1088610. doi: 10.3389/frsc.2022.1088610

Nguyen Long, L., Triliva, S., Davids, T., and Fragkiadaki E. (2022) “Emerging from the global syndemic crucible: mapping narrative strategies of future lives, relationships and belonging” Accepted at Futures (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2022.103034 )

Moldogaziev, T., Krause, R., Nguyen Long, L., Arnold, G., Ruseva, T., Silva, C. Witko, C. (2022) “Support for the Environment Post-Transition? Material Concerns and Policy Tradeoffs” Review of Policy Research ( http://doi.org/10.1111/ropr.12498)

Hänninen, V. Nguyen Long, L., Sools, A. (2022) “Metanarratives in Making Sense of a Post Corona World” Futures  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2022.102989

Catania, F., Baedke, J., Fábregas-Tejeda, A. Nieves Delgado, A. Vitali, V. and Nguyen Long, L (2021) “Global climate change, diet and the complex relationship between human host and microbiome: Towards an integrated picture” Published at BioEssays (Early View: https://doi.org/10.1002/bies.202100049).

Nguyen Long, L. and Krause, G. (2021) “Managing policy making in the climate governance landscape: The role of network administrative organizations and member cities.” Public Administration, 99(1): 23-39. https://doi.org/10.1111/padm.12684

Mayer, L. and Nguyen Long, L. (2021) “Can city-to-city cooperation facilitate sustainable development governance in the Global South? Lessons gleaned from seven North-South partnerships in Latin America” Accepted at International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development (Early View: https://doi.org/10.1080/19463138.2020.1855433)

Fuchs, D., Schlipphak, B., Treib, O., Nguyen Long, L., & Lederer, M. (2020). Which Way Forward in Measuring the Quality of Life? A Critical Analysis of Sustainability and Well-Being Indicator Sets. Global Environmental Politics, 20(2), 12-36. https://doi.org/10.1162/glep_a_00554

Nguyen Long, L., Foster, M., and Arnold, G.  (2019) “The impact of stakeholder engagement on local policy decision-making.” Policy Sciences Journal, 52: 549–571. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11077-019-09357-z

Arnold, G. and Nguyen Long, L.  (2019) “Policy expansion in local government environmental policymaking: The case of high-volume hydraulic fracturing policy in New York.” Public Administration Review Journal Volume 79 Issue 4: 465-476. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/puar.12905

Arnold, G., Nguyen Long, L.  and Gottlieb, M. (2017), “Social Networks and Policy Entrepreneurship: How Relationships Shape Municipal Decision Making about High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing” Policy Studies Journal, Volume 45 Issue 3: 414-441. https://doi.org/10.1111/psj.12175

Nguyen Long, L. 2016. Does ethnic embeddedness affect immigrant political participation? Lessons from a small-N study of migrant political participation in Rome” Journal of International Migration and Integration, Volume 17 Issue 3: 819-837. DOI:10.1007/s12134-015-0434-0

Nguyen Long, L. 2015. “Institutions, Information Exchange, and Migrant Social Networks in Rome” Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies, Volume 38 Issue 12: 2722-2737. https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2015.1077985