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Paul M. Wagner

Napier University
United Kingdom
Email: p [period/dot] wagner [at] napier [period/dot] ac [period/dot] uk

Paul M. Wagner is a Lecturer in Management in the Business School at Napier University in Edinburgh. His research focuses on the study of collaboration and coordination problems in the context of environmental governance and policy-making processes using network methods. His research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Social Networks, Governance, Public Administration, Environmental Politics, Policy Studies Journal, and Journal of Public Policy.

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Karimo, A., Wagner, P., Delicado, A., Goodman, J., Gronow, A., Lahsen, M., Lin, T.L., Schneider, V., Satoh, K., Schmidt, L. and Yun, S.J., 2022. Shared positions on divisive beliefs explain interorganizational collaboration: Evidence from climate change policy subsystems in eleven countries. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Wagner, P., Yla-Antilla, T. Gronow, A., Ocelík, P., Schmidt, M.L., and Delicado, A. (2021)
Network ties, institutional roles and advocacy tactics: exploring perceptions of influence in climate change policy networks. Social Networks

Wagner, P., Torney, D., and Yla-Antilla, T. (2021). Governing a Multilevel and Cross-Sectoral Policy Implementation Network. Environmental Policy and Governance, 31(5) pp.417:431

Kammerer, M., Wagner, P.M., Gronow, A., Ylä‐Anttila, T., Fisher, D.R. and Sun‐Jin, Y., (2021). What Explains Collaboration in High and Low Conflict Contexts? Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks in Four Countries. Policy Studies Journal, 49(4) pp.1065:1086

Wagner, P.M., Ylä‐Anttila, T., Gronow, A., Ocelík, P., Schmidt, L. and Delicado, A., (2021). Information exchange networks at the climate science‐policy interface: Evidence from the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, and Portugal. Governance, 34(1), pp.211-228.

Gronow, A., Wagner, P. and Ylä‐Anttila, T., (2020). Explaining collaboration in consensual and conflictual governance networks. Public Administration, 98(3), pp.730-745.

Wagner, P.M. and Ylä-Anttila, T., (2020). Can policy forums overcome echo chamber effects by enabling policy learning? Evidence from the Irish climate change policy network. Journal of Public Policy, 40(2), pp.194-211.

Wagner, P. and Ylä-Anttila, T. (2018). Who got their way? Advocacy coalitions and the Irish climate change law. Environmental Politics, 27 (5), 872 – 891

Wagner, P., and Payne, D. (2017). Trends, frames and discourse networks: analysing the coverage of climate change in Irish newspapers. Irish Journal of Sociology, 25(1), 5-28