Michael spoke with Chris Weible, a professor at the school of public affairs, University of Colorado, Denver. Chris is also the director of his school’s PhD program, and a co-director with Tanya Heikkila of the Workshop on Policy Process Research (WOPPR).
Chris is a leading figure on the field of policy studies, and Michael and Chris discussed the use of a popular policy process tool, the advocacy coalition framework, as well is Chris’ developing interdisciplinary work on the role of emotions and interpretivist perspectives in policy process studies.
Paper that Chris mentions towards the end of the interview: Durnová, A. P., and C. M. Weible. 2020. Tempest in a teapot? Toward new collaborations between mainstream policy process studies and interpretive policy studies. Policy sciences.