Professor Jones is currently an Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech’s Center for
Public Administration and Policy. He received his PhD in Political Science in 2010 from
the University of Oklahoma and holds an MA and BS in Political Science, both granted from
Idaho State University. His research focuses on the role and influence of narrative in
public policy processes, outcomes, and science communication. 

The Narrative Policy Framework: Theory

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Policy Narratives and Policy Processes (with Shanahan A. Elizabeth Dr. and McBeth K. Mark Dr.), Policy Studies Journal (2011)

The Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF) has influenced a generation of policy scholars with its emphasis...

 

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Narrative Policy Framework: Clear Enough to be Wrong? (with Mark K. McBeth), Policy Studies Journal (2010)

Narratives are increasingly subject to empirical study in a wide variety of disciplines. However, in...

 

The Narrative Policy Framework: Applications

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An Angel on the Wind: How Heroic Policy Narratives Shape Policy Realities (with Elizabeth A. Shanahan Dr., Mark K. McBeth Dr., and Ross R. Lane), Policy Studies Journal (2013)

Narrative Policy Framework (NPF) is a new and maturing theory of the policy process that...

 

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Cultural Characters and Climate Change: How Heroes Shape Our Perception of Climate Science, Social Science Quarterly (2013)

Objective: This research examines how narrative communication structures influence the public's perceptions of risk and...

 

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Making Sense of Climate Change: How Story Frames Shape Cognition (with Song Geoboo Dr.), Political Psychology (2013)

In 2006, Adam J. Berinsky and Donald R. Kinder published findings in the Journal of...

 

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Heroes and Villains: Cultural Narratives, Mass Opinions, and Climate Change (2010)

Global climate change is easily identified as one of the most pressing and contentious policy...

 

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“The Science of Storytelling: Measuring Policy Beliefs in Greater Yellowstone” (with Mark K. McBeth and Elizabeth A. Shanahan), Society and Natural Resources (2005)

This study of Greater Yellowstone interest groups uses a mixed methodology that addresses methodological criticisms...

 

The Policy Process

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Social Construction and Policy Design: A Review of Past Applications (with Jonathan J. Pierce, Siddiki Saba, Kristen Schumacher, Andrew Pattison, and Holly Peterson), Policy Studies Journal (2014)

One of the leading theories for understanding the policy process is the theory of social...

 

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Trans-Subsystem Dynamics: Policy Topography, Mass Opinion, and Policy Change (with Hank C. Jenkins-smith), The Policy Studies Journal (2009)

We argue that the treatment of trans-subsystem change, and particularly the role of public opinion...

 

Cultural Theory

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Reconsidering the Relationship Between Cultural Theory, Political Ideology, and Political Knowledge (with Ripberger T. Joseph, Song Geoboo, Nowling C. Matthew, and Hank C. Jenkins-Smith), Social Science Quarterly (2012)

Objective Social scientists from a variety of disciplines have employed concepts drawn from cultural theory...

 

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Leading the Way to Compromise? Cultural Theory and Climate Change Opinion, PS: Political Science & Politics (2011)

Climate change is easily one of the most contentious policy problems facing the United States....

 

Elections

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Mind the Gap? Political Advertisements and Congressional Election Results (with Jorgensen D. Paul), Journal of Political Marketing (2012)

Do political television advertisements influence congressional election results? We test a hypothesis that candidates increase...