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About Michael S. Givel

My current research agenda includes examining and building upon public policy theory, comparative public policy, complexity and public policy, well being and public policy, corporate actions and policy, and public health policy. My policy theory research addresses the nature of policy change including complexity and who may dominate in the policy process including the theories of social policy realism and critical realism. My comparative public policy research includes an examination of global well being indicators that review objective and subjective indications of societal progress based on an integration of social, economic, and environmental factors. My health policy research examines the nexus between policy making and economic factors in the area of tobacco policy.


Present Faculty Member, Policy Studies Organization
Present Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Oklahoma

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Health policy, Policy process theory, Urban policy and politics, Critical governance and public policy, and Comparative public policy

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Honors and Awards

  • Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society
  • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2006-2010
  • First U.S. Fulbright to Bhutan, 2009
  • Named as One of Top 100 Alumni Authors for University of California, Riverside, Alumni Association’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
  • Who's Who in America, 2010-2011

Contact Information

455 West Lindsey, Room 205
Norman, Oklahoma, 73019


Articles (22)

Books (1)

Contributions to Books (1)

Other (7)