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Presentation
Mental Models and the Robustness of Institutions: Lessons for Mitigation and Adaption Strategies at the Regional Government Level
Urban Affairs Association Conference, [San Diego, CA] (2016)
  • Michail Fragkias, Boise State University
  • Susan Mason, Boise State University
Abstract
This paper analyzes the involvement of U.S. metropolitan planning organizations in climate change. The authors investigated the structural impact of mental models and robustness of the organizations in their engagement on climate change policy. They found the importance of robustness to be mixed but mental models on climate change played a significant role in involvement in climate change policy, in particular, the perceived degree of concern about climate change issues within an organization and the belief in the anthropogenic nature of climate change predicted engagement in climate change policy.
Disciplines
Publication Date
March 17, 2016
Citation Information
Michail Fragkias and Susan Mason. "Mental Models and the Robustness of Institutions: Lessons for Mitigation and Adaption Strategies at the Regional Government Level" Urban Affairs Association Conference, [San Diego, CA] (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/susan_mason/51/