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Dr Lorien Jasny

Senior Lecturer

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Research interests

 Social Networks, Political Behaviour, Environmental Management, Social Movements

Biography

 I am a computational social scientist. My work focuses on questions of public involvement and engagement in environmental decision making. In my research I explore two related themes – how the structure and dynamics of inter-organizational networks affect policy change, and how the structure and dynamics of belief networks affect behavioral change. Substantively, I study how people try to bring about societal change in response to political and environmental concerns. Methodologically, the need to grapple with these often complex phenomena requires the use and development of techniques for handling large, dynamic, and relational datasets.