SAVE THE DATE: Conference on Policy Process Research 2023

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Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO

Denver, Colorado

Advancing Policy Process Theories and Methods

Call for papers, roundtables panels and workshops coming soon!

The Conference on Policy Process Research (COPPR) mission is to advance the scholarship of policy process theory and methods. It embraces a broad interpretation of theories and methods, supporting a plurality of theoretical perspectives. It welcomes both emergent and established theories and methods and questions of what it means to conduct science and engage with our communities. COPPR seeks to support both established and emerging research communities and build bridges among them. COPPR includes critical assessments of the lessons learned from the past, challenges to contemporary boundaries, proposals for innovative research agendas, and arguments of what our future should be.
COPPR targets seven components of policy process research:

  1. Advancing research within policy process theories and methods;
  2. Developing connections between different theories and methods;
  3. Establishing a critical, constructive, creative, and congenial culture;  
  4. Enlarging the network among policy process researchers, particularly among under-represented and minority communities;
  5. Mentoring students and early career researchers;
  6. Learning from our history and supporting innovative and emergent ideas for our future;
  7. Engaging the challenges facing society and developing scholarship that advances human dignity. 



Tanya Heikkila and Chris Weible, University of Colorado Denver; Michael D. Jones, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Policy & Politics
Policy Studies Journal


Gwen Arnold, University of California, Davis; Paul Cairney, University of Stirling
Claire Dunlop, University of Exeter, UK; Raul Pacheco-Vega, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO); Evangelia Petridou, Mid Sweden University; Osmany Porto de Oliveira, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo; Caroline Schlaufer, University of Bern; Saba Siddiki, Syracuse University; Mallory SoRelle, Duke University; Samuel Workman, West Virginia University


School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver; Center for Policy and Democracy, University of Colorado Denver; University of Tennessee, Knoxville Department of Political Science; Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, University of Tennessee; Linda and Peter deLeon Fund for Policy and Democracy


The COPPR 2023 is hosted by the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado, Denver, in Denver, U.S.A. Denver is the capital of Colorado and the second-largest city in the Mountain West region of the United States. Known as "The Mile-High City", Denver sits at an altitude of 5,280 feet (1,600 m) above sea level and lies where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains. Denver is home to nearly 700,000 people in a fast-growing metropolitan area of nearly 3.5 million people. The city embraces its cowboy and mining past but also looks toward the future with a thriving innovative economy, vibrant arts scene, dozens of great outdoor festivals, and distinct neighborhoods, each offering a unique experience. You'll find everything a cosmopolitan city has to offer, including spectacular views of, and easy access to, the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Downtown Denver and the campus is approximately 26 miles from the airport and takes 40 minutes by light rail. Information about recommended lodging will be provided in fall 2022.


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