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									Thomas A. Birkland
An Introduction to the Policy Process: Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy
Making (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2001).
After Disaster: Agenda Setting, Public Policy, and Focusing Events. (Washington:
Georgetown University Press, 1997).
Scholarly Articles
2003 “River Ecology and Flood Hazard Mitigation” with Raymond J. Burby, David
     Conrad, Hanna Cortner, and William Michener. Natural Hazards Review.
     Forthcoming, February.
2002 “Policy Evaluation in a Challenging Authorizing Environment: Intergovernmental
     and Interorganizational Factors,” with Joanne G. Carman and Kimberly
     Fredericks. Special Issue, “Responding to Sponsors and Stakeholders in Complex
     Evaluation Environments” New Directions for Evaluation 95 (September).
2002 Thomas A. Birkland and Regina Lawrence. "The Social and Political Meaning of
     the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill," Spill Science and Technology Bulletin 7(3-4).
2001 Thomas A. Birkland and Radhika Nath, "Business and the Political Dimension in
     Disaster Management,” Journal of Public Policy 20(3): 279-303.
2001 “Scientists and Coastal Hazards: Opportunities for Participation and Policy
     Change,” Environmental Geosciences 8(1): 61-67.
1998 “Focusing Events, Mobilization, and Agenda Setting.” Journal of Public Policy
     18(1): 53-74.
1998 Scott Barclay and Thomas A. Birkland. “Law, Policy Making, and the Policy
     Process: Closing the Gaps” Policy Studies Journal 26(2): 277-243 (1998).
1998 “In the Wake of the Exxon Valdez: How Environmental Disasters Can Spur Policy
     Change," Environment 40(7): 4-9; 27-32.
1998 "Disasters and the Courts' Agenda," Judges’ Journal 37(4): 7-11.
1997 "Factors Inhibiting a National Hurricane Policy," Coastal Management 25(4):
1996 "Natural Disasters as Focusing Events: Policy Communities and Political
     Response." International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 14(2): 221-
1994 Peter J. May and Thomas A. Birkland. "Earthquake Risk Reduction: An
     Examination of Local Regulatory Efforts." Environmental Management 18: 923-
1991 Christine Bishop-Edkins and Thomas A. Birkland. "Integrating Strategic Planning
     and Budgeting: A Case Study at the New Jersey Department of Transportation."
     Transportation Research Record 1305: 147-152.
Invited Constributions, Editorials, and Other Work
2002 “New York's Beasts of Burden: Counties are creatures of the state, so mandates
     come with the turf.” Newsday (Long Island), September 13,.
2001 “Expertise and Policy Change After „Focusing Events,” Journal of Urban
     Technology 8(3): 122-124. (Part of a series of articles titled “After September
2001 “Our Political System Will Keep Doing its Job,” Albany (NY) Times Union,
     September 30.
2000 “Earthquakes and Weather: Lessons for Policy and Science,” Guest editorial in
     Weatherzine edition 21 (April). On-line newsletter available at
Book Chapters, Encyclopedias, Edited Volumes
2002 Various entries in The Encyclopedia of New York State. Scheduled for publication
     by Syracuse University Press in 2003.
2001 Thomas A. Birkland and Regina G. Lawrence. "The Exxon Valdez and Alaska in
     the American Imagination" in Steven Biel, ed. American Disasters. (New York:
     New York University Press).
2001 Birkland, Thomas A. and Jennifer Krausnick. Forthcoming, 2001 “Information
     Needs for Sustainable Development.” Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems
     (ELOSS), sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural
     Organization (UNESCO) and EOLSS Publishers.
Under Review
Regina Lawrence and Thomas A. Birkland. "Guns, Hollywood, and Criminal Justice:
Defining the School Shootings Problem across Public Arenas." Submitted to Social
Science Quarterly, June 2002. Returned with advice to revise and resubmit, September
“Everything Has Changed—Or Has It? Policy Change in the Months after September
11.” Submitted September 2002 for a symposium issue of Review of Policy Research
(formerly Policy Studies Review).
Work in Development
Learning from Disaster. Georgetown University Press. Contract executed November
2002 for manuscript delivery in November 2003.
The State of the Hudson: Science and Society along New York’s Legendary River, with
Gary Kleppel, George Robinson, and David Sampson. Advance book contract executed
December 2001 with State University of New York Press stipulating manuscript delivery
in 2004.
"Some Determinants of State Building Code Effectiveness" with Alka Sapat. Targeted for
submission to the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
"Best Practices in Natural Hazard Mitigation," with Alka Sapat. Targeted for submission
to Public Administration Review.

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