ACTIVE PROJECTS:

THE CLIMATE CONSTITUENCIES PROJET

This project studies how climate policy networks around the United States are evolving. It documents the ideological and policy networks operating at the state and federal levels on climate/clean energy issues and observes how they are changing over time. The research maps out what clusters are forming around particular climate-related issues, what explains the formation of these clusters, and how they are related to specific policy actors.  This project is funded by the MacArthur Foundation.

Details on this project (including papers, data, and code). 

 

THE PROTEST PROJECT

This project analyzes the people who participate in large-scale protest events around the world: who are they, what motivates them to protest, and how are they connected to one another. Current research on this project is focusing on analyzing data collected from the Women's March on Washington (21 January 2017), the March for Science (22 April 2017), and the People's Climate March (29 April 2017).  Much of this research is being synthesized in  American Resistance (Under Contract, Columbia University Press).

Details on this project (including links to papers, data, and code).

 

PROJECTS THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY ACTIVE:

THE STEWARDSHIP MAPPING AND ASSESSMENT PROJECT (STEW-MAP)

This project, which is a collaboration with colleagues at the US Forest Service, studies how civic groups are working together to steward their local communities in cities in the United States. Funded by the US Forest Service (USFS) and a grant from the National Science Foundation, we studied these groups in New York City starting in 2007. More recently, we conducted a similar census of groups in Philadelphia. These data arel being analyzed and compared with other cities.

The USFS manages a website for cities doing STEW-MAP analyses.

 

department of sociology ▪ university of maryland ▪ drfisher@umd.edu