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John Scholz

Eppes Professor

Tel: 850.644.7304
Office: 542 Bellamy Building
Email: John.Scholz@fsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., University of California/Berkeley, 1978. Major research and teaching interests include public policy, public administration, political economy, and institutional collective action.

Research Agenda:

Scholz has analyzed government regulatory policies from the federal to the local level involving issues of occupational safety and health, water pollution, and taxation, focusing in particular on enforcement and compliance issues. His current research analyzes the problems of developing and maintaining cooperative solutions to collective action problems, emphasizing the role of policy networks, private partnerships, and collaborative government programs in resolving collective problems involved in resource management. For example, his recently coedited book, Adaptive Governance and Water Conflict, analyzes the problems of fragmented authority in water policy and the challenges facing agencies and stakeholders in developing innovative approaches to develop integrated solutions to water conflicts. He directs the NSF-funded study “Information or Credibility? Policy Networks and the Evolution of Cooperation” (www.watergovernance.net) that explores the dynamics of policy networks and their impact on water policies.

Undergraduate Courses:

POS4034: Organizations and Public Policy

Graduate Courses:

PUP5005: Introduction to Public Policy: Institutions, Choice, and Governance
POS5032: Adaptive Governance and Water Conflict
PUP6910: Advanced Research Seminar in Public Policy (Policy Networks)