The Center bridges the gap between ideas and action with data-driven analysis and research that focuses on improving our community. We help government, non-profit, and private organizations work together, apply evidence-based research, and create solutions that achieve results. As we build to our big premiere, check out this last excerpt from our new promotional video, […]
Academic Research Archives - University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
Faculty collaboration and academic research are central to the work we do here at the Center. We strive to make research more engaged and applicable to Nebraska issues and help translate this work into action. As we build to our big premiere, check out this second excerpt from our new promotional video, which features Dr. […]
Our team of researchers work around the state and the country, sharing their research and offering training on disaster preparedness and response. We work to help Nebraskans effectively respond to the psychological effects of terrorism and disaster. As we build to our big premiere, check out this first excerpt from our new promotional video, which […]
After more than twenty years working to improve communities around Nebraska, the Public Policy Center is proud to share some of the work we do around the state in a brand new promotional video.
Muhlberger, P. (2018). Stealth Democracy: Authoritarianism and Democratic Deliberation. Journal of Public Deliberation, 14(2), 1–38.
For the first time, emergency managers and community planners have guidance on how to use the federal Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment process to prepare for drought. Developers of a new online, multi-media Drought THIRA Toolkit.
PytlikZillig, L., Hutchens, M., Muhlberger, P., Gonzalez, F. & Tomkins., A. (2018) Deliberative Public Engagement with Science: An Empirical Investigation. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Open. Read Full Text Here
The Public Engagement Pilot Initiative is a joint collaboration of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center. The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is initiating up to six pilot projects to learn more about how courts can best engage the public to overcome social inequities and […]
Prescribed fire is critical for reducing catastrophic wildfires and sustaining healthy ecosystems. Yet the technology to support fire ignition and monitoring remains stagnant, risky, and expensive. This project aims to develop the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology that can transform prescribed fire ignition and monitoring by: 1) enabling the communication between UASs and humans by […]
This project brings together practitioner experts from the College of Law, the Mediation Center, and the Office of Dispute Resolution, with research experts from the Public Policy Center, to conduct a pilot project and generate data that will be leveraged to apply for an NSF Law and Social Sciences grant. The team’s long-term goal is […]