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University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Peer Reviewed Publications

Public Input for Municipal Policymaking

Tomkins, A. J., PytlikZillig, L. M., Herian, M. N., Abdel-Monem, T., & Hamm, J. A. (2010, May 17-20). Public input for municipal policymaking: Engagement methods and their impact on trust and confidence. Paper presented at the 11th Annual Conference on Digital Government Research, Public Administration Online: Challenges and Opportunities, Puebla, Mexico.

Author: Tarik Abdel Monem, Mitchel N. Herian, Lisa PytlikZillig, Alan Tomkins,

Social Justice and Water Sustainability and Management

Bornstein, B.H., Tomkins, A.J., Michaels, S., Samal, A., Nam, Y., Zellmer, S. Hoagland, K., & Olson, D. (2009).Social justice and water sustainability and management. In A. Kakanowski & M. Narusevich (Eds.), Handbook of Social Justice. (pp. 271-282). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Author: Alan Tomkins, Brian Bornstein, Ashok Samal, Sarah Michaels,

Automated and Hand­-Coded Measurement of Deliberative Quality in Online Policy Discussions

Muhlberger, P., & Stromer-Galley, J. (2009b). Automated and Hand-Coded Measurement of Deliberative Quality in Online Policy Discussions. In Proceedings of the 10th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research: Social Networks: Making Connections between Citizens, Data and Government (Vol. 290, pp. 35–41). Digital Government Society of North America.

Author: Peter Muhlberger,

The Deliberative E-Rulemaking Project (DeER): Improving Federal Agency Rulemaking Via Natural Language Processing and Citizen Dialogue

Muhlberger, P., Webb, N., & Stromer-Galley, J. (2008a). The Deliberative E-Rulemaking Project (DeER): Improving Federal Agency Rulemaking Via Natural Language Processing and Citizen Dialogue. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series: Proceedings of the 9th Annual International Digital Government Research Conference, DG.O 2008, 289, 403–404.

Author: Peter Muhlberger,

Constructs of Justice: Beyond Civil Litigation

Tomkins, A.J. & Applequist, K. (2008).Constructs of justice: Beyond civil litigation. In B.H. Bornstein, R.L. Wiener, R.F. Schopp, & S.L. Willborn (Eds.), Civil Juries and Civil Justice: Psychological and Legal Perspectives (pp. 257-272). New York: Springer.

Author: Alan Tomkins,