Quissell Presents Research at International Public Policy Association’s International Conference in Montreal

Dr. Kathryn Quissell is presenting two of her latest research projects at the International Public Policy Association’s International Conference, taking place in Montreal, Canada from June 26th-28th. Her first project, titled Deserving Dependents and Culpable Contenders examines how the social construction and power of policy target groups shape resource allocation for HIV/AIDS treatment in South Africa in unusual ways. This presentation is part of a larger panel examining the usefulness of U.S.-based policy theories in understanding health reform in low and middle-income countries. Dr. Quissell is also co-chairing a panel entitled Depolarizing the Policy Process: How Can Rational Policymaking and Evidence Use Be Achieved in the Face of Polarization and Populist Pressures? In addition to co-chairing, she will be presenting new theoretical work on understanding the psychological drivers of polarization, and how to study the micro-foundations of policy conflict using illustrative cases of human rights and infectious disease policies.

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