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2016 - ICA's 66th Annual Conference Pages: unavailable || Words: unavailable || 
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1. Neff, Gina. and Nagy, Peter. "Symbiotic Agency: Rethinking Theories of Agency Across Technological and Social Contexts" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ICA's 66th Annual Conference, Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk, Fukuoka, Japan, Jun 09, 2016 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2018-09-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1108460_index.html>
Publication Type: Session Paper
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: In this essay, we argue that the debate in communication technology theory on agency versus social determinism hindered the evolution of theory about agency across the social sciences. We argue that framing the technological determinism debate in terms of human versus nonhuman, or social versus technological influences, misleads scholars because such a frame implies fundamental differences between users and artifacts, differences that are destabilized by emerging communication technologies, and structures. By combining Science and Technology Studies, communication and media studies theories, and the social-cognitive concept of agency from psychology, we suggest how to build a better theory that evolves beyond the social/technological dualism. First we simplify and clarify a definition of agency as what users, actors, and tools do when interacting with complex technological systems. We then use the concept of symbiosis to illustrate human-technology interaction and develop the concept of symbiotic agency that captures the idea of human-technology synergy.

2005 - American Political Science Association Pages: 24 pages || Words: 6183 words || 
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2. Woods, Neal. "Pluralism, Agency Autonomy, or Bureaucratic Capture? Public Participation in State Agency Rulemaking" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, Sep 01, 2005 <Not Available>. 2018-09-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p41206_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: A substantial body of legislation has emerged at all levels of government which installs procedural mechanisms designed to promote public involvement in administrative rulemaking. Depending upon the literature one consults, one could come to the conclusion that these procedures should enhance regulatory stringency by fostering access by previously underrepresented groups, reduce regulatory stringency by institutionalizing access by regulated industries, or have no effect. Using pooled cross-sectional time-series analysis of state environmental compliance costs, this study investigates whether a variety of mechanisms designed to promote public access to administrative rulemaking affect the stringency of environmental regulation. The results suggest that mechanisms which provide direct access to rulemaking processes tend to decrease the aggressiveness of environmental regulation, but that this impact may be mitigated somewhat by increased public notification of agency rulemaking actions.

2007 - Midwest Political Science Association Pages: 28 pages || Words: 10588 words || 
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3. Yackee, Jason. and Yackee, Susan. "Is Federal Agency Rulemaking “Ossified”? The Effects of Procedural Constraints on Agency Policymaking" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, IL, Apr 12, 2007 <Not Available>. 2018-09-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p196711_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: We provide the first empirical assessment of the “ossification thesis,” one of the most prominent arguments in the administrative rulemaking literature. Ossification theorists argue that procedural constraints imposed by the President, Congress, and the courts have greatly hindered the ability of federal agencies to formulate policy through notice and comment rulemaking. Using data on all federal rulemakings from 1983 to 2006, we analyze both the volume of rulemaking and the amount of time that it takes agencies to push rules through the administrative process. We find little support for the ossification thesis. Agencies appear readily able to issue a sizeable number of rules, and do so, on average, relatively quickly. Furthermore, we present results from a Cox proportional hazard model of the rulemaking process that shows that several key procedural constraints actually speed up agency rulemaking—a finding directly contrary to what ossification theory predicts. These results suggest that the political branches of government may increase their oversight of federal agencies without unduly hindering the ability of agencies to write regulations.

2006 - The Midwest Political Science Association Words: 41 words || 
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4. Scholl, Lynn. "Lobbying by Transportation Agencies: A Case Study of Four Bay Area Agencies from 2001-2004" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Midwest Political Science Association, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, <Not Available>. 2018-09-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p137228_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Using fours years of lobbying reports and the results of interviews, we examine how Bay Area agencies use their resources to lobby the state and federal legislatures and compare each agency?s agenda to issues identified in planning documents and by k

2016 - AAAL Annual Conference Words: 48 words || 
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5. Gkonou, Christina. and Miller, Elizabeth. "The Dialogism of Teacher Identity and Agency and Language Learner Anxiety and Agency in Greek EFL Classrooms" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the AAAL Annual Conference, Hilton Orlando, Orlando, Florida, <Not Available>. 2018-09-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1074698_index.html>
Publication Type: Colloquium Paper
Abstract: This study draws on interviews with eight EFL teachers in Greece. Adopting a dialogic perspective, it explores the dilemmas or tensions that constitute teacher identity and the complexity and mutability of teacher agency in relation to their efforts to reduce language learner anxiety and enable their students’ agency.

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