Panel at ICPP5 – “Problem Structures and the Policy Process”

  • DATE / TIME:
    2021/07/08    10:00 - 17:00

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    Organisers: University of Stuttgart, UNU-FLORES


    Morning session (8 July 2021, 10:00am):

    • Nick Turnbull, University of Manchester and Robert Hoppe, University of Twente
    • Priyanshu Gupta, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and Rajesh Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
    • Herlin Chien, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
    • Sabrina Kirschke, United Nations University and Hannah Kosow, ZIRIUS University of Stuttgart

    Afternoon session (8 July 2021, 2:00pm):

    • Johanna Lönngren, Umeå University and Katrien van Poeck, Universiteit Gent
    • Vanessa Schweizer, University of Waterloo, Christina Comeau, Royal Roads University, Natalya Siddhantakar, University of Waterloo and Naresh Singh, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, O.P.Jindal Global University
    • Sonia Gatchair, University of the West Indies and Eris Schoburgh, University of the West Indies
    • Ines Dombrowsky, German Development Institute and Andrea Lenschow, University of Osnabrueck


    Resource Nexus problems are increasingly described along with structural characteristics such as wickedness or complexity. At the 5th International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP5) taking place 6–9 July 2021 in Barcelona, UNU-FLORES and the University of Stuttgart will organise the panel ‘Problem Structures and the Policy Process’ to discuss the effects of these problem structures along the policy process, particularly in policy design.

    Chaired by Dr Sabrina Kirschke (UNU-FLORES) and Dr Hannah Kosow (University of Stuttgart), the panel, which includes two sessions, aims to achieve a more advanced understanding of the role of problem structures throughout the policy process, exploring the following:

    • Potential structural characteristics of public policy challenges
    • Potential impact of problem structures on policy processes
    • Actual effects on policy processes across a range of policy fields from the environment to health

    Addressing these questions shall advance our understanding of the role of structures in the analysis of public policy analysis, and therefore also support the generation of lessons learned across policy fields.

    More information on the panel

    The programme can be found here.


    The International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP) is a biannual conference. The 2021 conference is organised by Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).