On the Acoustics of Policy Learning : Can Co-Participation in Policy Forums Break Up Echo Chambers?

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dc.contributor.author Malkamaki, Arttu
dc.contributor.author Wagner, Paul M.
dc.contributor.author Brockhaus, Maria
dc.contributor.author Toppinen, Anne
dc.contributor.author Yla-Anttila, Tuomas
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-12T00:07:38Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-18T03:45:57Z
dc.date.issued 2021-05
dc.identifier.citation Malkamaki , A , Wagner , P M , Brockhaus , M , Toppinen , A & Yla-Anttila , T 2021 , ' On the Acoustics of Policy Learning : Can Co-Participation in Policy Forums Break Up Echo Chambers? ' , Policy Studies Journal , vol. 49 , no. 2 , pp. 431-456 . https://doi.org/10.1111/psj.12378
dc.identifier.other PURE: 129670898
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 353006bd-a01d-4d8b-a516-7997c9539c42
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000502271500001
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85076848920
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-0910-1505/work/96681945
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-6908-3495/work/96682390
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-7751-8831/work/96684577
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-7348-4921/work/96684998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/337375
dc.description.abstract Overcoming common-pool resource dilemmas requires learning across different sectors of society. However, policy actors frequently entrench themselves in so-called echo chambers by preferring to rely on information from those whose policy beliefs resemble their own. Policy forums can reduce the limiting effects of echo chambers by encouraging actors with diverse knowledge bases to exchange information and learn from one another. This paper applies exponential random graph models to network data from the South African tree plantation policy domain to investigate how belief homophily, reputational influence, and forum co-participation shape information exchange behavior. Results show that echo chambers are important determinants of information exchange ties and that reputational influence is likely to "deepen" the echo. Results also show that the more forums that a pair of actors co-participate in, the more likely they are to exchange information. This applies to information exchange generally, as well as information exchange with trusted partners. Findings indicate that forums enable both cognitive learning (as knowledge gains) and relational learning (as improved relations). Nonetheless, when echo chambers are strong, and many forums are polarized, then forum co-participation may not break up echo chambers. en
dc.format.extent 26
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Policy Studies Journal
dc.rights unspecified
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject collaborative governance
dc.subject forest landscape restoration
dc.subject policy forums
dc.subject policy networks
dc.subject social learning
dc.subject South Africa
dc.subject 1172 Environmental sciences
dc.subject 4112 Forestry
dc.subject 517 Political science
dc.title On the Acoustics of Policy Learning : Can Co-Participation in Policy Forums Break Up Echo Chambers? en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.contributor.organization Political Science
dc.contributor.organization International Forest Policy
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
dc.contributor.organization Forest Economics, Business and Society
dc.contributor.organization Department of Forest Sciences
dc.contributor.organization Forest Bioeconomy, Business and Sustainability
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1111/psj.12378
dc.relation.issn 0190-292X
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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