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Carol Hager

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Carol Hager is interested in grassroots citizen participation, particularly in issue areas with high technical content.  In her 1995 book, Technological Democracy:  Bureaucracy and Citizenry in the German Energy Debate, she analyzed the evolution of citizen participation in Germany from mass protest to the formation of green parties and voting lists.  Her subsequent publications have dealt with different forms of community involvement in land use planning and energy policy making in the U.S., Great Britain, and Germany, with a focus on processes of conflict and collaboration. Her new book, NIMBY is Beautiful: Local Activism and Environmental Innovation Around the World (co-edited with Mary Alice Haddad), will be released in March 2015. Prof. Hager teaches courses in comparative politics, environmental politics, comparative public policy, technology and politics, comparative social movements, and German/European politics.  A long-time contributor to the Environmental Studies program, she also co-founded BMC's New Media Project and serves as Director of the Center for the Social Sciences.

Carol Hager earned her B.A. in German from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  She received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from the University of California, San Diego