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My name is Alfredo Ramiro Berardo (I go by Ramiro!) and I’m an Associate Professor in School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University.
I was born and raised in Argentina, where I earned my bachelors degree in Political Science in 1996 from the Catholic University of Córdoba. In 2001 I moved to the U.S., where I got my Ph.D. in Political Science from Florida State University in December of 2006. I've held previous academic positions at the University of Arizona and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
My research has been funded by The National Science Foundation and the Argentinian National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). Most of my research focuses on understanding how complex governance systems operate, with an emphasis on understanding how policy networks engender collaborative efforts among policy stakeholders. For more information, click on the "Environmental Governance Lab" option in the menu bar.
Other research interests include the study of theories of the policy process, communication flows in policy networks and their effect on organizational and individual behavior, and the interactive force of environmental crises and weak formal institutions as triggers for political conflict in local and regional arenas. Here you'll find information about my research and teaching.
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