Rebecca Moody (1981) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Currently she is working on the project Visual Culture and Public Policy Making.
Moody studied political science, and specifically the field of international relations at the University of Leiden. In June 2005 she obtained her Masters degree on the basis of her thesis on coalition formation strategies in the United Nations Security Council.
In September 2005 she has started her PhD project regarding the influence of Geographical Information Systems on policy design and agenda-setting at the department of Public Administration at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She specifically focuses on how forms of ICT such as Geographical Information Systems can help or hinder issues from reaching the political agenda and how processes of policy design might be altered by the use of Geographical Information Systems. Rebecca hopes to obtain the degree of PhD on the basis of this research in February 2010.
Furthermore, in 2008 she has cooperated in an NWO funded research on the influence of Web 2.0 technologies on processes of micro mobilization. In this project it was researched how, individuals, hoping to gain political attention for their issue, used Web 2.0 technologies to attain their goal. The project focuses on the relation between traditional and new media in these processes.
In January 2010 Rebecca started her post doc position at the Erasmus Studio. In her research she will focus on visual culture. New technologies for distributing but also creating visual images can have a profound impact on the way public policy is made. This impact, whether it is present, and if so, in which way, will be researched. Next to the new technologies also traditional technologies for creating and distributing visual images will be looked at. The aim of the research is to find how these technologies influence public policy making. The relation between government and citizens will be looked at but also the relation between experts and scholars among each other, as well as in relationship to the government.
Work in Progress
- Moody, R.F.I. & Gerrits, L. (2014). Values in computational models revalued: the Influence of designing computational models on public decision-making processes. In Policy practice and digital science: Integrating complex systems, social simulation and public administration in policy research. Springer Science.
- Bekkers, V.J.J.M. & Moody, R.F.I. (2014). Accountability and the framing power of visual technology. How do visual reconstructions of incidents influence public and political accountability discussions. The Information Society, 20(2), 144-158.
- Bekkers, V.J.J.M., Moody, R.F.I. & Edwards, A.R. (2011). Micro-mobilization, social media and coping strategies: some Dutch experiences. Policy & Internet, 3(4).
- Bekkers, V.J.J.M. & Moody, R.F.I. (2011). Visual Events and Electronic Government: What do pictures mean in digital. Government Information Quarterly, 28, 457-465.
- Moody, R.F.I. (2011). The Power of the Visual in the Policy Process in two Dutch Cases. In M Janssen, A Macintosh, H.J. Scholl, E Tambouris, M.A Wimmer, H Bruijn, de & Y-H Tan (Eds.), Electronic Government and Electronic Participation (pp. 91-101). Linz: Trauner Verlag.
- Hosli, M, Moody, R.F.I., O'Donovan, B, Kaniovski, S & Little, C.H. (2011). Squaring the circle? Collective and distributive effects of United Nations Security Council reform. Review of International Organisations, 6(2), 163-187.
- Drechsler, W, Moody, R.F.I., Pollitt, C. & Vintar, M (2011). Public Management Now and in the Future: Does technology matter? Introduction. The NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy, 3(2), 9-11.
- Gerrits, L. & Moody, R.F.I. (2011). Envisaging Futures: An Analysis Of The Use Of Computational Models In Complex Public Decision Making Processes. Emergence: Complexity and Organization, 13(1-2), 96-114.
- Bekkers, V.J.J.M., Beunders, H.J.G., Edwards, A.R. & Moody, R.F.I. (2011). New media, micromobilization, and political agenda setting: crossover effects in political mobilization and media usage. The Information Society, 27(4), 1-11.[go to publisher's site]
- Bekkers, V.J.J.M., Edwards, A.R., Moody, R.F.I. & Beunders, H.J.G. (2011). Caught by surprise? Micro-mobilization, new media and the management of strategic surprises. Public Management Review (print), 13(7), 1003-1021.
- Bekkers, V.J.J.M., Beunders, H.J.G., Edwards, A.R. & Moody, R.F.I. (2009). De Virtuele Lont in het Kruitvat: Welke rol spelen de oude en nieuwe media in de micromobilisatie van burgers en hun strijd om politieke aandacht? Den Haag: Lemma.
Book Contributions (9)
- Moody, R.F.I., Kouw, M & Bekkers, V.J.J.M. (2013). Virtually Visual: the visual rethoric of geographical information systems in policy making. In P Wouters, A Beaulieu, A Scharnhorst & S Wyatt (Eds.), Virtual Knowledge. Experimenting in the Humanities and the Social Sciences (pp. 127-150). Cambridge: The MIT Press.
- Bekkers, V.J.J.M., Edwards, A.R. & Moody, R.F.I. (2012). Micro-mobilization, new media power and the management of strategic surprises. In I. Snellen, M. Thaens & W. van de Donk (Eds.), Public Administration in the Information Age: Revisited (Innovation in the public sector, 19) (pp. 93-115). Amsterdam: IOS Press.
- Moody, R.F.I. & Bekkers, V.J.J.M. (2012). Visual Connections: The power of the visual in the policy process in two Dutch. In M Fenger & V Bekkers (Eds.), Beyond Fragmentation and Interconnectivity. Public Governance and the Search for Connective Capacity (pp. 114-128). Amsterdam: IOS Press.
- Gerrits, L. & Moody, R.F.I. (2011). Envisaging futures: Analyzing the use of computational models in public decision making. In K. Richardson & A. Tait (Eds.), Applications in Complexity Science: Tools for Managing Complex Socio-Technical Systems. Litchfield Pk, AZ: Emergent Publications.
- Moody, R.F.I., Kool, D. de & Bekkers, V.J.J.M. (2010). Virtual Neighborhoods and E-Government: A Case Study Comparison. In C.G Reddick (Ed.), Politics, Democracy and E-Government: Participation and Service Delivery (pp. 402-416). Hershey: IGI Global Publishing.
- Bekkers, V.J.J.M. & Moody, R.F.I. (2009). Visual Culture and Electronic Government: Exploring a New Generation of E-Government. In M.A Wimmer (Ed.), Electronic Government (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) (pp. 257-269). Heidelberg/New York: Springer.
- Moody, R.F.I. (2008). Has Incrementalism Murdered the Hype? An Assessment of the Actual and Potiential Use of Geographical Information Systems in Policy Design. In A. Meijer, K. Boersma & P. Wagenaar (Eds.), Citizens & Governance: After the Hype! Amsterdam: IOS Press.
- Moody, R.F.I. (2007). Assessing the Role of GIS in E-Government. A Tale of E-Participation in Two Cities. In M.J. Wimmer & A. Gronlund (Eds.), Electronic government (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4656) (pp. 354-365). Heidelberg/New York: Springer.
- Bekkers, V.J.J.M. & Moody, R.F.I. (2006). Geographical Information Systems and the Policy Formulation Process: the Emergence of a Reversed Mixed Planning Mode? In V.J.J.M. Bekkers, M. Thaens & H. van Duivenboden (Eds.), ICT and Public Innovation: Assessing the ICT driven modernization of public administration (pp. 103-120). Amsterdam: IOS Press.
- Moody, R.F.I. (2010, Februari 26). Mapping Power; Geographical Information Systems, Agenda-Setting and Policy Design. Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (468 pag.) (Rotterdam: Erasmus Universiteit). Prom./coprom.: prof.dr. V.J.J.M. Bekkers.
Professional Publications (4)
- Moody, R.F.I. (2011). Beeld en Beleid. Platform , 14, 64-70.
- Edwards, A.R., Bekkers, V.J.J.M., Beunders, H.J.G. & Moody, R.F.I. (2010). Het web en politieke mobilisatie. Openbaar Bestuur, 20(5), 20-24.
- Bekkers, V.J.J.M., Edwards, A.R., Moody, R.F.I. & Beunders, H.J.G. (2009). De virtuele lont in het kruitvat. Welke rol spelen de oude en nieuwe media in de micromobilisatie van burgers? Eindrapportage van het project `Micromobilisatie en resonantie door oude media en nieuwe webtechnologieën. Den Haag: NWO.
- Moody, R.F.I. (2008). HIS en FLIWAS. Water in Stroomversnelling op de agenda? GIS magazine, 4.
Other Output (13)
- Jager, B, Dissauer, G, Bartenberger, M, Leitner, P, Grubmuller, V. & Moody, R.F.I. (2014). Interface designs and dashboard mockups 2.
- Moody, R.F.I. (2013). Changing images, changing arenas. TPC conference The Hague: .
- Moody, R.F.I., Neubarth, J & Bourgeois, B. (2013). Grid Model and Multi Layer Logic Patterns description 2.
- Moody, R.F.I. & Bekkers, V. (2013). The influence of the visual in public policy making. EGPA Edinburough: .
- Jager, B, Dissauer, G, Bartenberg, M, Grubmuller, V., Leitner, P, Neubarth, J, Moody, R.F.I. & Emilsson, H. (2013). Technical requirements and functionality specifications 2.
- Moody, R.F.I. & Bekkers, V.J.J.M. (2012). Visual Technologies in Agenda Setting Processes: The role of technology in persuasive stories. EGPA Conference: Bergen Norway.
- Moody, R.F.I. (2008). Assessing the Role of GIS in Agenda-Setting: How Flooding Streams Towards Agenda Status. EGPA conference: Rotterdam (2008, september 03 - 2008, september 05).
- Moody, R.F.I. (2008). Assessing the Role of GIS in Agenda-Setting: How Flooding Streams Towards Agenda Status. PSA Conferentie: Swansea (2008, april 01 - 2008, april 04).
- Moody, R.F.I. (2008). Assessing the Implementation of Geographical Information Systems Innovations in Water Management, Internal Risk Assessment and Dealing with Particulate Matter. EGPA conference: Rotterdam (2008, september 03 - 2008, september 05).
- Moody, R.F.I. (2007). Assessing the Role of GIS in E-Government: A Tale of E-Participation in Two Cities. IRSPM Conferentie: (2007, april 02 - 2007, april 04).
- Moody, R.F.I. (2007). Assessing the Role of GIS in E-Government: A Tale of E-Participation in Two Cities. DEXA Conferentie: Regensburg (2007, september 03 - 2007, september 07).
- Moody, R.F.I. (2007). Assessing the Role of GIS in E-Government: A Tale of E-Participation in Two Cities. EGPA Conferentie: Madrid (2007, september 19 - 2007, september 21).
- Moody, R.F.I. (2006). Geographical Information Systems, Agenda Setting and Policy Formation. A Theoretical Exploration. EGPA Conferentie: (2006, september 06 - 2006, september 08).
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