At CASBS, Leigh Raymond will work on a book investigating the power of informal rules and institutions to affect formal rules, developing a theory of norm-driven policy change. Building on his earlier research investigating how advocates used norms, or informal rules of appropriate behavior, to pass new climate change policies, Raymond will work on a more general account of how norms can be used as tools of political change. His work will continue to explore climate change policy, while also investigating the potential for norm-driven policy change for other challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic
Raymond is professor of political science at Purdue University. His research focuses on environmental policy design, enactment, and implementation, especially the role of justice and fairness norms in policy and behavior change. Raymond held a 2018 Fulbright Canada Research Chair, and his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He is the author of more than 35 refereed articles and book chapters and three books, including Reclaiming the Atmospheric Commons (MIT Press, 2016), which won the Lynton Caldwell Award for best book in environmental politics from the American Political Science Association.