To cite the book: Jones, Michael D., Mark K. McBeth, and Elizabeth A. Shanahan. 2022. Narratives and the Policy Process: Applications of the Narrative Policy Framework, Michael D. Jones, Mark K. McBeth, and Elizabeth A. Shanahan (eds.), Montana State University Library, 13-38. DOI: 10.15788/npf
Mike Jones would like to thank Jennifer Jones, for inspiring his intellectual journey each and every day with her bottomless compassion and patience; the ever growing Jones clan: Tristen, Makalie, Nate, Sadie, Ellie, Natalie, Will, Stevie, and Christopher Jr., for always giving me perspective and purpose; to Liz and Mark: you two are the most amazing people a guy could ever claim as friends and collaborators; and, thank you to the NPF community, for being the curious, welcoming, critical, and loving lot that you are!
Mark McBeth wants to acknowledge Liz Shanahan and Mike Jones for sticking with me for almost a quarter century. He also wants to acknowledge his colleague Donna Lybecker and graduate student Jessica Sargent for their outstanding work on the chapter presented in this edited volume.
Liz Shanahan would first like to offer the deepest thanks for authors’ patience in the time it has taken to pull this book together. Second, open access of this edited volume is due to the expertise and commitment MSU Library personnel to Open Educational Resources—Christina Trunnell, Leila Sterman, and Doralyn Rossmann. Liz is also grateful to the NPF community writ large, for expanding the use of the NPF across policy domains and contexts, for innovating methodological approaches, and improving the precision of the NPF.
The publication of this book was made possible through the support of the Montana State University Library.
Cover art by Mary F. Reichelt.