• Courses,  Event

    Online PhD course on Global Environmental Governance

    Allow us to draw your attention to our Online PhD course on Global Environmental Governance, taking place 19-23 October 2020. The course is offered by the Department of Political Science at Lund University (Sweden) and sponsored by the ClimBEco graduate school. Due to the current situation the course will take place completely online this year. The course provides in-depth insights to the actors, processes and problems of global environmental politics and offers both practical and theoretical understanding about the world of international relations. It is designed to be accessible for PhD students who come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Participating in the course entitles the students to 3 ECTS, if they join…

  • Awards

    Sprout Award 2019

    The winner of this year’s Harold and Margaret Sprout Award is: Jessica Steinberg (Indiana University) for Communities, Mines and States: The Local Politics of Natural Resource Extraction. Published by Cambridge University Press, Steinberg’s path-breaking book develops a novel theory and sophisticated data to explore dynamics of public goods provision, protest and government repression surrounding mines in Africa. It marks a significant advance in our understanding of the politics of natural resource extraction that should be of enduring interest to scholars of environmental politics. This year we also have a runner-up for the Sprout Award: Cristina Balboa (Baruch College, CUNY) for her book The Paradox of Scale: How NGOs Build, Maintain, and Lose…

  • Distinguished Scholar Award,  Newletter,  Officers

    Message from Kate O´Neill, Chair of the ESS of the ISA

    Dear Environmental Studies Section Members, It’s hard to realize that under normal times, many of us would right now be at ISA, enjoying good company, new ideas, and new research. Sadly this was not possible, and most immediately we should thank the ISA president, staff and program organizers for a phenomenally heavy backstage lift and some very difficult decisions. Moving forward, here are some notes and announcements on elections and awards. More details will be forthcoming in the Section’s Annual Report. 1. Elections for new ESS officers are happening! The ballot is here (please let me know if you have problems with this link). A huge thank you to our…

  • Distinguished Scholar Award

    The ESS 2020 Distinguished Scholar Award

    The 2020 Distinguished Scholar Award is Professor Matthew Paterson (Manchester University). This award recognizes outstanding scholars whose long history of excellent research and teaching has had substantial impact on fields associated with international relations and environmental issues. Matthew Paterson’s scholarship, its breadth, depth, and quality, is simply remarkable. For over 25 years Mat has been at the forefront of the study of global environmental politics, exploring and making significant advances in areas of the global governance, political economy, and cultural politics of climate change and sustainability. Mat also exemplifies the identity of the teacher-scholar who cares deeply about pedagogy and mentoring students. He brings the same passion and curiosity to…

  • Books by members,  Newletter,  News

    New book by Scobie: Global environmental governance and small states: Architectures and agency in the Caribbean.

    Scobie, M. (2019). Global environmental governance and small states: Architectures and agency in the Caribbean. New Horizons in Environmental Politics series. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. The book is an in depth analysis of global environmental governance and Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the context of transformative environmental change in the Anthropocene. It explains how and where regional and local economic, geophysical and historical contexts and scales interact with global environmental governance actors, norms, regimes and architectures to determine the nature of SIDS’ environmental policy and governance arrangements particularly in the areas of climate change, tourism, marine governance, energy security, cultural heritage and trade. Read the full post…

  • Books by members,  Newletter

    New Book by member – Contesting global environmental knowledge, norms, and governance.

    Peterson, M.J. (Ed.). (2019). Contesting global environmental knowledge, norms, and governance. Routledge Series on Transforming Environmental Politics, and Policy. London and New York: Routledge. Through theoretical discussions and case studies, this volume explores how processes of contestation about knowledge, norms, and governance processes shape efforts to promote sustainability through international environmental governance. Read the full post (222 words)