Call for Submissions for ISA’s Environmental Studies Section Newsletter

NewsletterThis call is to request information to be published in the next edition (Fall 2016) of the Environmental Studies Section electronic newsletter.We welcome submissions about section news, publications, websites, job and funding opportunities, announcements and upcoming conferences and meetings. Please send your items by email to charron@uci.edu by Monday, October 31st, 2016. This is a great way to showcase yourself, your project or someone you think should get a shout-out!

Nominations for Graduate Student Paper Award welcome!

For those of you who attended the annual International Studies Association annual conference in Atlanta, please nominate papers written and presented by graduate students 2016 for the Environmental Studies Section Graduate Student Paper Award: more information

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If you are not a member, do consider becoming one: we have a vibrant community of over 400 scholars doing interdisciplinary work on environmental politics and can be found here: http://www.isanet.org/ISA/Sections/ESS

Nominate books for the SPROUT AWARD 2017

Sprout awardPublishers wishing to nominate books should send one copy of each book to each member of the Sprout Award Committee as soon as possible, and by August 1st at the latest.

A winning book will:

  1. make a contribution to theory and interdisciplinarity,
  2. shows rigor and coherence in research and writing,
  3. offer accessibility and practical relevance,
  4. address some aspect of one or more environmental, pollution or resource issues from a broadly international or transnational perspective, including works in (for example) global, interstate, transboundary, North-South, foreign policy, comparative or area studies and finally,
  5. discuss topics such as for example
    • environmental law,

Become a member of ESS

become a memberWhen you become an ISA member, you can add on an ESS membership for a low fee. Membership dues help to support section activities and awards. The ESS is a very good networking community and we encourage new members to join us!

This is also a great opportunity for grad students and junior scholars to meet with other researchers in their field.

 

Winner of the 2016 Sprout Award

sikina_jinnah2_hiresThe Harold and Margaret Sprout award is bestowed annually for a book that “makes a contribution to theory and interdisciplinarity, shows rigor and coherence in research and writing, and offers accessibility and practical relevance.”

While we had an embarrassment of riches this year in terms of worthy books to consider, the Committee was particularly impressed by Post-Treaty Politics (published by MIT Press) by American University professor Sikinna Jinnah.

The book, which focuses on how treaty secretariats contribute to Post treaty politicsregime overlap management, utilized a series of case-studies to examine the influence and skills utilized by treaty bureaucracies to navigate the increasingly byzantine thicket of overlapping treaties that affect the environment.