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,

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.

ESS Distinguished Scholar Award 2016

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Peter Dauvergne

The International Studies Association is proud to announce that Peter Dauvergne, Professor of International Relations at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and founding and former editor of the journal Global Environmental Politics has been named the 2016 recipient of the Environmental Studies Section (ESS) Distinguished Scholar Award.

Dauvergne is a seminal scholar of global environmental politics who has sought to unpack the unseen and complex political and economic forces that link global markets, civil society and international actors with global environmental change. Through his 13 books and over 80 peer-reviewed articles—covering subjects from eco-consumerism and deforestation to patronage networks, corporatization and the dynamics of social protest—Dauvergne has shaped the study and teaching of global environmental politics at the intersection of international relations and environmental studies.

SPROUT AWARD nominations are coming in

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Close to 50 nominations have come in for the Sprout Award 2015 so far, and the committee is in the process of going through the nominations. These have come in from the following publishers so far:

  1. Edward Elgard
  2. Ecovision
  3. UP of Kentucky
  4. Yale UP
  5. Oxford
  6. Polity
  7. University of Georgia Press
  8. MIT
  9. Cambridge UP
  10. Routledge
  11. Oxford
  12. Greystone
  13. Columbia
  14. Minnesota
  15. Simon and Schuster

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Nominations for Graduate Student Paper Award

We would like to remind you to nominate papers written and presented by graduate students at the 2015 ISA annual conference in New Orleans, for the Environmental Studies Section Graduate Student Paper Award.

Please send your nominations with a copy of the paper (in MS Word or pdf format) by no later than June 1st by e-mail to ESS Chair Susan Park (susanpark@sydney.edu.au).

Please note:

  • Graduate students may nominate their own papers as well.
  • Graduate student papers that have been co-authored with professors are not eligible for nomination for the best graduate student paper.