Nominated works must be published during the two years prior to the year they are nominated for – so in 2015 or 2016. Books with a copyright date of the award year (2017) are welcome provided that they are released by the previous year’s end (2016). Each publisher may nominate more than one book, and books nominated for the prior year can be re-nominated.
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
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
Publishers 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:
make a contribution to theory and interdisciplinarity,
shows rigor and coherence in research and writing,
offer accessibility and practical relevance,
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,
The 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 regime 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.
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.