Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association, Newsletter, October 2009
Editors: Richard Matthew and Bryan McDonald, University of California, Irvine
The ESS Newsletter can also be found at: http://environmental-studies.org. The next edition will be January 2010. We tend to follow a Winter, Spring and Fall schedule.
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NOTES FROM THE SECTION CHAIR
The New Orleans International Studies Association “Theory versus Policy? Connecting Scholars and Practitioners” meeting is quickly coming upon us (February 17-20). While I know the ISA has sent out reminders, be sure to register in time! We have an ESS reception scheduled for Friday evening and are happy to once again have sponsorship from both Ashgate Publishing and MIT Press for the event.
If members want to announce special ESS events, please let us know in time for the next newsletter. Also, suggestions for points for discussion at the next ESS meeting are also welcome (I realize this is still down the road, but it’s not a bad idea to start early).
*Call for Nominations (self-nominations ok!) for the Best Student Paper delivered at the 2009 ISA in New York. *Please send nominations, a copy of the paper delivered, along with a contact for the person being nominated to firstname.lastname@example.org. The ESS executive committee will be tasked with selecting the best paper. Please send nominations by Oct 20.
Best wishes, Miranda Schreurs
Harold and Margaret Sprout Award
ESS members who know of books, or have published books of their own, that they wish to see nominated for the Harold and Margaret Sprout Award are encouraged to contact publishers as soon as possible. The award is sponsored by the Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association, and is given to the best book in the field, one that makes a contribution to theory and interdisciplinarity, shows rigor and coherence in research and writing, and offers accessibility and practical relevance. Nominated books should 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. Environmental subjects of books can include (for example) environmental law, diplomacy, transnational activism, natural resource use, global change, sustainable development, biodiversity, transboundary pollution control, and the like.
Nominated works must be published during 2008 or 2009. Books with a 2010 copyright date are welcome provided that they are released by year’s end. Each publisher may nominate more than one book, and books nominated last year can be re-nominated. The committee members will begin reading the books as soon as they arrive. The committee must complete its review and reach its decision by early January 2010 in time for presentation of the award at the annual meeting of the ISA in New York in February. Therefore, we need to RECEIVE notice of nominations and receive copies of nominated books by 15 December 2009.
Publishers wishing to nominate books should send one copy of each book to EACH member of the Sprout Award Committee. The names and addresses of committee members are listed below.
Fridtjof Nansen Institute
P.O. Box 326, 1326 Lysaker,
Tel: (+47) 67111900
BAC 103, Station 5
Matthew J. Hoffmann
Department of Political Science
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3
St. George (SS 3053)
Dept. of Political Science
520 N. Main Street
Meadville, PA 16335
Dept. of Government
and International Relations
Room 264, Merewether Building H04
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Tel. +61 2 9351 6593
Walter F. Baber and Robert V. Bartlett, Global Democracy and Sustainable Jurisprudence: Deliberative Environmental Law. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.
Frank Biermann and Bernd Siebenhüner (eds). Managers of Global Change. The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.
Pamela S. Chasek, David L. Downie, and Janet Welsh Brown, Global Environmental Politics, 5th edition. Boulder, CO: Westview, December 2009. More information at: http://www.perseusbooksgroup.com/westview/book_detail.jsp?isbn=0813344425
Simon Dalby. Security and Environmental Change. Cambridge: Polity, 2009. More information at: http://www.polity.co.uk/book.asp?ref=9780745642918
Robert Falkner. Business Power and Conflict in International Environmental Politics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, paperback edition 2009.
Kevin P. Gallagher (ed.). The Handbook on Trade and Environment. Edward Elgar, 2009.
Kevin P. Gallagher (ed.). Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development: Lessons from Latin America. Anthem, 2009.
Paul G. Harris. The Politics of Climate Change: Environmental Dynamics in International Affairs. London: Routledge, 2009. [Also published as a special issue of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, December 2008.]
Paul G. Harris. Environmental Change and Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice. London: Routledge, 2009.
Paul G. Harris. Climate Change and Foreign Policy: Case Studies from East to West. London: Routledge, 2009.
Dries Lesage, Thijs Van de Graaf and Kirsten Westphal. Global Energy Governance in a Multipolar World. Aldershot: Ashgate, forthcoming 2010.
Richard A. Matthew, Jon Barnett, Bryan McDonald and Karen O’Brien (eds.), Global Environmental Change and Human Security. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, December 2009. More information at: http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11921
Ronald B. Mitchell. International Politics and the Environment. Sage Publications, Available: December 2009. More information: http://www.sagepub.com/textbooksProdReviews.nav?prodId=Book228800
Arthur P.J. Mol, David A Sonnenfeld, Gert Spaargaren (eds). The Ecological Modernisation Reader: Environmental Reform in Theory and Practice. London: Routledge, 2009. More information: http://www.routledge.com/books/The-Ecological-Modernisation-Reader-isbn9780415453707
Susan Park. The World Bank Group and Environmentalists: Changing International Organisation Identities. London, Manchester University Press, 2009.
Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer (eds), Changing Climates in North American Politics: Institutions, Policymaking, and Multilevel Governance. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2009. More information at: http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11918
Norman J. Vig and Michael E. Kraft (eds.), Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century, 7th edition. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2009. More information at: http://www.cqpress.com/product/EnviroPolicy7.html
Dries Lesage, Thijs Van de Graaf and Kirsten Westphal. 2009. The G8’s role in global energy governance since the 2005 Gleneagles summit. Global Governance 15(2): 259-77.
Thijs Van de Graaf and Dries Lesage. 2009. The International Energy Agency after 35 years: Reform needs and institutional adaptability. The Review of International Organizations 4(3): 293-317.
Frank Biermann, Michele M. Betsill, Joyeeta Gupta, Norichika Kanie, Louis Lebel, Diana Liverman, Heike Schroeder, and Bernd Siebenhüner, with contributions from Ken Conca, Leila da Costa Ferreira, Bharat Desai, Simon Tay, and Ruben Zondervan. 2009. Earth System Governance: People, Places and the Planet. Science and Implementation Plan of the Earth System Governance Project. Earth System Governance Report 1, IHDP Report 20. Bonn, IHDP: The Earth System Governance Project. [online available in English and Japanese at www.earthsystemgovernance.org]
Oli Brown, Alec Crawford. Rising Temperatures, Rising Tensions: Climate change and the risk of violent conflict in the Middle East. IISD, 2009. http://www.iisd.org/publications/pub.aspx?id=1130
Environmental Change and Security Program. Environmental Change and Security Program Report 13. http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?topic_id=1413&fuseaction=topics.publications&group_id=495595
Anne Hammill, Alec Crawford, Robert Craig, Robert Malpas, Richard Matthew. Conflict-Sensitive Conservation: Practitioners’ Manual. IISD 2009. http://www.iisd.org/publications/pub.aspx?pno=1163
Climate Inc. is devoted to the discussion of business and climate change. Climate Inc. will bring together the views of academics, business managers, policymakers, journalists, professionals, and other thought leaders on climate change. Climate Inc. is being launched in parallel with the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness (SERC) at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, College of Management. Professor David Levy, the editor of Climate Inc. and the director of SERC, has been researching and writing about climate change and business for over twelve years. http://climateinc.org/
CLIMATE POLITICS: IR AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Rodger A. Payne is now blogging on e-IR. Payne is Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville. Since 1994, he has directed the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Currently, his research focuses on American foreign policy, norms limiting the use of force, and the politics of climate change. More information: http://www.e-ir.info/?cat=562/
THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE PROJECT
The Global Environmental Governance Project, a joint initiative of the College of William and Mary and the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, recently produced two documentaries:
• Quest for Symphony – a 16-minute film on global environmental governance based on interviews with leading policy figures. The movie has been called the “white paper on global environmental governance in images” and provides a good introduction to some of the core policy dilemmas and current debates.
• Way Ahead Not Closed – a 30-minute video of a discussion among all five successive Executive Directors of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – Maurice Strong, Mostafa Tolba, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Klaus Toepfer, and Achim Steiner – that took place at the Global Environmental Governance Forum in Glion, Switzerland this summer. The discussion was moderated by Gus Speth, former Dean of Yale’s Environment School and former Administrator of UNDP.
Both movies can be watched online at www.environmentalgovernance.org/multimedia .
THE NEW SECURITY BEAT
The New Security Beat Blog Identifies Today’s New Security Threats. Security is much more than fighting terrorism or weapons of mass destruction. The New Security Beat, ECSP’s blog, provides frequent commentary on the latest news, reports, and resources on the crucial connections among population, environment, and security. Contributors include ECSP staff members, as well as guest commentators such as Major Shannon Beebe (USA) and Department of Defense Policy Planning Consultant Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba. The New Security Beat also features an original podcast series with Wilson Center speakers, such as UNAIDS Executive Director Dr. Peter Piot; retired colonel Dr. Kent Hughes Butts on environmental security; and lead author of UNFPA’s State of World Population 2007 report George Martine on urbanization. http://www.newsecuritybeat.blogspot.com/
TEACHING CLIMATE CHANGE LAW & POLICY
For those of you teaching climate change law/policy either as a standalone course or a module, the following new blog might be helpful: Teaching Climate Change Law & Policy: http://www.teachingclimatelaw.org
You can find an array of career resources on the Environmental Studies section website at: http://environmental-studies.org/?page_id=82
DISCCRS: CLIMATE RESEARCH AND LEADERSHIP NETWORK FOR NEW PHDS
DISCCRS (Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate-Change Research) catalyzes interdisciplinary collegial in¬teractions and professional development necessary for successful careers dedi¬cated to understanding climate change and mitigating its impacts. Through its weekly e-newsletter, website, and annual sym¬posia for selected scholars, DISCCRS is building a global community dedicated to promoting scientific and social progress in addressing climate change. Since 2002, almost 1,000 PhDs have registered dissertations with DISCCRS and over 140 scholars from 20 countries have benefitted from DISCCRS sym¬posia. We invite scholars in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, mathematics, engineering, and other fields to apply for upcoming symposia. Find out more at: http://www.disccrs.org/
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, REED COLLEGE, PORTLAND, OR
Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in environmental politics, beginning Fall 2010. The Assistant Professor level is preferred but applications from more advanced candidates will be considered. Field of specialization within environmental politics and political science subfields is open, although our needs are primarily in Comparative, International Relations, and American/Public Policy. Interdisciplinary training and/or a background in the sciences is a plus. Candidates should have a broad research program and scholarly interests that reach into other parts of political science. We seek candidates who incorporate multiple methods of analysis and who integrate this orientation into their teaching of undergraduate seminars and in the advising of student research. Our pedagogy emphasizes the conceptual and theoretical foundations of the discipline and includes supervision of undergraduate thesis students. We expect the Ph.D. to be in hand, or very near completion, by the start of the appointment. Above all, we seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, a lively and serious program of scholarship, and an interest in treating their specialties explicitly in the light of broader problems in the social sciences. More information about our department and Reed College can be found at http://web.reed.edu. An equal opportunity employer, Reed College values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Electronic applications are required and must be sent as PDF (preferred) or Word attachments. Send cover letter, curriculum vita, a writing sample (no longer than 25 pages), and three letters of reference to email@example.com. If letters of reference must be sent in hard copy, please submit to Political Science Search c/o Jo Cannon, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland OR 97202). Applications must be received by October 9, 2009.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY SCIENCE TO ACHIEVE RESULTS (STAR) PROGRAM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master’s and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. The STAR Fellowship program is part of the national effort to help ensure that the U.S. meets its current and projected human resource needs in the environmental science, engineering, and policy fields. The purpose of the fellowship program is to encourage promising students to obtain advanced degrees and pursue careers in an environmental field. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 120 new fellowships by June 30, 2010. Master’s level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of four years. The fellowship program provides up to $37,000 per year of support per fellowship. The deadline is October 22, 2009 at 4:00 P.M. for receipt of paper applications, and October 22, 2009 at 11:59:59 P.M. ET for submittal of electronic applications to Grants.gov. Students must attend a fully accredited U.S. college or university (located in the U.S. or its territories) for their graduate studies. Applicants must also be citizens of the U.S. or its territories or possessions, or be lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. For complete program information visit: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=49160
HARVARD UNIVERSITY – CENTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT – FELLOWSHIPS
The Harvard University Center for the Environment (http://environment.harvard.edu/program/index.htm) created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard’s extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. The Environmental Fellows work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University’s academic disciplines. Environmental Fellows may include people with degrees in the sciences, social sciences, law, government, public policy, public health, medicine, design, and the full array of humanities. Applications and all letters of reference must be received by the Center for the Environment by 5 pm Eastern Standard Time, January 15, 2010. The Center will announce the awards in March 2010. Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
HARVARD UNIVERSITY – FELLOWSHIPS IN SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE
Harvard University’s Center for International Development Due date for applications: December 1, 2009
The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University’s Center for International Development invites applications for resident fellowships in sustainability science for the University’s academic year beginning in September 2010. The fellowship competition is open to advanced doctoral and post-doctoral students, and to mid-career professionals engaged in research or practice to facilitate the design, implementation, and evaluation of effective interventions that promote sustainable development. Applicants should describe how their work would contribute to “sustainability science,” the emerging field of use-inspired research seeking understanding of the interactions between human and environmental systems as well as the application of such knowledge to sustainability challenges relating to advancing development of agriculture, habitation, energy and materials, health and water while conserving the earth’s life support systems. This year we will give some preference to applicants who address the challenges related to meeting human needs for water or food/agriculture/land use in the context of sustainable development. In addition to general funds available to support this fellowship offering, special funding for the Giorgio Ruffolo Fellowships in Sustainability Science is available to support citizens of Italy or developing countries who are therefore especially encouraged to apply. The Sustainability Science Program is directed by Professors William Clark and Michael Kremer, and Nancy Dickson. For more information on the fellowships application process see http://www.cid.harvard.edu/sustsci/fellowship. Applications are due December 1, 2009.
SEA WORLD & BUSCH GARDENS CONSERVATION FUND OPPORTUNITIES
Funding for wildlife conservation is available from Sea World & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. The Conservation Fund supports wildlife conservation, research, and education around the world. The fund focuses its resources in four strategic areas- Species Research, Habitat Protection, Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, and Conservation Education. The fund has no set minimum or maximum grant amount. In the past, the fund has supported projects ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 each for a one-year term. The fund will consider multi-year proposals. Grant applications are reviewed once a year with a deadline date of December 1, 2009. Visit the Sea World & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund Web site at http://www.swbg-conservationfund.org/ for complete program guidelines.
5. UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS
11TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS
ISEE 2010: Advancing Sustainability in a Time of Crisis, 22 – 25 August 2010, Oldenburg and Bremen, Germany. Online submission will be open starting 15 September 2009. Deadline is 31 October 2009. More information and abstract submission information via the conference website at: www.isee2010.org
24TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (ICCB)
The 24th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB), the 2010 meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB). SCB is a international professional organization with more than 10,000 members around the globe (see www.conbio.org for more information). The meeting is being held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on July 3-7, 2010. The theme of the meeting is “Conservation for a Changing Planet.” Because of the focus on environmental change, the meeting will highlight the importance of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to conservation. The call for symposia, workshops, discussion groups, and short courses is now open. The deadline for proposals is October 14th. Contributions from all fields of conservation research and practice are welcome, including natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Additional information on the meeting, including links to instructions for submitting proposals, is available here: www.conbio.org/2010
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR VALUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Making Choices: Sustainability in a World of Conflicting Values. Portland State University, July 21-25, 2010. Forty years after the first Earth Day, environmental concerns are greater than ever. For humankind to realize a sustainable future, we must take dramatic action and change individual and collective behavior. But are we capable of such change? What values will motivate individuals and groups to initiate and sustain earth-friendly behavior? What would sustainable human life look like? Sustainability involves issues and concerns related to the environment, economic and political structures, religious worldviews, and individual and collective moral behavior. It can be studied from a variety of disciplinary perspectives—from the natural sciences to the social sciences to the humanities. Inquiries can be directed to Amy Berger, Associate Professor of Geology, Heidelberg College (email@example.com) or to Eric Bain-Selbo, Department Head, Philosophy and Religion, Western Kentucky University (firstname.lastname@example.org). Proposals should be sent as e-mail attachments to email@example.com. Proposals should not exceed 1000 words in length. Proposals are due by February 1, 2010. Early submissions are encouraged. In keeping with the mission of the SVHE, interdisciplinary and/or practice-oriented proposals are especially encouraged.
UNDER WESTERN SKIES: CLIMATE, CULTURE AND CHANGE IN WESTERN NORTH AMERICA
Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 13 – 16, 2010. This interdisciplinary and cross-cultural gathering welcomes presentations on the environmental challenges now faced by diverse populations, human and nonhuman, in the Western lands of Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Academics and other stakeholders from the wider community are invited to participate in this urgent and compelling dialogue. The conference invites academics from the humanities, social and natural sciences, as well as activists, businesses, artists, and others to speak across the boundaries that conventionally divide them. Since both the geographical and critical terrains at issue are considerable, a wide array of topics and time periods is welcome. The shared concern will be the interaction between humans and the natural environment in the context of Western history, geography, climate change, and commercial/sustainable development of lands and resources. The conference website is www.skies.mtroyal.ca. Closing Date: January 15, 2010
ISA Conventions & Conferences web page: http://www.isanet.org/conventions/
- International Studies Association, 2010 Annual Convention, February 17-20, 2010, New Orleans.
- ISA/ABRI Joint Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 22-24, 2009
- BISA Annual Conference 2009, University of Leicester, Oadby Student Village, Monday 14 December – Wednesday 16 December 2009. http://www.bisa.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70&Itemid=81
ASIAN BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT JOURNAL
Asian Business & Management Journal Special Issue on Business and the Natural Environment. Guest Editors: Jacob Park, Joseph Sarkis, Zhaohui Wu, Robert Sroufe. Asian Business & Management (ABM) Journal is pleased to announce a special issue focused on a timely and critical assessment of environmental management challenges faced by firms and organizations in Asia, with a goal of developing more nuanced theoretical and empirical understanding of the emerging links between business and natural environment in the Asian regional context. The purpose of this special issue will build on the ABM Journal Volume 7.4 and address the following issues and topics: 1. Theoretical and conceptual papers critically assessing the challenges and opportunities posed by business and natural environment in the context of Asia; 2. Empirical research elucidating environmental management challenges on the global level and discussing their implications for Asia, 3. Case study analyses exploring the relationship between community, environment, and firms & organizations. Timeline: Paper Proposals (300 words): December 11, 2009 (Friday). All papers should conform to the Asian Business & Management journal format (please visit http://www.palgrave-journals.com/abm/author_instructions.html for details ) and the initial proposals and/or questions about the special issue should be sent to: Jacob Park, Green Mountain College (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS LAUNCHES BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY SERIES
Cambridge University Press has recently launched a new book series, Business and Public Policy, which seeks to play a pioneering role in shaping the emerging field of business and public policy. This Series focuses on two
central questions. First, how does public policy influence business strategy, operations, organization, and governance, and with what consequences for both business and society? Second, how do businesses themselves influence policy institutions, policy processes, and other policy actors and with what outcomes? We welcome manuscripts whose scope might be national, comparative, or international. These submissions might focus on a given issue area or compare across issue areas. Given the multi-disciplinary nature of the field, we are particularly interested in books which appeal to multiple audiences located in social science departments, business schools, public policy schools, and law schools. For inquiries, please contact Aseem Prakash, email@example.com
CUSA ANNOUNCES PLAYING FOR CHANGE TO RECEIVE 2009 HUMAN SECURITY AWARD
CUSA is proud to announce that Mark Johnson and Whitney Burditt, the founders of Playing for Change have been selected as the recipients of the 2009 Human Security Award. Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. For more information:
• CUSA Website – http://www.cusa.uci.edu/index.html
• CUSA’s You Tube channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/CUSAatUCI
• Become a fan of CUSA on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Irvine-CA/Center-for-Unconventional-Security-Affairs/146645732989?ref=nf
CHINA ENVIRONMENT FORUM UPCOMING MEETINGS
Energy issues in China and the opportunity they hold for international cooperation has long been a major theme at CEF. This month we are just extra lucky to have some key energy folks from our network in town to talk about China’s energy efficiency trends and climate security issue. I hope our meetings will offer some insights to reflect on as Copenhagen talks come up. Our “energizing” month includes three meetings: October 2nd we are hosting speakers from Duke Energy and JUCCCE to talk about engaging China in new energy cooperation (9-11 a.m.); October 6th we are cosponsoring an event discussing China and climate security (4:00-5:30 p.m.); and on October 16th we have two speakers from NRDC and one from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab discussing the challenges of translating CO2 decreases from on-the-ground energy efficiency projects in China to GHG reductions. All of these meetings will be held at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC (www.wilsoncenter.org/directions) and they all will be webcast. Please RSVP for the meetings on the 2nd and 16th to firstname.lastname@example.org
EARTH SYSTEM GOVERNANCE RESEARCH FELLOWS NETWORK AND FORUM
The Earth System Governance Project is a core project of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), and builds on the results of the former IHDP project on the Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change (IDGEC).Earth System Governance Fellows are early to mid-level career colleagues who seek to link their own research projects with the broader themes and questions advanced by the Earth System Governance Science and Implementation Plan. Through a bottom-up, dynamic and active network Earth System Governance Fellows collaborate on research projects, debate ideas and disseminate information on relevant events and opportunities in the field. The Fellows have access to an online forum that includes announcements for relevant conferences, job vacancies and new publications. To have an announcement posted on the forum please email it to Kyla.Tienhaara@anu.edu.au. To apply to be an Earth System Governance Fellow, please visit http://www.earthsystemgovernance.org/network/fellows/ and follow the posted instructions.
FACING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE LAUNCHED AT UN HEADQUARTERS
During the UN-CSD at the UN headquarters on 11 May 2009, Mr. Achim Stehier, Under Sectreaty-General of the UN and Executive Director of UNEP, was besides the Ambassadors of Nigeria, H.E. Prof. Dr. Joy Ogwu, a former foreign minister, the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, H.E.Amb. Thomas Matussek, and two coeditors and members of the Environment Section of ISA, Ursula Oswald Spring (Mexico), a former minsiter of environment in Morelos, and Hans Guenter Brauch, Germany launched the following book: Hans Günter Brauch, Úrsula Oswald Spring, John Grin, Czeslaw Mesjasz, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Navnita Chadha Behera, Béchir Chourou, Heinz Krummenacher (Eds.). Facing Global Environmental Change: Environmental, Human, Energy, Food, Health and Water Security Concepts. Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace, vol. 4 (Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer Verlag, 2009). This event has been documented in 9 TV pocasts which may be accessed at:
The 100 chapters of this huge book of more than 1 million words were written by 132 environment and security experts from 49 countries, among them also the following members of the Environment Section of ISA:
• Miranda A. Schreurs: Environmental Security in Northeast Asia
• Richard A. Matthew and Bryan McDonald: Environmental Security: Academic and Policy Debates in North America
• Hans Günter Brauch: Introduction: Facing Global Environmental Change and Sectorialization of Security
• Yannis N. Kinnas: Human Security, Climate Change and Small Islands
• Andreas Rechkemmer: Societal Impacts of Desertification: Migration and Environmental Refugees?
• Thomas Homer-Dixon and Tom Deligiannis: Environmental Scarcities and Civil Violence
• Úrsula Oswald Spring: Food as a New Human and Livelihood Security Challenge
• Simon Dalby, Hans Günter Brauch and Úrsula Oswald Spring: Environmental Security Concepts Revisited During the First Three Phases (1983-2006)
• Gunhild Hoogensen: Security at the Poles: The Arctic and Antarctic
• Hans Günter Brauch: Human Security Concepts in Policy and Science
• Claudia F. Fuentes Julio and Hans Günter Brauch: The Human Security Network: A Global North-South Coalition
• Serena Eréndira Serrano Oswald: the Impossibility of Securitizing Gender vis à vis ‘Engendering’ Security
• Úrsula Oswald Spring; A HUGE Gender Security Approach: Towards Human, Gender, and Environmental Security
• Mary Soledad L. Perpiñan, María Eugenia Villarreal and Úrsula Oswald Spring: Gender Security in South East Asia and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Exploitation in Central America: HUGE Security Challenges
• Úrsula Oswald Spring Hans Günter Brauch and Simon Dalby: Linking Anthropocene, HUGE and HESP: Fourth Phase of Environmental Security Research
• Hans Günter Brauch and Úrsula Oswald Spring: Towards Sustainable Peace for the 21th Century
• Hans Günter Brauch: Summary and Results: Facing Global Environmental Change and Sectorialization of Security
This huge volume that was sold out after only six weeks is now available again from New York and Heidelberg at: http://www.springer.com/environment/book/978-3-540-68487-9 in three versions: a) as a hard cover, b) as an electroonic book and all 100 peer reviewed chapters may be purchased individually at: http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-540-68487-9. Springer offers special terms for course adoption of this huge volume for the access to the electronic version of this huge volume by students. For details you may contact: Melinda.Paul@springer.com , Editor Environmental Sciences, Springer, 233 Spring Street , New York, NY 10013 , USA, Tel: 1 212 460-1500 or: Fritz.Schmuhl@springer.com in Dordrecht, Netherlands.
GERMAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION AWARDS 2009 SCIENCE PRIZE TO PHILIPP PATTBERG
Philipp Pattberg won the science prize 2009 of the German Political Science Association (DVPW) awarded for the best book in the field of sustainability for his publication “Private Institutions and Global Governance”.
NINTH INSTITUTE FOR QUALITATIVE AND MULTI-METHOD RESEARCH, MAXWELL SCHOOL OF SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, JUNE 13–25, 2010.
The 2010 Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research will be held at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Participants at the 2010 institute will arrive on Sunday June 13, and classes will commence on June 14. The institute will run until the evening of Friday June 25, with a two day break on June 19 and 20. The institute seeks to enable students to create and critique methodologically sophisticated qualitative research designs, including case studies, tests of necessity or sufficiency, and narrative or interpretive work. It explores the techniques, uses, strengths, and limitations of these methods, while emphasizing their relationships with alternative approaches. Open pool applications must be received by November 20, 2009. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by December 15, 2009. CQRM will cover the costs of tuition, lodging, and meals for successful applicants. Attendees will be responsible for their own transportation costs to and from Syracuse University. Students, fellows and junior faculty who are not sure if they will be selected, or who attend non-member organizations, should apply directly to CQRM using the form available at this link: https://survey.maxwell.syr.edu/Survey.aspx?s=d83131f7f92443eaa3683e179eff9e23