Newsletter June 1993


The annual business meeting of the ESS was held March 26, 1993 at the ISA convention in Acapulco, with section chair Barbara Jancar-Webster (SUNY-Brockport) presiding.

Newly elected members of the Executive Committee, whose terms expire in 1995, are:

Vicki Golich (University of California at San Marcos)
Philippe Le Prestre (University of Quebec at Montreal)
Veronica Ward (Utah State University)

Carry-over members, whose terms expire in 1994, are:
Barbara Jancar-Webster (Section Chair)
Ronnie Lipschutz (University of California at Santa Cruz
Tom Princen (University of Michigan)
Beatriz Ramacciotti (Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru)

The Nominating Committee for next year includes:

Veronica Ward (Chair)
Jack Manno (Syracuse University)
Marian Miller (University of Akron)
The charter review required of sections by ISA was undertaken, leading to the adoption of three recommended changes.

Article V, Sec. 4 will read: ‘The Executive Committee shall appoint the offices of secretary, appoint a newsletter editor,…’

Article VIII, Sec. 3 will read: ‘The names of one or more nominees shall be made known by the Nominating Committee to the membership in the first newsletter after each Annual Meet- ing.’

Article XI is dropped.


The winner of the 1993 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award for the most significant contribution to the literature on inter- national or comparative environmental politics is William R. Cline,
The Economics of Global Warming (Washington, DC: Institute for International Economics, 1992). The committee was comprised on Leonard Hirsch, Dennis Pirages, Tom Princen, and R.B. Jain.

Those attending the ESS business meeting agreed upon the follow- ing criteria in considering works for the award:

– rigorous research
– contribution to theory building
– policy relevance
– important contribution to the field of environmental politics and policy
– interdisciplinarity
– analytical
– accessibility

The presumption is that the work will be a book, although in theory articles could also be considered, and be available in English, either in the original or in a translated edition.

Elected members of the Sprout Committee for next year are:

Leonard Hirsh (Chair) (Smithsonian Institution)
Hans Bruyninck (Colorado State University)
Matthias Finger (Columbia University)
Philippe Le Prestre
Tom Princen

Nominations of books for the award may be sent to Hirsch, Office of International Relations, Q-3121 MAC 705, Smithsonian Institu- tion, Washington, DC 20560; phone 202-351-4788; fax 202-786-2557; Bitnet: INCEM005@SIMV .


The 1994 meetings of ISA will be held in Washington, DC, March 29-April 2. This year the Executive Committee of ISA is asking the sections to put a special emphasis on assembling inter- disciplinary panels. The following list of prospective panels was drawn up at the ESS business meeting, although other proposals will be considered for section sponsored panels.

– The contributions of Kenneth Boulding (co-sponsored with the Peace Studies Section)
– NGOs and civil society (roundtable)
– Environmental history
– – International relations perspectives on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change (HDGEC)
– Organizational learning, environment, and the corporate world
– Public opinion and the environment
– Environmental policy making in Washington
– Sovereignty and environmental policy
– Sustainability
– Organization issues facing NGOs
– Leadership and the environment
Individual paper proposals on these or other topics must be sub- mitted to Barbara Jancar by July 1, 1993. The deadline for submitting proposals for panels is August 21, 1993. Jancar’s addresses this summer is

Donovan Farm
Chestertown, NY 12817
Fax: 518-494-4442

HDGEC Leadership Award

ISA is instituting the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Leadership Award to be given to a practitioner who has played a significant role in responding to the threat of global change. The ISA Steering Committee has decided to establish a selection committee that will include (a) a representative of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Standing Com- mittee, (b) a member of the Executive Environmental Studies Sec- tion, and (c) members appointed by the ISA President. The ESS elected Ronnie Lipschutz to be its representative to this com- mittee.

News from ESS Members

Herman Prager (Northeast Louisiana University) has recently published a book entitled Global Marine Environment: Does the Planet Have a Future (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1993, 161pp.). The book applies theories about histori- cal and contemporary state systems to the problem of ocean pollu- tion. It assesses the contributions of international governmen- tal and nongovernmental organizations to preservation of the marine environment.

Oran R. Young (Dartmouth College), former ESS chair, is the author of Arctic Politics: Conflict and Cooperation in the Circumpolar North (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1992, 287pp.). In the author’s words, the purpose of the book is “to launch Arctic politics as a field of inquiry capable of attracting the attention not only of those with specialized interests in the polar regions but also of those who will see issues of a more generic nature being played out in a particularly clear-cut or intriguing fashion in the Circumpolar North.” The book is comprised of a series of community, regional, and international studies.

An article written by Thomas F. Homer-Dixon (University of Toronto), with Jeffrey H. Boutwell and George W. Rathgens entitled “Environmental Change and Violent Conflict,” appears in the February 1993 issue of Scientific American (pp. 38-45).

Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel (Auburn University at Mont- gomery) presented a paper entitled “Environmental Sovereignty: the Case of Aboriginal American Societies,” at the Conference on the “Geopolitics of the Environment and the New World Order: Limits, Conflicts, Insecurity?” held at Chantilly, France, January 6-9, 1993.


A conference on the subject of “Footsteps to Sustainability: Progress and Prospects” will be held at the University of Maryland, October 28-30, 1993. For further information, contact Dennis Pirages, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742; phone 301-405-4139; fax 301-314-9690.

An international Workshop on Antarctic Contamination, sponsored by the U.S. Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC), was held in Anchorage, Alaska, May 2-7, 1993. For further information, write to Bruce F. Molnia,
Chair, IARPC Technical Committee, U.S. Geological Survey, 917 National Center, Reston,Virginia 22092.


The Environmental Policy Review: the Commonwealth of Indepen- dent States and Eastern Europe monitors and analyzes recent developments in environmental policy in the transitional states, including such subjects as the ecological problems of Central Asia, the environmental impacts of the Soviet military complex, and the consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Subscrip- tions are $15 for two issues annually and available from The Mar- jorie Mayrock Center for Soviet and East European Research, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905, Israel.

Society and Nature is an international journal providing a forum on contemporary social and ecological concerns for social ecologists, ecosocialists, radical greens, feminists, and activists in land-based and indigenous movements. Its US editorial offices are at 1449 W. Littleton Blvd, Ste. 200, Littleton CO 80120-2127; phone 303-730-6231; fax 303-798-6568. In Britain, the address is 20 Woodberry Way, London N12 0HG, UK; phone/fax (081) 455-1448.

Editor’s Note

Please send me any information about your publications, courses, and other activities that you would like to share with ESS mem- bers. I would especially like to receive copies of your books and other major articles so I can highlight them as I have done in this issue.
Recent Publications

Adams, William M. Green Development: Environment and Sustainability in the Third World. Routledge, 1992, 272 p. $19.95.

Anderson, Terry. NAFTA and the Environment. Pacific Research Institute, 1993, 120 p. $14.95.

Anderson, Terry L. and Donald R.Leal (eds.). Free Market Environmentalism. Westview Press, 1991, 192 p. $37.00.

Bailey, Ronald. Eco-Scam: The False Prophets Of Ecological Apocalypse. St. Martin’s Press, 228 p. $19.95.

Barzetti, Valerie and Yanina Rovinski (eds.). Toward A Green Central America. Kumarian Press, 1992, 110 p. $14.95.

Benarde, Melvin A. Global Warning: Global Warming. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1992. 246 p. $29.95.

Bergesen, Helge Ole, Magnar Norderhaug and Geor Parmann (eds.). Green Globe: Year Book 1992. Oxford University Press, 1992, 320 p. $45.00.

Braidotti, Rosi, Sabine Hausler Charkiewicz, and Saskia Wieringa. Women, The Environment And Sustainable Development. Zed Books, 1993, 224 p. $17.50.

Broad, Robin and John Cavanagh. Plundering Paradise: The Struggle for the Environment in the Phillipines. University Of California Press, 1993, 213 p., $25.00.

Carter, F.W. and David Turnock (eds.). Environmental Problems in Eastern Europe. Routledge, 1993, 272 p. $55.00.

Carty, Winthrop P. and Elizabeth Lee. The Rhino Man And Other Uncommon Environmentalists. Seven Locks Press, 1992, 156 p. $10.95.

Choucri, Nazli. Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. MIT Press, 1993, 688 p. $45.00.

Clarke, Robin. Water: The International Crisis. MIT Press, 1993, 208 p. $15.95.

Crump, Andy. Dictionary of Environment and Development. MIT Press, 1993, 272 p. $16.95.

Daly, Herman and Kenneth Townsend. Valuing The Earth: Economics, Ecology, Ethics. MIT Press, 1992, 384 p. $18.95.

Dinham, Barbara. The Pesticide Hazard. Zed Books, 1993, 224 p. $19.95.

Earthwatch – UNEP. Chemical Pollution: A Global Overview. UNEP Industry and Environment, 1992.

Eckersley, Robyn. Environmentalism And Political Theory. State University of New York Press, 1992, 274 p. $14.95.

Ehrenfield, David. Beginning Again: People And Nature In The New Millennium. Oxford University Press, 1993, 216 p. $22.00.

Ehrlich, Paul R. and Anne H. Ehrlich. Healing the Planet: Strategies for Resolving the Environmental Crisis. Addison- Wesley, 1991, 366 p. $22.95.

Field, John Osgood (ed.). The Challenge of Famine. Kumarian Press, 1993, 256 p. $24.95.

Finger, Matthias. From Political To Global Ecology: A Social History of the Green Movement. Zed Books, 1993, 256 p. $19.95.

Gaines, Sanford E. and Richard A. Westin. Taxation for Environ- mental Protection: a Multinational Legal Study. Quorum, 1991, 244 p.

Garbarino, James. Toward A Sustainable Society; the Economic, Social and Environmental Agenda for Our Children’s Future. Chicago Noble Press, 1992, 260 p. $19.95.

Gleditsch, Nils Petter (eds.). Conversion and the Environment. Oslo; International Peace Research Institute, 1992, 337 p.

Goodman, David and Michael Redclift. Refashioning Nature: Food, Ecology and Culture. Routledge, 1992, 276 p. $18.95.

Gourlay, K.A. World Of Waste: Dilemmas of Industrial Development. Zed Books, 1992, 256 p. $55.00.

Griffin, David Ray and Richard Falk (eds.). Postmodern Politics For A Planet In Crisis: Policy, Process, and Presidential Vision. State University of New York Press, 1993, 232 p. $16.95.

Guimardes, Roberto P. The Ecopolitics Of Development In The Third World: Politics & Environment in Brazil. Office of The Geog- rapher: U.S. Department of State. 1991, 271 p. $36.50.

Haas, Peter M., Robert O. Keohane and Marc A. Levy. Institutions For The Earth. MIT Press, 1993, 340 p. $17.95.

Hall, Anthony L. Developing Amazonia. Manchester University Press, 1991, 295 p. $19.95.

Harrison, Paul. The Third Revolution: Environment, Population, and a Sustainable World. I. B. Tauris & Co., Ltds., London, St. Martin’s Press, North America, 1992, 359 p. $35.

Harrison, Paul. The Third Revolution: Population, Environment, and a Sustainable World. Penguin, 1993, 384 p. $12.00.

Hillel, Daniel. Out Of The Earth: Civilization and the Life of the Soil. The Free Press, 1992, 331 p. $14.00.

International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Caring For The Earth : A Strategy for Sustainable Living. Island Press, 1992, 200 p. $19.95.

Jacobson, J. and J. Firor. Human Impact on the Environment: Ancient Roots, Current Problems. Westview Press, 1992, 220 p. $41.50.

Juniper, Tony, Simon Counsell and Melissa LaMarchant. Whose Hand On The Chainsaw? Friends of the Earth, London, 1992, 85 p.

Krupnik, Igor. Arctic Adaptations: Native Whalers and Reindeer Herders of Northern Eurasia. Arctic Visions (Coming Fall 1993).

Leftic, L., John D.Milliman and G Sestini (eds.). Climatic Change and the Mediterranean. Routledge, 1993, 550 p. $149.50.

LeMay, Craig L. and Everette E. Dennis (eds.). Media And The Environment. Island Press, 1991, 266 p. $17.95.

Lerner, Stine. Beyond the Earth Summit: Conversations with Advo- cates of Sustainable Development. Common Knowledge Press, 1992.

Lerner, Stine. Earth Summit: Conversations with Architects of an Ecologically Sustainable Future. Common Knowledge Press, 1991.

Lodgaard, Sverre and Anders Ornas (eds.). The Environment and International Security. Oslo; International Peace Research Institute, 1992,103 p.

Lohmann, Larry and Marcus Colchester (eds.). The Struggle For Land And The Fate Of The Forests. Zed Books, 1992, 256 p. 1992, $17.50.

Lykke, Erik (ed.). Achieving Environmental Goals. Belhaven Press, 1992, 259 p.

Lynge, Finn. Arctic Wars: Animal Rights, Endangered Peoples. University Press of New England, 1992, 136 p. $16.95.

Makhijani, Arjun. The Ozone Layer. Zed Books, 1993.

Marquez, Gariel Garcia. Amazonia Without Myths. United Nations Publications, 1992, 99 p. $14.95.

McLaughlin, Andrew. Regarding Nature: Industrialism and Deep Ecology. State University Of New York Press, 1993, 290 p. $16.95.

Mies, Maria, Vandana Shiva. Ecofeminism. Zed Books, 1993, 288p. $19.95.

Miller, Morris. Debt And The Environment: Converging Crises. United Nations Publications, 1991, 320 p. $19.95.

Mintzer, Irving M. (ed.). Confronting Climate Change: Risks, Implications and Responses. Cambridge University Press, 1992, 382 p. $34.95.

Mnatsakanian, Ruben A. Environmental Legacy Of The Former Soviet Republics. Center for Human Ecology, Univ. of Edinburgh, Scot- land, 1992, 209 p. 20.00.

National Academy of Sciences. Policy Implications of Greenhouse Warming. National Academy Press, 1992, 912 p., $89.95.

National Research Council. Dolphins and the Tuna Industry. National Academy Press, 1992, 192 p., $22.95.

Norton, Bryan G. Toward Unity Among Environmentalists. Oxford University Press. 1991, 287 p. $29.95.

Oelschlaeger, Max (ed.). The Wilderness Condition: Essays on Environment and Civilization. Island Press, 1992, 346 p. $16.00.

Panayotou, Theodore. Green Markets. International Center for Economic Growth (ICS Press), 1993, 176p., $14.95.

Park, Chris C. Tropical Rainforests. Routledge, 1992, 201 p. $15.95.

Pearce, Fred. The Dammed: Rivers, Dams, and the Coming World Water Crisis. The Bodley Head, London, 1992, 376 p.

Pereira, Winin and Jeremy Seabrook. Asking The Earth: The Spread of Unsustainable Development. The Other India Press, 1992, 286 p. $14.50.

Prager, Herman. Global Marine Environment, Does The Water Planet Have A Future? University Press of America, 1993, 161 p.

Pryde, Philip R. Environmental Management in the Soviet Union. Cambridge Soviet Paperbacks 4, 1993, 334 p. $16.95.

Querol, Daniel. Genetic Resources: A Practical Guide to their Conservation. Zed Books, 1993, 256 p. $22.50.

Ramakrishna, Kilaparti and George M. Woodwell (eds.). World Forests for the Future: Their Use and Conservation. Yale University Press, 1993, 156 p.

Read, Peter. Responding To Global Warming: An Integrated Long Term Strategy.Zed Books, 1993, 256 p. $19.95.

Rifkin, Jeremy. Beyond Beef. Dutton, 1992, 353 p. $21.00.

Rowlands, Ian H. and Malory Greene (eds.). Global Environmental Change and International Relations. MacMillan, 1992, 202 p.

Ruether, Rosemary Radford. Gaia and God: An Ecofeminist Theol- ogy of Earth Healing. Harper, San Francisco, 1992, 310 p. $22.

Schmandt, Jurgan and Judith Clarkson. The Regions and Global Warming: Impacts and Response Strategies. Oxford University Press, 1992, 337 p. $65.00.

Seager, Joni. Earth Follies: Coming to Feminist Terms With the Global Environmental Crisis. Routledge, 1993, 336 p. $27.50.

Sitarz, Daniel (ed.). Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy To Save Our Planet. Earthpress, 1992, 321 p. $24.95.

Sjostedt, Gunnar, Uno Svedin and Britt Aniansson. International Environmental Negotiations: Process, Issues, and Contexts. Stock- holm: The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, 1993, 281 p.

Stead, W. Edward and Jean Garner Stead. Management for a Small Planet: Strategic Decision Making And The Environment. Sage publications, 1992, 224 p. $17.95.

Stone, Christopher D. The Gnat Is Older than Man.Princeton University Press, 1993, 341 p.

Stone, Peter B. (ed.). The State Of The World’s Mountains: A Global Report. Zed Books, 1992, 416 p. $25.00.

Tolba, Mostafa K. and Osama A. El-Kholy (eds.). The World Environment 1972 – 1992: Two Decades of Challenge. Chapman & Hall, London, for UNEP, 1992, 850p. $39.95.

Tudge, Colin. Last Animals At The Zoo: How Mass Extinction Can Be Stopped. Island Press, 1992, 266 p. $15.00.

UNCED. The Global Partnership for Environment and Development, A Guide to Agenda 21, Post-Rio Edition. United Nations Publica- tions, 1993, 239 p. $9.95.

UNCED. Energy Systems, Environment and Development: A Reader. United Nations Publications, 1991, 496 p. $29.95.

UNCED. Agenda 21, Rio Declaration and Forest Principles, Post-Rio Edition. United Nations Publications, 1993, 650 p. $25.00.

Vasey, Daniel E. An Ecological History of Agriculture: 10,000 B.C.-A.D. 10,000.Iowa State University Press, 1992, 363 p. $34.95.

Watts, Sir Arthur. International Law And The Antarctic Treaty System. Grotius Publications Limited, 1992, 483 p.

Weiss, Edith Brown, Paul C. Szasz and Daniel B. Magrow. Interna- tional Environmental Law: Basic Instruments and Reference City? Transnational Publishers, 1992, 749 p. $65.00.

Weizsacker, Ernst U Von. Earth Politics. Zed Books, 1993, 320 p. $19.95.

Westing, Arthur H. (ed.). Comprehensive Security For The Baltic. International Peace Research Institute, 1989, 148 p. $45.00.

Whally, John and Peter Uimonen. Trade and the Environment: Set- ting the Rules. Institute For International Economics, 1993, $13.00.

White, Rodney R. North, South, and the Environmental Crisis. University Of Toronto Press, 1993, 214 p.

Wilson, Edward O. The Diversity Of Life. W.W. Norton & Company, 1993, $29.95.

World Resource Institute. Global Biodiversity Strategy. WRI Publications, 1992, 260p., $19.95.

Young, Oran. Arctic Politics: Conflict and Cooperation in the Circumpolar North. University Press of New England, 1992, 287p., $17.95.