ESS Newsletter – Fall 2012

ESS Newsletter – Fall 2012

Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association, Newsletter, Fall 2012

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Editors: Richard Matthew and Beth Karlin, University of California, Irvine

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The next edition will be January 2013. We follow a Fall, Winter, Spring schedule. The ESS newsletter is based at the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs at the University of California, Irvine (www.cusa.uci.edu) and co-edited by Richard Matthew and Beth Karlin. Please send publication information, announcements, calls for papers, job announcements, etc. for inclusion in the next issue to bkarlin@uci.edu and include “ESS Newsletter” in the subject line.

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CONTENTS

1. NEW PUBLICATIONS o

1.1. BOOKS o

1.2. ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

2. CAREER RESOURCES

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1. NEW PUBLICATIONS

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1.1. BOOKS

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A new volume has been published in Peter Lang Publishing’s Global Studies in Education series Occupy Education: Living and Learning Sustainability, by Tina Lynn Evans is motivated by the sustainability crisis and energized by the drive for social justice that inspired the Occupy movement. Situated within the struggle for sustainability taking place amid looming resource shortages, climate change, economic instability, and ecological breakdown, the book is a timely contribution to community education and action. It opens a whole realm of integrated theory to educators and sustainability activists – and demonstrates how that theory can be moved into practice. Occupy Education is an excellent text for courses in sustainability studies, social philosophy, globalization, social justice, food system praxis, sustainability education, political economy, and environmental studies.

Peter Newell’s latest book, Globalization and the Environment, is now available from Polity. Globalization and the Environment critically explores the actors, politics and processes that govern the relationship between globalization and the environment. Taking key aspects of globalization in turn; trade, production and finance, the book highlights the relations of power at work that determine whether globalization is managed in a sustainable way and on whose behalf.

Judith Shapiro’s new book, China’s Environmental Challenges, has been published by Polity Books. For more information, see www.judithshapiro.com.

Global Environmental Governance Reconsidered, Edited by Frank Biermann and Philipp Pattberg This book, which is the synthesis of a ten-year “Global Governance Project” carried out by thirteen leading European research institutions, first examines new nonstate actors, focusing on international bureaucracies, global corporations, and transnational networks of scientists; then investigates novel mechanisms of global governance, particularly transnational environmental regimes, public-private partnerships, and market-based arrangements; and, finally, looks at fragmentation of authority, both vertically among supranational, international, national, and subnational layers, and horizontally among different parallel rule-making systems. The implications, potential, and realities of global environmental governance are defining questions for our generation. This book distills key insights from the past and outlines the most important research challenges for the future.

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1.2. ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

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Auer, Matthew R. 2012 “Group Forest Certification for Smallholders in Vietnam: An Early Test and Future Prospects,” Human Ecology 40(1): 5-14.

Bulkeley H, Andonova L, Bäckstrand K, Betsill M, Compagnon D, Duffy R, Kolk A, Hoffmann M, Levy D, Newell P, Milledge T, Paterson M, Pattberg P, VanDeveer S, 2012, “Governing climate change transnationally: assessing the evidence from a database of sixty initiatives” Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 30(4) 591 – 612

Falkner, Robert and Bernice Lee (eds.) (2012) ‘Rio+20 and the Global Environment: Reflections on Theory and Practice’, special issue of International Affairs, vol. 88, no. 3.

Falkner, Robert (2012) ‘Global Environmentalism and the Greening of International Society’,in: International Affairs vol. 88, no. 3, pp. 503-22.

Falkner, Robert and Nico Jaspers (2012) ‘Regulating Nanotechnologies: Risk, Uncertainty and the Global Governance Gap’, in: Global Environmental Politics vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 30-55.

Falkner, Robert and Nico Jaspers (2012) ‘Environmental Protection, International Trade and the WTO’, in: The Ashgate Research Companion to International Trade Policy, edited by Kenneth Heydon and Stephen Woolcock (Aldershot: Ashgate: 245-60).

Levin, K,, Cashore, B., Bernstein, S. & Auld, G. 2012. “Overcoming the Tragedy of Super Wicked Problems: Constraining our Future Selves to Ameliorate Global Climate Change” Policy Sciences 45 (2): 123-152.

McAfee, Kathleen (2012) The Contradictory Logic of Global Ecosystem-Services Markets, in Development and Change 43:1.

McAfee, Kathleen (2012) Nature in the Market-World: Ecosystem Services and Inequality, in Development 55:1, 25-33.

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2. CAREER RESOURCES

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You can find an array of career resources on the Environmental Studies section website at: http://environmental-studies.org/?page_id=82

Environmental Politics, Policy, and Ethics Department of Political Science/Virginia Tech.

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position of assistant professor in North American, Anglo-American, or advanced industrialized government and politics with strengths in environmental politics, policy, and ethics; additional specializations in sustainability and urban development or climate change adaptation and social resilience with respect to their regulatory, legal, institutional, or economic impact also are of interest. This position will begin August 10, 2013. Ph.D. required by August 10, 2013. For more information access our website at http://www.jobs.vt.edu posting #0122220 to submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, recent writing samples, teaching evaluations, along with letters of support from three to five academic references. Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Individual with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the Chair of the Search Committee or the Virginia Tech Relay Service, 1-800-828-1129. Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

Master of Marine Management (MMM) degree, Dalhousie University

The Master of Marine Management (MMM) is a one year professional, non-thesis and interdisciplinary graduate program designed for students who want to address solutions for marine management problems with interdisciplinary synthesis and integration through teamwork in research and planning. The student body, approximately 20 per annum, comprises a remarkable diversity of professionals and recent graduates from many backgrounds and disciplines. Faculty members associated with the Marine Affairs Program offer world class expertise from fifteen departments across two university campuses, several federal government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sector companies, all focused on the ocean, coastal, and maritime sectors. Among our many strengths is the international nature of both our student body and faculty expertise. The Marine Affairs Program is based at Dalhousie University, the premier university in Atlantic Canada as well as Canada’s “Ocean University” and the home of many internationally renowned researchers and award-winning scholars. Applications are due 31 January 2013. Please visit our website for more information: http://marineaffairsprogram.dal.ca/. Please direct enquiries to our Administrator, Becky Field at: marine.affairs@dal.ca or: +1 902 494 3555