Newsletter January 1990

ESS ACTIVITIES: THE WASHINGTON ISA MEETINGS, APRIL 11- 14

All section members are invited to the ESS business meet- ing, which is scheduled for Thursday, April 12, 12:00-1:15. Three new members of the Executive Committee will be selected. If you would like to nominate someone or to volunteer yourself, contact one of the members of the Nominating Committee: Kenneth Dahlberg (Western Michigan University, phone (616) 387-5686) or Carolyn Stephenson (University of Hawaii at Manoa, (808) 948- 8195). Future plans for the section will also be discussed.
The announcement of the recipient of the Sprout Award is also made at the annual meetings. The award is given to the work con- sidered to be the most outstanding contribution to the literature in the field of international environmental politics during the past two years. Nominations should be forwarded as soon as possible to Peter Haas (University of Massachusetts, (413) 545-2695), who is chairing this year’s Sprout Award Committee. He can be contacted electronically through the following address: PMHAAS@UMASS.BITNET.
ESS is sponsoring or co-sponsoring six panels at the ISA meet- ings. The larger number of panels this year perhaps reflects the increased salience of environmental issues in world politics. Check the final convention program for the rooms.

Title: International Environmental Security (Co-sponsored with International Organization Section)
Time: Wednesday, April 11, 1:30-3:15.
Chair: Philippe Le Prestre, University of Quebec at Montreal.
Paper presenters: Lynton K. Caldwell, Indiana University, “Environmental Security and National Defense”
M.G. Kabir, Jahangirnahar University, “Regional Environ- mental Degradation and South Asian Security”
Valerie J. Assetto and Bruce Bailey, Colorado State University, “Evolution of UNEP’s Role in International Environ- mental Politics”
Urs P. Thomas, University of Quebec at Montreal, “The United Nations Environment Programme -Constraints and Strategy in the Context of 1992”
Discussant: Arild Underdal, University of Oslo

Title: Perspectives on the Human Dimensions of Global Change (Co-sponsored with the Ad Hoc Committee on Human Dimensions of Global Change
Time: Wednesday, April 11, 10:30-12:15
Chair: Marvin S. Soroos, North Carolina State University.
Paper presenters: Dennis Pirages, University of Maryland, “Interrelationships: The Physical Environment and Social Evolu- tion”
Elena N. Nikitina, Institute of World Economy and Interna- tional Relations, USSR Academy of Science, “New Soviet Environ- mental Policy: Approaches to Global Changes”
Thomas Homer-Dixon, University of Toronto, and George Rathjens, MIT, “International Security and Global Environmental Change”
Discussant: Harold Jacobson, University of Michigan
Title: The Politics of Regime Formation: Arctic Case Studies
Time: Thursday, April 12, 3:15-5:00 p.m.
Co-chairs: Oran R. Young and Gail Osherenko, Dart- mouth College

Case Study: “The Fur Seal Regime (1911)”
Presenters: Margaret Clark, University of Oregon
Natalia S. Mirovitskaya, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow
Ronald G. Purver, Canadian Institute of International Peace and Security, Ottawa
Case Study: “The Svalbard Regime (Treaty of Spitzbergan (1920)”
Presenters: Artemy A. Sagiryan, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow
Elen C. Singh, Mississippi State University, Itta Bena
Case Study: “The Polar Bear Conservation Regime (1973)”
Presenters: Anne Fikkan, Norwegian Ministry of Environment and Nansen Institute
Gail Osherenko, Dartmouth College
Case Study: “The Ozone Protection Regime (1985 and 1987)”
Presenter: Peter M. Haas, University of Massachusetts “The Ozone Protection Regime (1985 and 1987)
Other roundtable and project participants: Olav Schram Stokke, Nansen Institute, Norway
Marvin S. Soroos, North Carolina State University

Title: The International Relations of Global Warming (co- sponsored with Millenium; Journal of International Studies)
Time: Thursday, April 12, 5:15-7:00 p.m.
Chair: TBA
Paper presenters: Neville Brown, University of Birmingham, “Global Warning as a Security Consideration for the Nation-State”
Ian Rowlands, London School of Economics, “Institution- Building to Deal with Global Warning”
Kilaparti Ramakrishna, Woods Hole Research Center, “Global Warming – International Policy Options”
Discussant: Eugene Skolnikoff, MIT.

Title: Comparative Analysis of Environmental Policies and Practices
Time: Friday, April 13, 8:30-10:15 a.m.
Chair: Barbara Jancar, SUNY Brockport
Paper presenters: Herbert Acquay, African Development Bank and Cornell University, “Environmental Management Policies in Ghana”
Sandra Woy-Hazelton, Miami University of Ohio, “Environ- mental Impact of Peruvian Government Drug Policies”
Barbara Jancar, SUNY Brockport, “New Directions in Environmental Decision-Making in the Soviet Union”
Erik Lykke, Nansen Institute, “Comparative Analysis of Environmental Decision Practices: North America and Western Europe”
Discussants: TBA.

Title: Expanding Realities and Theories of Security: The Interplay of Nordic and Global Perspectives (Co-sponsored with Section on Security Studies)
Time: Saturday, April 14, 8:30-10:15 a.m.
Chair: Martin O. Heisler, University of Maryland
Paper presenters: George H. Quester, University of Maryland, “Finlandization as a Problem and an Opportunity: Military, Political and Social Developments in the 1990s and Beyond”
Olav Schram Stokke, The Fridtjof Nansens Institute, “The Potential for Cooperation in the North: Building Regimes on Natural Resources and Environment”
Gregory Flynn, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, “Changing American Perspectives: Implications for the Nordic Region” Martin O. Heisler, University of Maryland, “Opportunities and Pitfalls of Expanding a Region and Conceptions of Security and International Relations”
Discussant: Oran R. Young, The Institute of Arctic Studies.

RECENT BOOKS

Steiner Andresen and Willy Ostreng (eds.). International Resource Management: The Role of Science and Politics. New York: Belhaven Press, 1989, 291pp.

Fikret Berkes (ed.). Common Property Resources: Ecology and Community-Based sustainable Development. Irvington, NY: Columbia University Press, 1989, 320pp.

Gerald Blake (ed.). Maritime Boundaries and Ocean Resources. Savage, MD: Bowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1989, 304pp.

Murray Bookchin. Remaking Society. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Black Rose Books, 1989, 208pp.

Peter Borelli (ed.). Crossroads: Environmental Priorities for the Future. Washington, DC: ISland Press, 1989, 352pp.

Daniel B. Botkin, Margriet F. Caswell, John E. Estes, and Angelo A. Orio. Changing the global Environment: Perspectives on Human Involvement. Boston: Academic Press, 1989.

John E. Carroll (ed.). International Environmental Diplomacy: The Management and Resolution of Transfrontier Environmental Problems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.

Douglas Dowd. The Waste of Nations: Disfunction in the World Economy. Boulder, Westview, 1989.

Hans Gregersen, Sydney Draper, and Dieter Elz (eds.). People and Trees: The Role of Social Forestry in Sustainable Develop- ment. Washington, DC: World Bank Publications, 1989, 288pp.

Philippe LePrestre. The World Bank and the Environmental Challenge. London: Associated University Presses, 1989.

Lester W. Milbrath. Envisioning a Sustainable Society: Learn- ing Our Way Out. Ithaca, NY: SUNY Press, 1989, 400pp.

John McCormick. Reclaiming Paradise: The Global Environmental Movement. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989.

Bill McKibben. The End of Nature. New York: Random House, 1989, 226pp.

Arne Naess. Ecology, Community and Life Style. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Max Nicholson. The New Environmental Age. New York: Cam- bridge University Press, 1987, 232pp.

OECD. Agriculture and Environmental Policies: Opportunities for Integration. Washington, DC: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 1989, 220pp.

OECD. Strengthening Environmental Cooperation with Developing Countries. Washington, DC: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 1989, 148pp.

R. C. Paeklke. Environmentalism and the Future of Progressive Politics. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.

James L. Regens and Robert W. Rycroft. The Acid Rain Con- troversy. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1988, 246pp.

Jeremy Rifkin. Entropy: Into the Greenhouse World (rev.). Washington, DC: Greenhouse Crisis Foundation, 1989.

Sharon Roan. Ozone Crisis: The 15-Year Evolution of a Sudden Global Emergency. John Wiley & Sons, 1989, 256pp.

Norman J. Rosenberg, William E. Easterling, III, Pierre R. Cros- son, and Joel Darmstadter (eds.). Greenhouse Warming: Abate- ment and Adaptation. Washington, DC: Resources for the Future, 1989, 196pp.

Lester Ross. Environmental Policy in China. Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1988.

Stephen H. Schneider. Global Warming: Are We Entering the Greenhouse Century? San francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books, 1989, 317pp.

Julian L. Simon. Population Matters: People, Resources, Environment, and Immigration. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1989, 425pp.

Striking a Balance: The Environmental Challenge of Develop- ment. Washington, DC: World Bank Publications, 1989, 52pp.

Sub-Saharan Africa: From Crisis to Sustainable Growth. Washington, DC: World Bank Publications, 1989, 314pp.

Thaddeus C. Trzyna (ed.). World Directory of Environmental Organizations. Third Edition, Clarement, CA: California Institute of Public Affairs, 1989, 175pp.

UNEP. The State of the Environment 1988: The Public and the Environment. Nairobi: United Nations Environment Programme, 1988, 43pp.

Arthur H. Westing (ed.). Cultural Norms, War and the Environ- ment. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988, 177pp.

James C. White (ed.). Global Climate Change Linkages: Acid Rain, Air Quality, and Stratospheric Ozone. New York: Elsevier Science Publishing Co., Inc., 1989, 272pp.

SPECIAL ISSUES

“Sustainable Development,” Futures, Vol. 20, No. 6, Decem- ber 1988 (edited by David Pearce and Michael Redclift).

“Managing the Planet Earth,” Scientific American, Septem- ber 1989, Vol. 261, No. 3

FUNDING SOURCE

The National Science Foundation has announced a “Human Dimen- sions of Global Environmental Change.” It is being coordinated in the Division of Social and Economic Science. Proposals for this year’s competition were due on January 15, 1990. Proposals were sought that clearly related to the social, economic, demographic, governmental, legal, and/or institutional aspects of global change and demonstrated how the proposed research would contribute to and respond to environmental processes at a multi- national or global scale. For information on the future, contact the program director, Dr. Frank P. Scioli, Jr., NSF Political Science Program, Room 336, 1800 G. Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20550, phone (202) 375-7534.

JOURNALS OF INTEREST

The Gaia Magazine. This quarterly “networking” magazine was launched in July 1989. It will provide news and information about the work of Gaia groups worldwide. A free copy of the first issue can be requested from Erik Ness, Gaia Coordinator, 12 Trundle Street, London SE1 1QT.

NEWS ABOUT ESS MEMBERS

Kenneth Dahlberg (Western Michigan University), who founded ESS and served as its first chair, was appointed a member of the Human Dominated Systems Directorate of the United States Man and the Biosphere (MAB) program.

ITEMS FROM THE EDITOR

This past fall, I attended international conferences on inter- national environmental problems in Orevesi, Finland (sponsored by the Research Institute), and in Lublin and Kazimierz, Poland (sponsored by the University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska). My papers entitled “Conflict in the Use and Management of Interna- tional Commons” and “Climate Change as a Problem in Managing a Global Common Property Resource” are available to ESS members upon request. Stamps for return postage would be appreciated because of a budget freeze here at NCSU.
I am editing a new series of books on “Managing International Commons” for the University of South Carolina Press. I would be delighted to hear from any readers who may be interested in writ- ing a book for the series.
Please send me any items that may be of interest to readers of the ESS Newsletter, such as upcoming conferences, recent publications, papers you have presented, conferences attended, and cur- rent research projects.