ESS Newsletter—Fall/Winter 2014

ESS Newsletter—Fall/Winter 2014

Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association, Newsletter, December 2014

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Editors: Crystal Murphy, Chapman University and Richard Matthew, University of California, Irvine

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The next edition will be Spring 2015.

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 Crystal Murphy. Please send publication information, announcements, calls for papers, job announcements, etc. for inclusion in the next issue to crmurphy@chapman.edu and include “ESS Newsletter” in the subject line.

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CONTENTS

  1. NEW PUBLICATIONS
    1. BOOKS
    2. ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS
  2. CAREER RESOURCES
  3. EVENTS
  4. CALLS FOR PROPOSALS
  5. ENGAGEMENT
  6. ANNOUNCEMENTS

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1. NEW PUBLICATIONS

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1.1. BOOKS
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Frank Biermann, 2014. Earth System Governance. World Politics in the Anthropocene. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Jessica K Green Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance.   (Princeton 2014)

More information about the book can be found at  http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10148.html

Neil E. Harrison Sustainable Capitalism and the Pursuit of Well-Being (Abingdon: Routledge/Earthscan, 2014)

More information about the book can be found at  www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415662819

Harrison, Neil E. and John Mikler, Climate Innovation: Liberal Capitalism and Climate Change (Houndmills Basingtstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

Sikina Jinnah Post-Treaty Politics: Secretariat Influence in Global Environmental Governance. (MIT Press 2014)

More information about the book can be found at  http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/post-treaty-politics

Walter Leal and Vakur Sumer, (eds.) “Sustainable Water Use and Management: Examples of New Approaches and Perspectives” Springer, January 2015.

More information about the book can be found at http://www.amazon.com/Sustainable-Water-Use-Management-Perspectives/dp/3319123939/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418309196&sr=1-4&keywords=sustainable+water+use+and+management

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1.2. ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

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Auer, Matthew R. 2014. “Collective Action and the Evolution of Social Norms: The Principled Optimism of Elinor Ostrom,” Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, Vol. 6, No. 4: 265-271.

Auer, Matthew R., Zhang, Yuman, Lee, Priscilla. 2014. “The Potential of Microblogs for the Study of Public Perceptions of Climate Change,” WIREs Climate Change, Vol. 5 (May/June): 291-296.

Mark Axelrod, “Clash of the Treaties: Responding to Institutional Interplay in EC-Chile Swordfish Negotiations” European Journal of International Relations, 20(4): 987-1013 (2014). doi: 10.1177/1354066113499386

Gampfer, R., Bernauer, T., Kachi, A. (2014) How to obtain public support for large-scale North-South climate funding? Global Environmental Change 29: 118–126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.08.006.

Beck, L., Bernauer, T., Siegfried, T., Böhmelt, T.  (2014) Implications of hydro-political dependency for international water cooperation and conflict: Insights from new data. Political Geography 42: 23-33.

Buhaug, H., Nordkvelle, J., Bernauer, T., et al. (2014) One Effect to Rule Them All? A Comment on Climate and Conflict. Climatic Change 10, DOI 10.1007/s10584-014-1266-1.

Schaffer, L., Bernauer, T. (2014) Explaining the Adoption of Renewable Energy Policies. Energy Policy 68: 15 – 27 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.12.064).

 Böhmelt, T., Bernauer, T., Buhaug, H., Gleditsch, N.P., Tribaldos, T. (2014) Demand, Supply, and Restraint: Determinants of Domestic Water Conflict and Cooperation. Global Environmental Change DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.11.018.

Böhmelt, T., Bernauer, T., Koubi, V. (2014) The marginal impact of ENGOs in different types of democratic systems. European Political Science Review doi:10.1017/S175577391400006X.

 Bernauer, T., Böhmelt, T (2014). Basins at risk – Predicting international river basin conflict and cooperation. Global Environmental Politics 14 (4), forthcoming.

Bernauer, T., Gampfer, R. (2014) Burden Sharing in Global Climate Governance. In: Cherry, T.L., Hovi, J., McEvoy, D. Toward a New Climate Agreement: Conflict, Resolution and Governance. New York: Routledge.

What are the real life experiences that inspire today’s global thought-leaders and policymakers? What mistakes have they learned from? What are their hopes for the next generation of global environmental governance? These topics and more are covered in Global Leadership Dialogues, the newest publication series from the Center for Governance and Sustainability. Based on in-person interchanges, the stories told in the Dialogues series offer insights into the professional work and personal experiences of notable professionals in the global governance field. The tone and content of this series are informal, and the publications are not subject to peer review. Instead, the purpose is to provide in-depth perspectives on what these leaders think about key issues in global governance, what inspires them, and how they imagine the future. The first two editions of the Global Leadership Dialogues series feature Gus Speth and Christiana Figueres. They are available for download here. 

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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

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Assistant Professor of Climate Change Policy

Department of Environmental Science & Policy, University of California, Davis

We are recruiting a 9-month (academic year) tenure-track position in climate change policy at the assistant professor rank.  Potential disciplinary backgrounds include policy sciences, economics, environmental law, and other appropriate social sciences (sociology, anthropology, geography, planning).  Preference will be given to integrative scientists who employ quantitative empirical and modeling approaches, with demonstrated experience in policy engagement and capacity to work in interdisciplinary programs.  The candidate’s research goals should focus on developing and analyzing the effectiveness of climate change policies, including the integration of scientific information into policy decisions and feedbacks between social decisions and environmental change. Ideally the candidate’s research will have international relevance, though other scales are also appropriate (e.g. local, regional, national). Research may focus on the link between climate change and other environmental issues such as water management, energy development, and conservation management.   The successful candidate is expected to fully participate in the Environmental Policy Master’s (EPM) program, and the position will carry a teaching responsibility in the program. The EPM degree is a non-research, experiential MS program where groups of students address complex environmental problems from multiple perspectives (legal, economic, policy, politics, social equitability, technological, scientific).

Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply. Inquiries: Professor Mark Lubell, Recruitment Committee (530) 752-5880, email: mnlubell@ucdavis.edu. The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be received by January 9, 2015.

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3. EVENTS
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SUMMER INSTITUTE: Contemplative Environmental Studies

July 26-August 1, 2015, Lama Foundation, San Cristobal, New Mexico

This workshop for professors investigates how we can teach environmental studies in ways that take seriously the magnitude of the problem, personal experiences of our students, and our own inner lives.  Part workshop and part retreat, the institute explores the political, emotional, and contemplative dimensions of environmental pedagogy in higher education.

For more information: http://www.american.edu/sis/gep/Contemplative-Environmental-Studies-Workshop.cfm Email: Paul Wapner, American University: pwapner@american.edu

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4. CALLS FOR PROPOSALS
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Call for Papers for BISA PGN Conference

BISA PGN Annual Conference will be taking place at King’s College London on the 30th March, 2015. The BISA Environment WG have been guaranteed several panels at this year’s PGN Conference, and are now looking for papers on the following themes.

Environmental Change and Inequality: This panel intends to address the question of whether social and political responses to environmental change can reduce global inequality. Panel convenor- Ross Gillard, ee12rg@leeds.ac.uk

Environmental Commitments and Non-implementation: This panels aims to discuss problems that arise during the process of putting international and domestic environmental commitments into practice at the micro levels. Panel convenor- Elena Gorianova, elena.gorianova@gmail.com

The Role of Corporate Environmental Disclosure and Reporting in the

Emergence of ‘Green’ Economic Narratives and Accumulation Strategies:

There is a considerable body of literature on corporate environmental disclosure and reporting as a neoliberal ‘alternative’ mode of governance. We welcome proposals that go beyond such an assessment of the immediate effects of reporting and examine whether and how such information production provides basic blocs for the formulation of ‘green’ economic narratives and accumulation strategies. Panel convenor- Nino David Jordan, nino.jordan.13@ucl.ac.uk

If you are interested in submitting a paper, please contact the listed panel convenor. Each submission requires a paper title, your university affiliation, and a 250 word abstract, by the 14th January. Attendance at the Conference will be an ideal opportunity for PhD students to experience an academic conference and receive feedback on their research. The keynote speaker will be the Chair of BISA and Head of Department at the University of Sheffield, Professor Nicola Phillips. The event will also be followed by a wine reception at King’s College London.

The Center for Governance and Sustainability is looking for new submissions for its

Issue Briefs series.

The Issue Briefs are short, policy-oriented papers intended for use by policy makers, professionals, and academics alike. Since the series began in October

2011, the Center has published ten issue briefs and as of September 2013, they have been downloaded 5,600 times. In addition, printed copies are distributed at various

international policy events.

The Briefs address a variety of contemporary topics in the areas of global governance and sustainability, are analytically rigorous and written in plain language. They are peer-reviewed by both academics and policymakers. The Editorial Board welcomes contributions on any subject related to governance and sustainability and is particularly

interested in new analysis of current global issues, including the MDGs, SDGs, the High-

Level Political Forum, and new architecture for environment and development, among

Others. To submit a proposal, please send a brief email with a 200-word abstract and an outline to info@environmentalgovernance.org. We will provide feedback and guidance within a

week.

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5. ENGAGEMENT
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We need 200 current APSA members to sign our petition to restore the Green Politics and Theory group to Organized Section status by January 28, 2015.

The purpose of the Section is:

–to foster the study of green politics and theory within the discipline of political science;

–to encourage innovative and rigorous research in the area of green politics and theory;

–to provide for the development of a supportive community of scholars within the larger political science and interdisciplinary academic community.

As the dimensions of the continuing global ecological crisis become better understood there is an increasing recognition of the importance of studying green politics and the societal transformations that are emerging out of those politics. An important step towards that end is to restore the Green Politics and Theory section (now a Related Group) to its previous status as an Organized Section. To support these efforts and sign the petition send an email to Sarah Surak (smsurak@salisbury.edu) with (1) your full name and (2) a sentence confirming you are a current APSA member supporting the creation of an APSA Organized Section on Green Politics and Theory.  

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6. ANNOUNCEMENTS

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John Jay College, CUNY has added a new undergraduate program and minor in Sustainability and Environmental Justice to its curriculum this Fall. The interdisciplinary program brings together faculty from the social sciences, humanities, the sciences and the arts, and students have access to a broad range of courses from an array of disciplines. For more information, see the program website, which includes an active blog and an events page for the NYC metropolitan area: http://sustainabilityjjay.org” Prof. Alexander Schlutz, English department, is in charge of the minor.‬

ESS Section Member (and former member of the ESS Exec and the GEP Editorial Board) Professor Lorraine Elliott from the Australian National University has been confirmed as Chair-elect of the Academic Council on the UN System. She will formally take over for a three year term as ACUNS Chair at the 2015 ACUNS Annual Meeting which will be held in The Hague. This is the first time that the Council has been chaired by anyone south of the Equator. ACUNS has close links with ISA as a co-sponsor of the ISA IO section at the Annual Convention. Lorraine is keen to identify ESS colleagues who are working on aspects of the UN system. She may be reached at Lorraine.Elliott@anu.edu.au

ISA CABARET RETURNS in New Orleans: Calling all musicians or spoken word performers! Come play or perform at ISA’s version of an open mike. The ISA Cabaret will take place on Thursday of the conference, from 8-11 p.m.  If you want to sign up in advance for a performance slot or have any questions, please email Beth DeSombre and edesombr@wellesley.edu. (There will even be a guitar for you to borrow, and you can also sign up on the spot if there are any slots available.)  And the non-performers among you: come hear the hidden talents of your colleagues!