Newsletter September 2004

Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association, Newsletter – September 2004 – “Back to School Issue”

Editor: David Downie, Columbia University
Assistant Editor: Rosemarie Savio

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1.1. ESS Officers

(Dates indicate when term expires).
Chair: Ronnie Lipschutz (2005)
Vice-chair: Beth De-Sombre (2006)
Executive Committee: Geoffrey Dabelko (2006), Kathryn Hochstetler (2006), Gabriela Kütting (2006), Tamar Gutner (2005), Michelle Betsill (2005), and Paul Harris (2005).
Nominations Committee: Samuel Barkin (2006), Ken Wilkening (2006), Miranda Schreurs (2005) and Ron Mitchell (2005).
Sprout Committee: Kate O’Neill (2006), Stacy VanDeveer (2006), Wil Burns (2005), Richard Matthews (2005) and Beth DeSombre (2005).
Section Representative to Global Environmental Politics Board: Paul Steinberg (2006).

1.2. ISA Conferences

Next year’s conference will be held in Honolulu, HI, on the topic “Dynamics of World Politics: Capacity, Preferences and Leadership.” ESS members should note that dropping out of the conference at the last minute can lead to penalties both to the individual and to the ESS section.
Also, the 2004 International Studies Association-Northeast region (ISA-NE) and the Northeast American Political Science Association (NPSA), November 11-13, 2004 at the Omni Parker House, Boston, MA ( under “Regions & Sections.”).

1.3. ESS Website Announcement

Marcus Schaper at the University of Maryland has graciously taken responsibility for the ESS website. We welcome comments and suggestions for the site ).You can always find the ESS site by pointing your browser to and selecting the link to the ESS site.

1.4. Membership and Email List

ESS Members are encouraged to solicit potential members and to check if their colleagues are on the email list. For information on the Section, contact the Chair ( To be added to the list, please contact the Chair or the Newsletter editor (
2.1. BOOKS

(alphabetical order)

  • Liliana B. Andonova, Transnational Politics of the Environment: The European Union and Environmental Policy in Central and Eastern Europe. MIT Press, 2004.
  • Matthew R. Auer, ed., Restoring Cursed Earth: Appraising Environmental Policy Reforms in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. Rowman & Littlefield Press, 2004.
  • Regina Axelrod, David Downie and Norman Vig, eds., Global Environmental Policy, 2nd Edition. Washington: CQ Press, 2004.
  • Peggy F. Barlett and Geoffrey W. Chase, Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change. MIT Press, 2004.
  • Steffen Bauer and Frank Biermann, A World Environmental Organization: Solution or Threat of Effective International Enviornmental Governance? Ashgate, 2004
  • David Downie and Terry Fenge, Eds., Northern Lights Against Pops: Combating Toxic Threats In The Arctic. Mcgill-Queens Univ Press, 2003. (Now in paperback, www.mqup.Mcgill.Ca).
  • Robert F. Durant, Daniel J. Fiorino, and Rosemary O’Leary, eds., Environmental Governance Reconsidered: Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities.MIT Press, 2004.
  • Robyn Eckersley, The Green State: Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty. MIT Press, 2004.
  • Michael M. Gunter, Jr. Building the Next Ark: How NGOs Work to Protect Biodiversity. Dartmouth College and University Press of New England, 2004
  • Peter I. Hajnal and John J. Kirton, Hard Choices, Soft Law: Voluntary Standards in Global Trade, Environment and Social Governance. Ashgate, 2004.
  • Neil E. Harrison and Gary C. Bryner, eds., Science and Politics in the International Environment. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003.
  • Sheila Jasanoff and Marybeth Long Martello, eds., Earthly Politics: Local and Global in Environmental Governance. MIT Press, 2004.
  • Norichika Kane and Peter Haas, eds., Emerging Forces in Environmental Governance. Brookings Institution Press, 2004.
  • Margaret P. Karns and Karen A. Mingst, International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance. Lynne Reinner, 2004.
  • John J. Kirton and Michael J. Trebilcock, Hard Choices, Soft Law: Voluntary Standards in Global Trade, Environment and Social Governance. Ashgate, 2004.
  • Jean E. Krasno, The United Nations: Confronting the Challenges of a Global Society. Lynne Reinner, 2004.
  • Gabriela Kutting, Globalization And Environment; Greening Global Political Economy. SUNY Press, NY, 2004.
  • Arthur Molella and Joyce Bedi, eds., Inventing for the Environment. MIT Press, 2004.
  • Brian K. Obach, Labor and the Environmental Movement: The Quest for Common Ground. MIT Press, 2004.
  • Dara O’Rourke, Community-Driven Regulation: Balancing Development and the Environment in Vietnam.MIT Press, 2004.
  • David Ward Phillips and Julie A. Soloway, Governing Global Trade Disputes: Direct Access under NAFTA and the WTO. Ashgate, 2004.
  • Barry Rabe, Statehouse and Greenhouse: The Emerging Politics of American Climate Change Policy. Brookings Institution Press, 2004.
  • Patricia J. Scharlin and J. Gary Taylor, Smart Alliance: How a Global Corporation and Environmental Activiists Transformed a Tarnished Brand. Yale University Press, 2004.
  • James Gustave Speth, Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment. Yale University Press, 2004.
  • Detlef F. Sprinz, and Yael Wolinsky-Nahmias, eds., Models, Numbers, and Cases: Methods for Studying International Relations. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press, 2004.
  • Norman J. Vig and Michael G. Faure, eds., Green Giants? Environmental Policies of the United States and the European Union. MIT Press, 2004.
  • Kenneth E. Wilkening, Acid Rain Science and Politics in Japan: A History of Knowledge and Action toward Sustainability. MIT Press, 2004.
  • UNEP, Africa Environment Outlook: Case Studies. Human Vulnerability to Change. UNEP, 2004.
  • UNEP, Energy Subsidies: Lessons Learned in Assessing their Impact and Designing Policy Reforms. UNEP, 2004.
  • UNEP, Environment Outlook: Case Studies. Human Vulnerability to Change. UNEP 2004
  • UNEP, GEO Yearbook 2003.UNEP, 2004.
  • UNEP, Global Environment Outlook (GEO) 2003. UNEP, 2003.


(alphabetical order)