Newsletter December 2001

Please send all announcements, information, queries, reviews, help wanted, etc. to Ronnie Lipschutz, rlipsch@cats.ucsc.edu, 260 Stevenson College, UC-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, Phone: 831-459-3275; fax: 831-459-3334. The next full issue will probably be out in November. Keep those e-mails coming! Feel free to forward this to anyone you think might find it interesting.

CONTENTS

ISA & SECTION NEWS

BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ON THE WEB

JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS

REQUESTS& MISCELLANY

ISA & SECTION NEWS

 

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR (Music, please!): The preliminary program for the ISA March 2002 conference in New Orleans is now available on the ISA website. Please check this site for full information. The Environmental Studies Section will be hosting an excellent set of panels. One of the themes of the ESS sessions for the New Orleans meetings will be a retrospective and prospective look at the major issues emerging out of the 1992 Rio Conference, ten years ago. Look for some special “theme” roundtables on “Rio plus Ten”, and for panels devoted to many of the important issues dominating global environment agendas since Rio, such as climate change, biodiversity, toxics, and desertification, as well as other panels on the north-south dimen-sion, science and environmental policy, IR theory and the environment, NGOs, China, Europe, economic instruments, etc. Although the number of slots assigned to ESS was reduced significantly by ISA HQ for this coming conference from what had been allotted to the section in past years, I was able to secure a number of panels well above that limit by arranging co-sponsorships with many of the other ISA sections. (These co-sponsored panels only counted as one-half toward our allotted quota.) Nevertheless, it was unfortunately not possible to schedule all of the panels proposed for ESS sponsorship. Part of the problem is that the number of panels for all of ISA on the first day of the conference (Sunday) is rather limited, apparently due to a lack of hotel room space. It looks as though it will be possible for ESS to host its own reception during the conference. Members are also reminded of the one-day workshop being organized by Paul Wapner on the Saturday prior to the start of ISA (see below) And, of course, we are in New Orleans. All in all, it looks to be a very special event for our section, and I look forward to seeing all of you there.

Don Munton, Chair, ESS

 

ISA WORKSHOP: “New Approaches to Global Environmental Politics” will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2002, in conjunction with the International Studies Association (ISA) annual meeting. The workshop will take place at Tulane University, just a few miles from the ISA conference hotel, the New Orleans Marriott. It is supported by the Environmental Studies Section of

the ISA, the Harrison Program on the Future Global Agenda at the University of Maryland, and American University. The workshop aims to cull recent understandings of fundamental issues in global environmental politics in an effort to stimulate new research agendas.  The workshop will consist of a set of discussion groups organized around a number of different themes. No formal presentations will be made; rather, questions will be posed to stimulate sustained conversation. Each session will be led by a facilitator who will moderate discussion and ensure that the conversation flows and moves in important directions. The idea is to generate as much participatory deliberation as possible.   Participation in the workshop is limited to 40 persons. The workshop is free to participants and includes snacks and beverages throughout the day and a catered lunch. Registration will take place on a first come, first served basis. Please send an email to: pwapner@american.edu indicating your desire to participate and any dietary restrictions you may have.
Paul Wapner (pwapner@american.edu), Associate Professor; Director,
Environmental Policy Program, American University

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DISCUSSANT NEEDED We are in urgent need of someone to act as a discussant for a panel at the ISA Annual Convention in New Orleans in March 2001. The panel is on “Markets and Private Mechanisms” (Panel WD18 on the Preliminary Program). It is scheduled for Wednesday, 27 March, at 3:45 – 5:30 PM. If any member of ESS is able and willing to take on this assignment, please contact Don Munton, ESS chair, as soon as possible (munton@unbc.ca).

GRAWEMEYER AWARD: The University of Louisville is currently accepting nominations for the annual Grawemeyer Award in Ideas Improving World Order. This award is administered by the Department of Political Science and carries a substantial cash prize ($200,000). Any work published or presented between November 1996 and December 2001 is potentially eligible. Previously submitted nominations may be resubmitted. For general information, see “Wanted: Outstanding Ideas for Improving World Order,” at: http://apsanet.org/PS/dec98/payne.cfm Nominations for the next round of competition must be received by January 11, 2002. Completed files are due from nominees by February 8. The initial submission process is relatively simple: nominators must complete a one page form and submit a nomination letter. We especially encourage nominations from individual scholars and policy-makers. Self-nomination is also permitted. The address for the web page is: http://www.grawemeyer.org For further information, feel free to Roger Payne by e-mail at: R.Payne@louisville.edu; by telephone at (502) 852-3316; by fax at (502) 852-7923; or by writing in care of the Department of Political Science, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 40292.

MILLENNIUM ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT: The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) is seeking nominations of social and natural scientists to participate as experts or reviewers in the MA process. The MA is a pathbreaking international assessment that will meet decision-makers’ needs for scientific information on the consequences of ecosystem change for human wellbeing and on the response options available to address undesired changes. The MA is designed to meet a portion of the assessment needs of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention to Combat Deserti-fication, Wetlands Convention and other users including the private sector, civil society, and indigenous peoples. The deadline for receipt of author nominations is December 15, 2001. Nominations for reviewers will be accepted through August 1, 2002. Author nominations will be reviewed by the MA Board and Assessment Panel. Coordinating Lead Authors will be notified between February and March 2002 and Lead Authors by July 2002. This call for nominations is being sent to the government focal points of the above conventions and to networks of academic, private sector and non-governmental experts around the world. For information on the nomination requirements and on the roles of the experts and reviewers in the MA process, please see the detailed documentation available at www.millenniumassessment.org

THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEW CENTRAL EUROPE: AUSTRIA AND ITS NEIGHBORS, 19-21 September 2002, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Proposals for papers on other issues relating to the environment and sustainable development in Austria and Central Europe are welcome. The Center for Austrian Studies hopes to publish selected papers from the conference in revised, expanded form. Send a title, a one-page precis of the paper, and a curriculum vitae of the presenter to: Prof. Gary B. Cohen, Director, Center for Austrian Studies, University of Minnesota, 314 Social Science Building, 267 19th Avenue S. Minneapolis MN 55455; Tel: 612-624-9811, fax: 612-626-9004; E-mail: gcohen@umn.edu; Website: www.cas.umn

ARTICLES SOLICITED: The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environ-mental Change and Security Project invites you to write for its annual and now peer-reviewed journal, the Environmental Change and Security Project Report. Copies of Report 7 and previous Reports are available at: http://ecsp.si.edu/Ecsp_pdf.htm. Both articles and com-mentaries for ECSP Report 8, to be published in August 2002 are being solicited. Articles (which will be submitted to a double-blind referee process) should be between 15 and 35 double-spaced pages, while commentaries should be between 3 and 10 double-spaced pages. Of particular interest are submissions on any aspect of environmental or human security-particularly: (a) population growth, migration, and security; and (b) themes of the Johannesburg 2002 Summit on Sustainable Development. Deadline for submissions is 15 January 2002. Please contact ECSP Editor Robert Lalasz at lalaszrl@wwic.si.edu or 202/691-4182 with questions or proposals.

EAST ASIAN STUDIES: The second issue of Journal of East Asian Studies (JEAS) (VOL 1/ NO 2/ August 2001) carries articles on environmental cooperation in Northeast Asia (co-guest editors- Shin-wa Lee and Miranda Schreurs).

WATER: “Water management at the river basin level: challenges in Latin America” (LC/L.1583-P), August 2001, by Axel Dourojeanni. Serie Recursos Naturales e Infrae-structura No. 29. is available either as an attachment to e-mail in the Microsoft Word 97 format or in PDF, or in hard copy (printed) version by mail (individual copies) free of charge while supplies last. Requests should be sent to ajouravlev@eclac.cl, indicating clearly what version you need and to what address it should be sent.

WILDLIFE LAW: The 7th International Wildlife Law Conference will take place on March 30, 2002 at the Washington College of Law of American University. The theme for the conference will be The Convention on Biological Diversity: A Ten Year Report Card, however, it is anticipated that at least one panel will address other wildlife issues. Proposals are currently being sought for the conference, either on the primary theme or other wildlife law or policy themes. They can be submitted online at the American Society of International Law’s Wildlife Interest Group site, http://www.eelink.net/~asilwildlife/ASIL_AbstrSubmit.html, or by submitting a 75-100 word abstract directly to: asilwildlife@pacbell.net.

2001 OPEN MEETING IN RIO DE JANEIRO: The 2001 Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change was held on October 6-8 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Approxi-mately 275 researchers from a wide range of disciplines and 50 different countries participated in three intensive days of plenary presentations, parallel sessions, and organized activities. Papers presented at the conference will be made available through the Open Meeting web site at: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/openmeeting/.

COLLEGE CLIMATE RESPONSE: Organizing meeting, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR, February 8-10th, 2002–Faculty members and students engaged in environmental studies are invited to attend this weekend conference aimed at creating a consortium of higher education institutions to facilitate reducing and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions on campus. Keynote Speakers include: Dr. James Hansen, NASA; Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Oregon State University; Ross Gelbspan, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. As envisioned, the initial goal of College Climate Response would be to have 10-20 colleges and universities achieve Kyoto compliance through a mixture of reductions and offsets by December 2003. To apply, a student and faculty member team should send in a joint letter of interest, with a curriculum vitae included, to the address below. Individual students and faculty members may also apply. Food and lodging will be provided; participants must pay travel expenses. College Climate Response, c/o The Green House Network, 107 SE Washington, Portland, Oregon 97214, help@greenhousenet.org

JIWLP: Issue 4:2 of the Journal of the International Wildlife Law & Policy has been released. The online Table of Contents, which includes the full text of the issue’s Main Article, as well as new wildlife documents, is now available on the site: www.jiwlp.com. Go to 4:2 under “Past Issues.”

ON THE WEB

RECENT OECD-IEA INFORMATION PAPERS:“Forestry projects: permanence, credit accounting and lifetime,” Jane Ellis, October 2001, at: http://www.oecd.org/pdf/M00020000/M00020137.pdf

“Fast-tracking Small CDM Projects: Implications for the Electricity Sector,” Martina Bosi, October 2001, at: http://www.oecd.org/pdf/M00020000/M00020133.pdf

“An Initial View on Methodologies for Emission Baselines: Case Study on Transport,” Deborah Salon, October 2001, at: http://www.oecd.org/pdf/M00020000/M00020138.pdf

“The Commitment Period Reserve,” Richard Baron, October 2001, at: http://www.oecd.org/pdf/M00020000/M00020141.pdf

“Designing inventory, registry and trading systems in countries with economies in transition,” Stéphane Willems, October 2001, at: http://www.oecd.org/pdf/M00020000/M00020126.pdf

Mécanismes de Kyoto, Modalités de suivi et Respect des dispositions : de Kyoto à La Haye,” Sélection des récentes analyses de l’OCDE et de l’AIE sur le Protocole de Kyoto, at: http://www.olis.oecd.org/olis/2001doc.nsf/LinkTo/com-env-epoc-iea-slt(200109

The OECD IEA/ETSAP (Energy Technology Systems Analysis Programme) Web site has recently been updated with new info. ETSAP is a research partnership “dedicated to enabling its partners and their clients to develop sound integrated energy and environmental policy.” See: http://www.ecn.nl/unit_bs/etsap/

CORPORATE EMISSIONS: “Corporate Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets” – prepared for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change by authors Michael Margolick and Doug Russell from Global Change Strategies International, Inc., is available for download from the Pew Center website at http://www.pewclimate.org/projects/ghg_targets.cfm and the GCSI website at http://www.gcsi.ca/

GLOBAL CHANGE DIGEST: The July-September edition of Global Change Digest, a compendium of references in peer-reviewed journals and selected gray literature, is now available on the Global Change site, http://www.globalchange.org . Should you wish to be informed of future updates of this resource and other resources on the site, please sign up on the site’s announcement list. Citations for future issues of the Digest will be greatly appreciated. 

INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE THIRD ASSESSMENT REPORT, at: http://www.grida.no/climate/ipcc_tar/

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION GRAPHICS, at: http://www.grida.no/db/maps/collection/climate6/index.htm

CLIMATE & GLOBALIZATION: “Bonn and Genoa: A Tale of Two Cities and Two Movements,” By Tom Athanasiou and Paul Baer, http://www.fpif.org/papers/kyoto.html

FAR-OUT FOOD: “Food, Fuel, and Freeways: An Iowa Perspective on how far food travels, fuel usage, and greenhouse gas emissions.” Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, June 2001, at: http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/pubinfo/papersspeeches/food_mil.pdf

INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR INTEGRATED MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT (ICIMOD): New publications, including: Groverman, V.; Gurung, J. D., “Gender and organisational change: Training  manual,” 2001. 154p. ISBN 92-9115- 295-1. See: http://www.icimod.org

ANALYSIS OF COMPREHENSIVE PER CAPITA EMISSIONS: The Australia Institute has calculated greenhouse gas emissions per capita for Annex B countries on a comprehensive basis, i.e. including all sources and sinks, using latest national reports to the UNFCCC. The paper may be read under What’s New at The Australia Institute website www.tai.org.au.

ENVIRONMENT AND TERRORISM: “A New Vigilance: Identifying and Reducing the Risks of Environmental Terrorism,” Pacific Institute for Studies in Environment, Development & Security, prepared by Elizabeth L. Chalecki. See: http://www.pacinst.org/environment_and_terrorism.htm

“Key Source Category Analysis for the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Emissions and Sinks: 1990-1999 Final Draft” (2000; 118k pdf) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Atmospheric Programs, September 2001, at: http://www.epa.gov/globalwarming/publications/emissions/Key-Source_90-99.pdf

EUROPEAN BULLETIN ON ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH, Autumn 2001, at: http://www.who.dk/Document/PEH-EHP/bulletinautumn2001.pdf

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH PROJECTS: One of the world´s largest registers of research projects on the environment is available at http://www.mcbup.com/research_registers/emh/sponsors.asp

Along with the senior researchers which have taken advantage of the register, Masters and Doctoral students or journalists who are undertaking environmentally-related research are also invited to submit details on their work, which can be done free of charges at the above web site.

PACIFIC CURRENTS: Pacific Currents On-line is a monthly update of news, information and action items from Pacific Environment, a non-profit that works to protect the living environment of the Pacific Rim. It provides up-to-date coverage of environmental news from the Pacific Rim.To sign up for your free subscription to Pacific Currents On-Line, send a blank email to pacific_currents-subscribe@topica.com.

CICERO REPORTS: Cicerone is a bi-monthly publication from CICERO Center for Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo. A new issue of Scandinavian climate change magazine Cicerone is now available. Along with earlier editions, it can be found at http://www.cicero.uio.no/index_e.asp

Alfsen, Knut H., 2001. Climate change and sustainability in Europe. Policy Note 2001:03. CICERO, Oslo , Norway. 18pp.  http://www.cicero.uio.no/publications/detail.asp?publication_id=1436&lang=en&navigation=no

Aaheim, H. Asbjørn, Kjell Arne Brekke, Terje Lystad and Asbjørn Torvanger, 2001. The trade-off between short- and long-lived greenhouse gases under uncertainty and learning. Working Paper 2001:10. CICERO, Oslo , Norway. 18pp.  http://www.cicero.uio.no/publications/detail.asp?publication_id=1435&lang=en&navigation=no  

Asbjørn Torvanger, “An analysis of the Bonn agreement: Background information for evaluating business implications” (CICERO Report 2001:03), at: http://www.cicero.uio.no/publications/detail.asp?1458
http://www.cicero.uio.no/media/1458.pdf

OZONE: “Production and Consumption of Ozone Depleting Substances 1986-1999” (Author: Sebastian Oberthür). This study is the fourth update of the analysis of data on production and consumption of ODS conducted on behalf of the PROKLIMA Programme of the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) since 1997. Since then, this study has become a standard informational tool for policy-makers and others involved in international efforts to protect the ozone layer. According to this year’s report, global consumption of ODS has been reduced by more than 80 per cent since the introduction of international controls. Progress has not only been achieved in industrialized countries, but has also become clearly visible in developing countries. Free copies of the report can be received by writing to: proklima@gtz.de, or by going to: www.gtz.de/proklima.

NEW RENAISSANCE, quarterly journal published by Renaissance Universal (http://www.ru.org ) contains articles on environmental ethics written by Ken Wilber and by James Lovelock. The journal’s regular department, Eco-Notes, also contains short articles on environmental protection in Lebanon, wind energy, organic food and environmental footprints. The table of contents for this issue is online at http://www.ru.org/cc.html and subscription information is available at http://www.ru.org/subscrib.html

CLIMATE RISK: The background paper on “Managing Climate Risk,” M. Obersteiner, Ch. Azar, P. Kauppi, K. Möllersten, J. Moreira, S. Nilsson, P. Read, K. Riahi, B. Schlamadinger, Y. Yamagata, J. Yan, and J.-P. van Ypersele Science 2001 October 26; 294: 786-787. (in Letters) http://www.sciencemag.org/} is now available at the IIASA web-site under: http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Research/FOR/

CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: The International Journal of Global Environmental Issues 1(2) is devoted to the “Interactions Between Climate Change and Sustainable Development.” Information about the journal can be found at: www.inderscience.com.

GLOBAL ISSUES: New materials on issues behind consumption and consumerism can be found at: http://www.globalissues.org/TradeRelated/Consumption.asp

KeyWATER is the independent and non-commercial Information Portal for WATER people, at: http://keywater.vub.ac.be/NewItems.asp

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE: You may have missed the Second Annual EnviReform Conference — “Hard Choices, Soft Law: Combining Trade, Environment, and Social Cohesion in Global Governance” — at the University of Toronto’s Munk Centre for International Studies on November 8 and 9, 2001, but through the miracle of webcasting you can watch and listen to the presentations at the EnviReform Project’s website: http://www.envireform.utoronto.ca. Both days were webcast live and will remain available online for at least six months. The first day’s proceedings were videoconferenced with Washington DC in the first ever such collaboration between the University of Toronto and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. After the conference, the University of Toronto’s G8 Research Group held a special session with Sir Nicholas Bayne on the G8 and Terrorism. This can be viewed at:  http://media.snow.utoronto.ca:8080/ramgen/Archive/envireform6.rm .Over the next few months, the presentations at the conference will be developed into a book to be published by Ashgate Publishing in its new series, Global Environmental Governance. Series editor Professor John Kirton at the University of Toronto welcomes any manuscripts that might be suitable for publication in the series. Please contact him at john.kirton@utoronto.ca or 416 946 8953.

BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

Ho-Won Jeong, ed., Global Environmental Policies (New York: Palgrave, 2001).

Soroos, Marvin S., “The Evolution of Global Commons,” in Ho-Won Jeong, ed.,Global Environmental Policies. New York: Palgrave, 2001 pp. 39-65.

Michele M. Betsill and Elisabeth Corell. 2001. NGO Influence in International Environmental Negotiations: A Framework for Analysis. Global Environmental Politics, vol. 1 no. 4, pp. 65-85.

Elisabeth Corell and Michele M. Betsill. 2001. A Comparative Look at NGO Influence in International Environmental Negotiations: Desertification an Climate Change. Global Environmental Politics, vol. 1 no. 4, pp. 86-107.

Ans Kolk & David Levy (2001), ‘Winds of change: corporate strategy, climate change and oil multinationals’, European Management Journal, 19(5), 501-509

Rob van Tulder & Ans Kolk (2001), ‘Multinationality and corporate ethics: codes of conduct in the sporting goods industry’, Journal of International Business Studies, 32(2), 267-283

Ronald B. Mitchell and Patricia M. Keilbach. “Situation Structure and Institutional Design: Reciprocity, Coercion, and Exchange”, International Organization 55:4 (Autumn 2001), 893-919. Also to be included in Rational Designs: Explaining the Form of International Institutions. Editors: Barbara Koremenos, Charles Lipson, and Duncan Snidal.

Ronald B. Mitchell, “International Environmental Politics” In Handbook of International Relations. Editors: Thomas Risse, Beth Simmons, and Walter Carlsnaes. Sage Publications, forthcoming 2001.

Miranda Schreurs, “Competing Agendas and the Climate Change Negotiations, The United States, the European Union, and Japan.” The Environmental Law Reporter, News and Analysis, October 2001.

Adger, W. N., Kelly, P. M. and Ninh, N. H. (eds.) (2001) Living with Environmental Change: Social Resilience, Adaptation and Vulnerability in Vietnam. (Routledge: London) ISBN 0-415-217229.

Ken Geiser, Materials Matter–Toward a Sustainable Materials Policy (MIT Press, 2001) ISBN 0-262-57148-X

John M. Meyer, Political Nature–Environmentalism and the Interpretation of Western Thought (MIT Press, 2001) ISBN 0-262-63224-1

Clive Hamilton, Running from the Storm–The Development of Climate Change Policy in Australia (University of New South Wales Press, 2001).

Petr Sauer, Richard Andrews, Eva Cudlinova, Antonin Dvorak, Petr, Fiala, Petra Holcova, Jaromir Kovar, Ale Lisa. Marie Livingston, Eva Tosovska, Voluntary Agreements in Environmental Policy, (University of Economics Prague Publishing, 2001. For information, contact: Doc.Ing.Petr Sauer, at: Sauer@vse.cz

Paul Harris, International Equity and Global Environmental Politics: Power and Principles in U.S. Foreign Policy (Ashgate, 2001) ISBN 0754617351.

Peter Hoffman, Tomorrow’s Energy–Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and the Prospects for a Cleaner Planet(MIT Press, 2001) ISBN 0-262-08295-0.

Clark Miller and Paul N. Edwards (eds.), Changing the Atmosphere–Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance (MIT Press, 2001) ISBN 0-262-63219-5. Contributors include: Paul N. Edwards, Dale Jamieson, Sheila Jasanoff, Chunglin Kwa, Clark Miller, Stephen D. Norton, Stephen H. Schneider, Simon Shackley, Frederick Suppe.

Urs Luterbacher and Detlef F. Sprinz (eds), International Relations and Global Climate Change (MIT Press, 2001) ISBN 0-262-62149-5.

Bjorn Lomborg, The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State Of the World (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2001).

Janssen, Josef (2001), Risk Management of Investments in Joint Implementation and Clean Development Mechanism Projects, Ph.D. thesis, University of St. Gallen. Table of contents and overview can be downloaded from http://www.iwoe.unisg.ch/kyoto under the heading ‘publications’.

Hanns Abele, Thomas C. Heller, Stefan P. Schleicher (eds.), Designing Climate Policy-The Challenge of the Kyoto Protocol (Vienna: Service Fachverlag, 2001) ISBN 3-85428-415-2. Antonio Marquina and Hans Günter Brauch (Eds.), The Mediterranean Space and its Borders Geography, Politics, Economics and Environment (Madrid: UNISCI, Mosbach: AFES-PRESS, September 2001). ISBN: 84-95838-00-1 and ISBN:3-926979-92-5

CHILLING! Ronnie D. Lipschutz, Cold War Fantasies-Film, Fiction, and Foreign Policy (Boulder: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001).

JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS

DUKE UNIVERSITY: Center for Environmental Solutions Research Fellow. Duke University has recently created the Center for Environmental Solutions, a university-wide multi-disciplinary initiative designed to bring together the strengths of diverse disciplines to study complex environmental challenges, their institutional dimensions, and creative solutions. The Center is seeking a Research Fellow to work with the Center’s faculty on its projects, including a study of global environmental institutions, and a comparative study of precautionary regulation of health and environmental risks in the U.S. and Europe and the political, psychological, cultural, economic, and legal factors affecting the observed regulatory approaches. Research Fellow candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree (e.g. ScD, JD) in a relevant academic discipline or be very close to completing their degree, with solid training in theory and research methodology. Duties include collaborative project planning, research, drafting, and dissemination. The position requires strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with multi-disciplinary team. It is a 12-month, fully salaried position with benefits; it is temporary with the possibility of renewal, depending on continued availability of funding and on the Center’s priorities. Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications. This position is available now and may be filled promptly; applications will be screened as they arrive. Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to: Dr. Kathryn Saterson, Executive Director, Center for Environmental Solutions, Duke University, Box 90328, Durham NC 27708-0328, or by  email to solutions@env.duke.edu.

DUKE UNIVERSITY: The Rachel Carson Professorship in Marine Affairs and Policy in the Nicholas School of Environment and Earth Sciences. Applications are invited for this position, to be based at the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, NC. It is open to candidates with a Ph.D. in one of the environmental social sciences, with a preference for assistant or associate level candidates. Applicants should have an extramurally funded research program; strong background in the application of both quantitative and qualitative social science research methods; teaching ability at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and a strong field research orientation. Research themes could include, but are not limited to, resource management, the policy-making process, socio-cultural aspects of coastal constituencies, or comparative international policy regimes. In addition, candidates should have a demonstrated interest in applications of social science to contemporary coastal and marine issues. Review of applications began on November 1, 2001. A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references should be sent to: Dr. Michael K. Orbach, Chair, Rachel Carson Chair Search Committee, Duke University Marine Laboratory, 135 Duke Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, NC 28516-9721

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES: The University of Redlands invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Studies. The successful candidate will have an inter-disciplinary perspective and the ability to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses, including an introductory course in environmental studies, an advanced topics course, and a student-faculty problem-solving clinic. Teaching load is 6 courses per year, one of which may be offered as an intensive, month-long seminar or travel course. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in environmental science/ studies or in a closely related field, such as environ-mental policy, management, planning, geography, or design. Teaching experience is required, along with evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarship. Applicants should send a letter addressing their teaching and research interests; current CV; 3 letters of reference; and a sample of professional writing to: Dr. Monty Hempel, Chair, EVST Search Committee, PO Box 3080, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA 92373-0999. Review of applications will begin November 26, 2001.

EARTH SYSTEMS SCIENCE: James W. Rote Distinguished Profes-sor-ship in Earth Systems Science & Policy Full Professor (Job #: FAC2001-0037), Cal State Monterey Bay (CSUMB). Application Screening Begins: Friday, December 14, 2001. Starting date, August 2002. CSUMB is looking for a senior scholar who has spent a career applying state-of-the-art science to environmental policy. The successful candidate will help students, faculty colleagues, and citizens in the Monterey Bay region master the processes that connect science to policy for the sustenance of human and non-human communities. Interested candidates are welcome and urged to contact Professors William Head (william_head@csumb.edu) or David Takacs (david_takacs@csumb.edu) for detailed questions about CSUMB, ESSP, or the specific demands of this position. Information about the application process can be obtained from Faculty Recruitment/Human Resources Development & EEO, California State University, Monterey Bay, 100 Campus Center, Building 23, Seaside, CA 93955-8001; Tel: 831/582-3389; Fax: 831/582-3040

POLITICAL SCIENCE: The Department of Political Science at Colorado State University invites applicants for the position of Department Chair. An accomplished scholar who qualifies for tenure and appointment at the rank of Professor is preferred; however, highly qualified Senior Associate Professors will be considered. A record of scholarly achievement and superior teaching is essential; administrative aptitude appropriate for a department in a large, public, Carnegie Class I research university is required. Subfield specialization is open; however, preference will be given to candidates who engage issues related to environmental politics, who complement but do not duplicate existing areas of faculty expertise, and who contribute to the department’s ability to meet its programmatic goals. The department offers programs of study leading to the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees; the doctoral program emphasizes the study of environmental politics and policy. Starting date is July 1, 2002. CSU is an EEO/AA employer. E.O. Office: 101 Student Services. Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names of five academic references who may be contacted to: Professor Ron Williams, Political Science Chair Search Committee, Department of Political Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523. The search will remain open until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration application materials must be received by October 22, 2001.

ENVIRONMENT: The Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. anticipates hiring two Assistant Professors in the following general areas: ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY (e.g., institutional, social and economic causes and consequences of environmental change at scales from local to global; regional patterns of resource use and environmental degradation); AIR POLLUTION CHEMISTRY e.g., aerosol sampling or characterization, experimental or combined experimental/modeling approaches to studying homogeneous or heterogeneous atmospheric chemistry); ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY(e.g., data assimilation, scientific computing, modeling/statistics of complex environmental processes)and/or ENVIRONMENTAL MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY (e.g., application of microbial, molecular biological, or biochemical techniques to environmental systems). For further information on the department please refer to the web page http://www.jhu.edu/~dogee/. Applicants should demonstrate a potential for high-quality teaching as well as for developing a sponsored research program. For full consideration, candidates should apply by November 1, 2001. Expected starting date is July 1, 2002. Applications should include a complete resume, examples of published work, a statement outlining teaching and research interests, and the addresses of four individuals willing to provide references. Send materials to: Chair of Search Committee 3400 N. Charles St., 313 Ames Hall, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218

CLIMATE POLICY: The programme “International Climate Policy” of the Hamburg Institute of International Economics announces the opening of the following research position: Conflicts related to climate policy instruments on national and international levels (one half-time position German pay scale BAT IIa – around 1600 € per month -, for one year). The research project “Global Environmental Conflicts” is an interdisciplinary endeavour uniting physicists, biologists, economists, political and legal scientists from Hamburg University and other Hamburg-based research institutions. Candidates should hold a university degree in Economics or Political Science with economic emphasis, be able to substantiate their interest in economics of climate change and willing to work in an interdisciplinary team. They should be familiar with Public Choice methodologies. Knowledge of quantitative modelling would be helpful as it is expected that the appointee starts a PhD in the context of the Max Planck Research School Earth Systems Modelling (IMPRS) that starts in April 2002. Moreover,   candidates should be willing to engage in writing grant applications for follow-up financing in the context of the project which is intended to run for at least three years. Fluent English and basic German are required. Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is desirable, but not essential. Appointments are to begin at the latest on 1 February 2002, preferably before. Applications (including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and address details of two referees) should be addressed, preferably electronically, before November 15, 2001, to: Axel Michaelowa, HWWA, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20347 Hamburg Germany, a-michaelowa@hwwa.de, Fax + 49 40 42834 451. For more information, see: http://www.hwwa.de/climate.htm

MELLON POST-DOCTORAL TEACHING FELLOWSHIP IN ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT, Carleton College: A two-year teaching fellowship available for candidate with Ph.D. (received less than five years ago) to begin September, 2002. Appointment involves half-time teaching and half-time for research and writing. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise and experience in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. Candidates holding any academic Ph.D. will be considered. The successful candidate will be appointed to the Program in Environmental and Technology Studies, and will have a departmental affiliation as appropriate. Competitive salary plus benefits. Send letter of application with a description of courses you might like to teach and research plans for the next two years, c.v., the names of three academic references, and graduate transcripts to Search Committee, ENTS, Carleton College, One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057. Consideration of applications will begin on November 5.

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND POLICY: Cardiff University, Lectureship in Environmental Planning and Policy (International Environmental Policy and Management). The department will shortly have a vacancy for a Lectureship in Environmental Planning and Policy. The person appointed should have expertise in international environmental policy and management and is about to begin their lecturing career. The post is due to start in September 2002 but, for the right candidate, it might be possible to bring the start date forward. Details and an application form are available at http://www.cf.ac.uk/jobs/431/.

GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT AND ECONOMY: The Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College is seeking applications and nominations for the Class of 1946 Visiting Professor of Global Environment and Economy. The timing and duration of this position are flexible; applications for Fall Semester 2002 and/or Spring Semester 2003 are welcome. (One or two appointments may be made.) The position entails teaching a 12-week class in either or both semesters. The course content will be flexible and will reflect the interest and experience of the Class of 1946 Visiting Professor(s). In addition, the Class of 1946 Visiting Professor(s) would participate in the intellectual life of the College by giving several public lectures and guest lectures in courses in various departments, as well as interacting informally with students and faculty during the semester. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for this position. An appropriate degree and level of experience are expected. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Send nominations or curriculum vitae with list of references to: Class of 1946 Search Committee, c/o Sandy Zepka, Center for Environmental Studies, Williams College. Inquiries may be addressed by e-mail to: Sandra.L.Zepka@williams.edu Applications will be considered starting on December 15, 2001 and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

The Monterey Institute of International Studies announces The Gordon Paul Smith Professorship in International Environmental Policy The Monterey Institute of International Studies is a private   institution located in Monterey, California, offering master’s level graduate, professional education in four international curricula. The Gordon Paul Smith Professorship, situated within the Graduate School of International Policy Studies, is a key part of the Master of Arts Program in International Environmental Policy (IEP). This program includes the scientific foundations of global environmental problems as well as the legal, economic, institutional, business, and policy dimensions of international environmental issues. The Chair will expand these perspectives, depending on the qualifications of the preferred candidate. Central to the Institute’s vision is the eventual establishment of a Center for International Environmental Policy that includes collaborative research projects, global partnerships and alliances, short courses and workshops, and international conferences. The Chair’s contributions will include teaching, research, program development, and, possibly, fundraising, as appropriate. A Ph.D. is preferred, although distinguished practitioners with extensive experience are also encouraged to apply. The appointment will commence August 2002. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter addressing qualifications relevant to the position, along with a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching quality and names and addresses of references to: Steven J. Baker Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Monterey Institute of International Studies 425 Van Buren Street, Monterey, CA 93940 For more information about the Monterey Institute or the Graduate School of International Policy Studies, you are invited to visit the Institute’s Web site: http://www.miis.edu.

CLIMATE IMPACTS: The Union of Concerned Scientists seeks an individual to serve as coordinator of UCS’s work on global climate change science and impacts. S/he will carry out a variety of climate change science, impacts, and media activities for UCS’s Global Environment Program and the Climate Impacts and Solutions Campaign, including a project to characterize and publicize the ecological impacts of climate change in key regions of the United States. The staff scientists will also work closely with UCS’s Sound Science Initiative – a network of 2700 global change scientists across the country-to bring scientists’ voices to bear on environmental literacy and public policy. Applicants should have demonstrable expertise in climate or global change science, including the ecological and human dimensions, typically achieved through a Ph.D. in a relevant field; a minimum 1-2 years of relevant work experience; strong project management skills and experience; an ability to understand the public policy aspects of climate change and the role of technical analyses and advocacy in shaping public opinion and policy debates; excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience in translating technical information for non-specialist audiences; and ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Preferred candidate will be seeking a short-term (up to 6 months) opportunity to fill the position while the current staff scientist is on personal leave. Ideal position for a scientist on sabbatical or between jobs who is looking to experience in the non-profit world. All qualified candidates will be considered, however, and a permanent position may be an option. The position is based in UCS’s Cambridge, Massachusetts office. Review of applications begins immediately; applications will be accepted through mid-December. Expected start date: as soon as possible. Send cover letter, vita, an indication of your availability for the interim or permanent option, a brief writing sample, and names of three references to: Deputy Director, Global Environment, Union of Concerned Scientists, 2 Brattle Square, Cambridge MA 02238-9105; Fax: 617-864-9405 Email: ncole@ucsusa.org

LABOR, DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT: University of California at Berkeley, College of Natural Resources. Assistant Professor of Labor, Distributive Justice and the Environment. The deadline for receipt of applications for the following position has been extended from Nov 5, 2001 to December 17, 2001. This is a tenure-track, nine-month career position in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Division of Resource Institutions, Policy and Management and the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of California at Berkeley, available July 1, 2002. Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in anthropology, geography, history or other relevant social science field. The appointee will be expected to develop a nationally-recognized research program to investigate issues involving labor, distributive justice and the environment such as labor movements and the environment; environmental policy and labor; labor migration and environmental change; urban environmental movements; worker-environmentalist Coalitions. The successful applicant will contribute to departmental and divisional core courses at the lower division, upper division and graduate levels, including an upper division course on Labor, Distributive Justice and the Environment, and a graduate course in his/her specialization. Please submit a cover letter (including a statement of how you view the relationship of labor, distributive justice and the environment), a CV, a writing sample or representative publication, a statement of research and teaching interests, and the names and addresses of three references to Chair, Labor, Distributive Justice and the Environment Search, ESPM-RIPM, 135 Giannini Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA. 94720-3312.

GRADUATE STUDIES AT COLORADO STATE- a message from Dimitris Stevis: As Graduate Coordinator of the Department of Political Science at Colorado State University I would like to invite you to learn more about our graduate programs. Our Department offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in various subfields of Political Science (American politics, comparative politics, international politics, public policy and administration, and political theory). What makes our program unique, and one of the oldest of its kind in the world, is that students can choose environmental politics and policy, our sixth subfield, as one of their areas of expertise. At the M.A., level environmental politics and policy may be one of their two subfields but that is not a requirement. At the doctoral level environmental politics and policy must be one of their three subfields and students must write a dissertation on some aspect of environmental politics and policy, broadly construed. Within the environmental politics and policy subfield candidates can focus on those aspects of the environment that complement their other political science subfields. For an overview and information on our graduate programs please see www.colostate.edu/Depts/PoliSci/grad.html. For more information on our environmental offerings, including faculty interests and syllabi, please see: http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/PoliSci/ep.html

 MICHIGAN TECH: The MS in Environmental Policy program at Michigan Tech is looking for students from any discipline interested in industrial ecology, citizen participation and/or ecological footprints. We may have graduate research assistantships in these areas starting in Fall 2002. For further information contact Professor Mary Durfee, Social Sciences Dept., Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931. Email is mhdurfee@mtu.edu Or, look at http://www.ss.mtu.edu/EP/index.html

REQUESTS & MISCELLANY

BOOK REVIEWS: The Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy is seeking book reviewers. For information, please contact Prof. Geoffrey Wandesforde-Smith, JIWLP Book Review Editor, Department of Political Science, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8682 USA. E-mail: gawsmith@ucdavis.edu Fax: 530.752.8666

ENVIRONMENTAL/HUMAN SECURITY METHODOLOGY (From Shannon O’Lear): In an effort to examine relationships among state sovereignty, and environmental and human security, I am working on a proposal to conduct a survey of people’s perceptions of environmental issues in Azerbaijan. When I traveled to Baku in June, I met with an organization that has done survey research for the World Bank and other international organizations, and this organization can conduct a survey throughout Azerbaijan in the native language. The purpose of this work is to assess connections among global, state, and local scales in the area of resource availability, distribution of the benefits of oil exports, and human well-being. I am looking for examples of research that will help me to argue that a local-level survey is appropriate for gaining insights into state-level behavior (joining regional “clubs”, pursuing international oil exploitation contracts, etc.) as well as global linkages. If you know of methodology literature sources for this kind of theoretical framework, I would appreciate your suggestions! Thanks in advance, Shannon O’Lear, Assistant Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Room 220 Davenport Hall, 607 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801-3671; E-mail solear@uiuc.edu; Tel. 217.244.9028; Fax. 217.244.1785

UK & SCANDINAVIAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY (from Svetlana Morozova). I am seeking reference/introduction to British sources/specialists who work on the UK environmental and energy policy-making processes (covering the period of 1970s-1990s). Same request applies to introduction/ references to Norwegian environmental policy scholars or the US policy researchers who study Scandinavian political economy and environmental policy-making. I am completing an extensive study on comparative environmental public policy process in the aforementioned jurisdictions; would like to network with researchers with similar expertise/ interests. Please, address all suggestions to: Svetlana.Morozova@cgu.edu or Svetlana@Ecosecurities.com Thank you. Svetlana Morozova, Doctoral Candidate/Claremont Graduate University, School of Politics and Economics.

NEW COORDINATES: Robert Falkner, Department of Government, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK, falkner@essex.ac.uk.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALS LIST: Information for Prospective Contributors. New Resource available on the American Society of International Law – Wildlife Interest Group site: http://eelink.net/~asilwildlife/JournalSubList.shtml .The primary purpose of this list, which will be updated on an ongoing basis, is to provide prospective contributors to scholarly environmental journals with an overview of potential publication outlets. The compendium of journals represents peer-reviewed law and policy publications that are either devoted solely to environmental issues, or which frequently publish pieces with environmental policy and law themes. Where available, hyperlinks are provided to the journals’ home pages and author guidelines. Suggestions for additions or corrections to the list can be sent to either Kate O’Neill at UC-Berkeley koneill@nature.berkeley.edu or William C.G. Burns, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, 1210 Floribunda Ave. #7, Burlingame, CA 94010, jiwlp@pacbell.net

FROM PATRICIA KIELBACH: Last January, I was offered, and accepted, a tenure-track position in the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. I defended my dissertation entitled “Domestic and International Sources of Environmental Protection: A Study of European Union Enlargement” at the University of Oregon in May 2001 and officially graduated with a Ph.D. from the UO on June 16, 2001. My dissertation chair was Ron Mitchell and my committee members included Rob Darst and Jane Dawson from Political Science and John Baldwin from Planning, Public Policy and Management. I’m now on a tenure-track here at CU-Springs and I’m successfully approaching the end of my first semester as an Assistant Professor. Patricia M. Keilbach, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO 80933-7150; Phone: 719-262-4043; Fax: 719-262-4558; E-mail: pkeilbac@uccs.edu; Web: http://www.uccs.edu/~pkeilbac/