Graduate students are invited to participate in the ESS Graduate Student Paper Award Competition sponsored by the Environmental Studies Section of ISA. The award was established in 2011 to recognize the best paper with an environment-related theme presented at the ISA Annual Convention.
Recipients must meet the following criteria:
- Recipient must be a current member of ISA
- Nominations are being requested for papers that were presented at the previous ISA annual convention.
- Graduate student papers that have been coâ€authored with professors are not eligible for nomination for the best graduate student paper
- The awardee receives a $150 prize along with a certificate.
- The awardee also receives consideration for publication by the journal Global Environmental Politics
- The Award Committee makes the selection and is responsible for notifying the recipient of the award
Apply for this award
- To complete the nomination, e-mail a copy of your paper (in MS Word or PDF format) no later than June 1st to the chair of the award committee.
- Panel chairs, discussant and paper presenters make nominations (graduate students may nominate their own papers as well)
- Nominations should be sent by e-mail to ESS Chair – seeÂ Officer page
- The deadline for nominations is June 1st
|2019||Charlotte Grech-Madin||Currents of Conscience: Evolution and Operation of the Water Taboo|
|2018||Saskia Van Wees||Normative Pressure and Environmental Governance|
|2015||Jessica Neafie||The Politics of Potable Water Access: Is foreign direct investment a help or hindrance to countries trying to provide water access to their populations?|
|2014 (two winners)||McKenzie F. Johnson||Imposing Institutions: Afghanistan’s Environment Law|
|2014 (two winners)||Nina von Uexkull||Drought and Intrastate Armed Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa 1989-2008 - A Disaggregated Analysis|
|2013 (two winners)||Josh Gellers||Constitutional Environmental Rights: A Quantitative Analysis of Intra -Regional Influences|
|2013 (two winners)||Kate J. Neville||The Political Economy of Biofuels|
|2012||Teresa Kramarz||World Bank Alliances: Evaluating the Partnership Promise|
|2011||Jason Thistlethwaite||The ClimateWise Principles: An Emerging Climate Risk Regime|
|2009||Corina McKendry||Competing for Green: Neoliberalism, Environmental Justice, and the Limits of Ecological Modernization|
|2009||Elizabeth Havice and Liam Campling (runners-up)||Shifting Tides: Balancing Access to Foreign and Domestic Interest in the Western Central Pacific Ocean's Tuna Industry|
|2008||Graeme Auld||The Origins and Growth of Social and Environmental Certification in the Coffee Sector|
|2008||Stefan Renckens (runner-up)||A Network and Flows Perspective on E-waste Trade and its Governance Arrangements|
|2007||Ken Cousins||Principals, Agents, and Public Goods: Information and Structural Complexity in Policy Implementation Systems|
|2006 (two winners)||Rachel DeMotts||Participating in Conservation: Governing on the Ground in the Great Limpopo National Park|
|2006 (two winners)||Diana Post||Precaution vs Risk in the International Arena: The Case of Codex Alimentarius|
|2005||Steffen Bauer||Does bureaucracy really matter? The authority of intergovernmental treaty secretariats|
|2004||Allison Morrill Chatrchyan||Democratic Transition, Stagnation and its Environmental Consequences: Protection of Lake Sevan and Forestry Resources in Post-Communist Armenia|
|2001||Patricia Cripe||Strategic Scarcity: Environmental Degradation and Ethnic Conflict in Africa|