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Professor Ken Conca

Publications by Research Area

Global Environmental Governance

Sustaining the Mandate: Renewing the UN’s Role in Global Environmental Governance. Book manuscript in progress.

“Stockholm Conference of 1972,” in Akira Iriye and Pierre-Yves Saunier, eds., The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History (Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Jacob Park, Ken Conca and Matthias Finger, eds., The Crisis of Global Environmental Governance: Towards a New Political Economy of Sustainability (London: Routledge, 2008).

“Rethinking Authority, Territory, and Knowledge: Transnational Socio-Ecological Controversies and Global Environmental Governance,” in Jacob Park, Ken Conca and Matthias Finger, eds., The Crisis of Global Environmental Governance: Towards a New Political Economy of Sustainability (London: Routledge: 2008).

“Old States in New Bottles? The Hybridization of Authority in Global Environmental Governance,” in John Barry and Robyn Eckersley, eds., The State and the Global Ecological Crisis (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2005).

“Environmental Governance After Johannesburg: From Stalled Legalization to Environmental Human Rights?” Journal of International Law and International Relations vol. 1 nos. 1-2 (December 2005): 121-138.

“Ecology in an Age of Empire: A Reply to (and Extension of) Dalby’s Imperial Thesis,” Global Environmental Politics vol. 4 no. 2 (May 2004): 12-19.

“Beyond the Earth Summit Framework,” Politics and the Life Sciences vol. 21 no. 2 (September 2002): 53-55.

"The World Commission on Dams and Trends in Global Environmental Governance," Politics and the Life Sciences vol. 21 no. 1 (March 2002): 67-70.

“The WTO and the Undermining of Global Environmental Governance,” Review of International Political Economy vol. 7 no. 3 (Autumn 2000): 484-494. Reprinted in Angus Cameron, Anastasia Nesvetailova, and Ronen Palan, eds., International Political Economy (London: Sage 2007).

"Beyond the Statist Frame: Environment in a Global Economy,” in Fred P. Gale and R. Michael M’Gonigle, eds., Nature, Production, Power: Towards an Ecological Political Economy (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2000).

"Environmental Protection, International Norms, and National Sovereignty: The Case of the Brazilian Amazon," in Gene Lyons and Michael Mastanduno, eds., Beyond Westphalia? State Sovereignty and International Intervention (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995).

"Greening the United Nations: Environmental Organizations and the U.N. System," Third World Quarterly vol. 16 no. 3 (Fall 1995): 441-457. Reprinted in Thomas Weiss and Leon Gordenker, eds., NGOs, the UN, and Global Governance (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1996).

"Global Environmental Governance: Causes, Components, and Consequences," The Journal of Green Cross Korea vol. 1 no. 1 (Summer 1995): 98-110.

"Rethinking the Ecology-Sovereignty Debate," Millennium: Journal of International Studies vol. 23 no. 3 (January 1995): 701-711. Reprinted in Peter M. Haas, ed., Environment in the New Global Economy (Cheltenham, UK: Edwin Elgar, 2003) and in Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko, eds., Green Planet Blues: Four Decades of Global Environmental Politics (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2010).

Ronnie D. Lipschutz and Ken Conca, eds., The State and Social Power in Global Environmental Politics (New York: Columbia University Press, 1993).

"Environmental Change and the Deep Structure of World Politics," in Ronnie D. Lipschutz and Ken Conca, eds., The State and Social Power in Global Environmental Politics (New York: Columbia University Press, 1993).

Water

“Beyond Boreholes: The Politics of a Human Right to Water.” Article in progress.

Claudia Pahl-Wostl, Ken Conca, Annika Kramer, Josefina Maestu, and Falk Schmidt, “Missing Links in Global Water Governance: A Process-oriented Analysis.” Submitted to Ecology and Society.

“The Future of Water Conflict.” Video interview, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, February 2010.

“U.S. Foreign Water Policy,” Journal of Environment and Development vol. 17 no. 3 (September 2008): 215-237.
 
“Water, Conflict, and International Cooperation,” Fudan Review of International Studies, vol. 7 (March 2007).

Ken Conca, Fengshi Wu and Ciqi Mei, “Global Regime Formation or Complex Institution Building? The Principled Content of International River Agreements.” International Studies Quarterly 50 (June 2006): 263-285.

“Administrar el agua: globalización, redes y nueva faz del conflicto del agua (Governing Water: Globalization, Networks, and the New Face of Water Conflict).” Vanguardia Dossier, no. 21, October-December 2006.

Governing Water: Contentious Transnational Politics and Global Institution Building
(Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006).

“The New Face of Water Conflict.” Policy Brief no. 3 of the Navigating Peace Initiative, Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, November 2006. Reprinted in Environmental Change and Security Program Report 13 (2008-09): 76-79.

“Transnational Dimensions of Freshwater Ecosystem Governance,” in A.R. Turton, J. Hattingh, G.A. Maree, D.J. Roux, M. Claassen, and W.F. Strydom, eds., Governance as a Trialogue: Government-Society-Science in Transition (Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2006).

“Water,” in Roland Robertson and Jan Aart Scholte, eds., Encyclopedia of Globalization (New York: Routledge, 2006).

“Growth and Fragmentation in Expert Networks: The Elusive Quest for Integrated Water Resources Management”, in Peter Dauvergne, editor, Handbook of Global Environmental Politics (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2005).

“Global Water Prospects,” in Dennis Pirages and Kenneth Cousins, eds., From Resource Scarcity to Ecological Security: Exploring New Limits to Growth (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005).

Environment, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

Jennifer Wallace and Ken Conca, “Building Peace through Sustainable Forest Management in Asia: Lessons Learned from USAID Initiatives,”in Päivi Lujala and Siri Aas Rustad, Eds., Building Peace or Spoiling the Future: Managing High-Value Resources in Post-Conflict Countries (Washington: Island Press, forthcoming 2011).

Ken Conca and Jennifer Wallace, “Environment and Peacebuilding in War-Torn Societies: Lessons from the UN Environment Programme’s Experience with Postconflict Assessment,” Global Governance 15 no. 4 (Oct-Dec 2009): 485-504. Reprinted in David Jensen and Steve Lonergan, eds., Assessing and Restoring Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding (Washington: Island Press, forthcoming 2011).

“Environment, Conflict, and War-torn Societies.” Video interview, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, February 2010.

Ken Conca, Alexander Carius and Geoffrey D. Dabelko, “Building Peace Through Environmental Cooperation,” in The Worldwatch Institute, State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security (New York: W.W. Norton, 2005).

Ken Conca, Alexander Carius, and Geoffry D. Dabelko, “Promoting Environmental Cooperation as a Peace-Building Tool.” Worldwatch Institute, Global Security Brief no. 6, June 2005.

Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko, eds., Environmental Peacemaking (Washington: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002).

“The Case for Environmental Peacemaking,” in Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko, eds., Environmental Peacemaking (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press and Washington: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2002).

“Environmental Cooperation and International Peace,” in Paul F. Diehl and Nils Petter Gleditsch, eds., Environmental Conflict (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000).

Anne H. Ehrlich, Peter Gleick, and Ken Conca, “Resources and Environmental Degradation as Sources of Conflict,” Pugwash Occasional Papers vol. 2 no. 3 (September 2001): 108-138. Discussion paper for the 50th Pugwash Conference On Science and World Affairs: Eliminating the Causes of War, Cambridge, UK, August 2000.

"Environmental Confidence Building and Regional Security in Northeast Asia" in Miranda Schreurs and Dennis Pirages, eds., Ecological Security in Northeast Asia (Seoul: Yonsei University Press, 1999).

"Peace, Justice, and Sustainability," in Dennis C. Pirages, ed., Building Sustainable Societies (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1996).

"In the Name of Sustainability: Peace Studies and Environmental Discourse," in Jyrki Kakonen, ed., Green Security or Militarized Environment (Aldershot, UK: Dartmouth Publishing Company, 1994). Reprint of article appearing originally in Peace and Change.

Human Rights, Justice, and Sustainability

Environmental Human Rights,” in Peter Dauvergne, editor, Handbook of Global Environmental Politics (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, second edition forthcoming 2012).

“Naturalism as Mastery,” Tikkun, May/June 2010.

Thomas Princen, Michael Maniates, and Ken Conca, eds., Confronting Consumption (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2002).

“Consumption and Environment in a Global Economy,” Global Environmental Politics vol. 1 no. 3 (Summer 2001): 53-71.

Ken Conca, Thomas Princen, and Michael Maniates, “Confronting Consumption,” Global Environmental Politics vol. 1 no. 3 (Summer 2001): 1-10.

"Peace, Justice, and Sustainability," Peace Review vol. 6 no. 3 (Fall 1994): 325-331. Also published in The Newsletter of the Political Economy of the Good Society (PEGS), no. 1 (Spring 1994).

"In the Name of Sustainability: Peace Studies and Environmental Discourse," Peace and Change vol. 19 no. 2 (April 1994): 91-113.

U.S. Environmental Policy

“An Environmental Agenda for Obama.” Dissent, Summer 2009, 73-79.

“Green Politics in the Bush Era: Anti-Environmentalism’s Second Wave,” Dissent, Summer 2001, pp. 29-33.

“The Environment in Campaign 2000: Laying a Foundation for Citizen Activism,” Dissent, Summer 2000, pp. 31-37.

"American Environmentalism Confronts the Global Economy," Dissent, Winter 2000, pp. 72-78.

"The Environment-Security Trap," Dissent, Summer 1998, pp. 40-45.

Environmental Education

Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko, eds., Green Planet Blues: Four Decades of Global Environmental Politics (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, fourth edition 2010).

“Green Planet Blues: Sustainability, Security, and Justice.” Video interview, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, February 2010.

“Green Planet Blues: Four Decades of Global Environmental Politics.” Video interview, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, February 2010.

"Imagining the State,” in Michael Maniates, ed., Encountering Global Environmental Politics: Teaching, Learning, and Empowering Knowledge (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003).

Brazilian Politics and Political Economy

"Between Global Markets and Domestic Politics: Brazil’s Military-Industrial Collapse,” Review of International Studies vol. 24 (1998): 497-511.

Manufacturing Insecurity: The Rise and Fall of Brazil's Military-Industrial Complex (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1997).

Wayne Sandholtz, Michael Borrus, John Zysman, Ken Conca, Jay Stowsky, Steven Vogel, and Steve Weber, The Highest Stakes: The Economic Foundations of the Next Security System (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992).

"A Industrializaçao Militar no Brasil: O Período pré-64" in Domicio Proença Jr., ed., Uma Avaliação da Indústria Bélica Brasileira: Defesa, Indústria e Tecnologia (Rio de Janeiro: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 1993).

"O Brasil na Economia Global de Armamentos," in Domicio Proença Jr., ed., Uma Avaliação da Indústria Bélica Brasileira: Defesa, Indústria e Tecnologia (Rio de Janeiro: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 1993).

"Technology, the Military, and Democracy in Brazil," Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs (now Latin American Politics and Society) vol. 34 no. 1 (Spring 1992): 141-177.