RECENT PUBLICATIONS BY GEP FACULTY
Global Environmental Politics (GEP) Program
School of International Service
Food, water, energy, climate
Ken Conca and Erika Weinthal, eds., Oxford Handbook of Water Politics and Policy. Edited volume in preparation for Oxford University Press.
Garrett Graddy, “Politics of Epistemology & Expertise: Assessing the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science & Technology for Development (IAASTD) Five Years Later” (in preparation)
Garrett Graddy, “21st Century Agrarian Questions: The Role of Cuba in US-based Agri-food Scholarship” (in preparation)
Garrett Graddy, Seeds That Free the Bounty: Agricultural Biodiversity Policy & Potential (Book manuscript, in preparation; International Affair Research Institute book incubator, fall 2013)
Garrett Graddy, “Political Ecology as Praxis” (Book chapter, invited, co-authored, for The Environment in Anthropology: A Reader in Ecology, Culture & Sustainable Living, 2nd edition, NYU Press, forthcoming)
Garrett Graddy, “Seed-saving” Encyclopedia of Food & Agricultural Ethics (2013) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press
Malini Ranganathan, M and C Balazs. (In progress) “Drinking Water Marginalization at the Urban Fringe: Learning Across the North-South Divide”.
Malini Ranganathan, (In Review) “Mafias in the Waterscape: Everyday Public Authority and Informality in Bangalore”. Water Alternatives – Special Issue on “Informal Space in the
Simon Nicholson, “Genetically Modified Foods and the Global Food Crisis,” in Guy Robinson, Doris Schmallegger, and Jen Cleary (eds.) The Globalisation of Agriculture, (Edward Elgar, forthcoming).
Malini Ranganathan, (2013) “Paying for Water, Claiming Citizenship: Political Agency and Water Reforms at the Urban Periphery”. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.
Malini Ranganathan, (2013) “Financialized and Insurgent: The Dialectics of Participation in Bangalore’s Neoliberal Water Reforms” book chapter in K Coelho, Vijaybaskar and L Kamath (Eds), Participolis: Consent and Contention in Neoliberal Urban Governance. Routledge: New Delhi and Abingdon.
Simon Nicholson, “Environmentalism: Cars, Farming, and Resource Insecurity,” in Jennifer Sterling-Folker (ed.), Making Sense of IR Theory (2nd ed.) (Lynne Rienner, 2013).
Simon Nicholson, “The Promises and Perils of Geoengineering,” in Erik Assadourian et al., Worldwatch Institute: State of the World 2013 (Island Press, 2013).
Garrett Graddy, “Situating in situ: A Critical Geography of Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation in the Peruvian Andes & Beyond,” Antipode. (August 2013) DOI: 10.1111/anti.12045
Garrett Graddy, “Regarding Biocultural Heritage: in situ Political Ecology of Agricultural Biodiversity in the Peruvian Andes,” Agriculture & Human Values. (2013) DOI: 10.1007/s10460-013-9428-8
Claudia Pahl-Wostl, Ken Conca, Annika Kramer, Josefina Maestu, and Falk Schmidt, “Missing Links in Global Water Governance: A Processes-Oriented Analysis,” Ecology and Society vol. 18 no. 2 (June 2013), article 33 (10 pp).
Ken Conca, “Decoupling Water and Violent Conflict,” Issues in Science and Technology, vol. XXIX no. 1 (Fall 2012): 39-48.
Malini Ranganathan, (2012) “Reengineering Citizenship: Municipal Reforms and the Politics of ‘e-Grievance Redressal’ in Karnataka’s Cities” book chapter in R Desai and R Sanyal (Eds), Urbanizing
Citizenship: Contested Spaces in Indian Cities. Sage India: New Delhi.
Erich Vogt, “Current State of Climate Politics.” Environmental Policy and Law. 42 no. 3 920120: 189-198
Victoria Kiechel, Appalachian Regional Commission study, Planning and Financing Energy Efficient Infrastructure in Appalachia (December 31, 2011), available at: http://www.arc.gov/research/researchreportdetails.asp?REPORT_ID=97
Malini Ranganathan, (2011) “The Embeddedness of Cost Recovery: Water Reforms and Associationism at Bangalore’s Fringes” in J Anjaria and C McFarlane (Eds), Urban Navigations: Politics, Space, and the City in South Asia. Routledge: New Delhi and
Simon Nicholson, “Feeding Ten Billion: A Dialogue Between Feed the Future and the International Research Community.” Report published by USAID and APLU, December 2011.
Simon Nicholson, “Feed the Future E-Consultation Summary: Synthesis of E-consultation Discussion Conducted May 9-27, 2011.” Based on work completed for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APUL). Available at https://www.aplu.org/document.doc?id=3251
Simon Nicholson, “Understanding and Governing the Global Food System,” Global Environmental Politics 11 no. 2 (2011): 120-125.
Garrett Graddy, “Agrarianism,” “Low Input Agriculture,” and “Home Gardens,” in D. Mulvaney, J. Golson, P. Robbins, eds., Green Food: An A-Z Guide (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference, 2010).
Sikina Jinnah and Heather Wright, “Effectiveness, Efficiency and Equity in REDD Implementation: What Can We Learn from Past Experience?” in Justin A. Daniels, ed., Advances in Environmental Research Volume 7 (Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2010), pp. 1-7.
Sikina Jinnah and Douglas Bushey, “Evolving Responsibility? The Principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibility in the UNFCCC," Berkeley Journal of International Law Publicist 28 no. 6 (2010): 1-10.
Victoria Kiechel, Electric Power Research Institute and the Water Research Environment Foundation Final Report, Sustainable Water Resources Management, Volume 2: Case Studies (January, 2010), Evaluation of Sustainable Water Management and Green Building Approaches, available at
Sikina Jinnah, Douglas Bushey, Miquel Muñoz, and Kati Kulovesi) “Tripping Points: Barriers and Bargaining Chips on the Road to Copenhagen,” Environmental Research Letters. 4 (2009): 1-6.
Malini Ranganathan, with L Kamath and V Baindur, (2009) “Piped Water Supply to Greater Bangalore: Putting the Cart Before the Horse?” Economic and Political Weekly (44) 33, 53-62.
Haya, B, Malini Ranganathan, and S Kirpekar. 2009. “Barriers to Sugar Mill Cogeneration in India: Insights into the Structure of Post-2012 Climate Financing Instruments”. Journal of Climate and Development 1 (1), 66–81.
Simon Nicholson, “A Sea Change in Food Aid?” Foreign Policy July 23, 2009.
Ken Conca, “U.S. Foreign Water Policy,” Journal of Environment and Development vol. 17 no. 3 (September 2008): 215-237.
Simon Nicholson, “Genetically Modified Organisms and Global Hunger: A Real Solution?” Sustainable Development Law and Policy 9 no. 1 (2008): 57-61, 77.
Global environmental governance: politics, law and institutions
Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko, eds., Green Planet Blues: Critical Readings in Global Environmental Politics (Coulder, CO: Westview Press, fifth edition forthcoming 2014).
Sikina Jinnah and Goueun Lee. (forthcoming 2014) “Diplomacy and Environmental Policy: Endangered Species and Others at Risk (1950s-present)” in The Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy, Sally Fairfax and Ed Russell (eds.) Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press
Simon Nicholson, “Governance and Global Environmental Issues: Cooperation in the Twenty-first Century (2000s-present),” in Sally Fairfax and Ed Russell (eds.) The Guide to US Environmental Policy (CQ Press, forthcoming).
Sikina Jinnah, (2013) “Overlap Management in the World Trade Organization: Secretariat Influence on Trade-Environment Politics” in Institutional Aspects of International Trade Law, Tomer Broude and Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin (eds.) London, UK: Ashgate.
Ken Conca, “The Rise of the Regional in Global Environmental Politics,” Global Environmental Politics 12 no. 4 (Fall 2012).
Sikina Jinnah, “Trade-Environment Politics: The Emerging Role of Regional Trade Agreements,” in Peter Dauvergne, ed., Handbook of Global Environmental Politics (Cheltenham, UK and Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2012).
Sikina Jinnah, “Singing the Unsung: The Key Role of Secretariats in Global Environmental Politics,” in Pamela Chasek and Lynn Wagner, eds., The Evolution of Global Environmental Negotiations: The Path from Rio (London: Routledge, 2012).
Sikina Jinnah and Alexandra Conliffe, “Climate Change Bandwagoning: Impacts of Climate Change on Global Environmental Governance,” in Pamela Chasek and Lynn Wagner, eds., The Evolution of Global Environmental Negotiations: The Path from Rio (London: Routledge, 2012).
Sikina Jinnah, (2012) Review of Managing Institutional Complexity: Regime Interplay and Global Environmental Change. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ix + 353 pp. ISBN 9780262516242, edited by Sebastian Oberthür and Olav Schram Stokke (Eds.), 2011.
Paul Wapner, “The Challenge of Planetary Bandwagoning,” Global Environmental Politics 11 no. 3 (August 2011).
Sikina Jinnah, “Introduction to Climate Change Bandwagoning: The Impacts of Strategic Linkages on Regime Design, Maintenance, and Death” Global Environmental Politics 11 no. 3 (2011): 1-9.
Sikina Jinnah, “Marketing Linkages: Secretariat Governance of the Climate-Biodiversity Interface” Global Environmental Politics. 11 no. 3 (2011): 23-43.
Sikina Jinnah, “Strategic Linkages: The Evolving Role of Trade Agreements in Global Environmental Governance” Journal of Environment and Development. 20 no. 2 (2011): 191-215.
Sikina Jinnah and Julia Kennedy, “A New Era of Trade-Environment Politics: Learning from US Leadership and its Consequences Abroad,” Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations XII no. 1 (2011): 95-109.
Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko, eds., Green Planet Blues: Four Decades of Global Environmental Politics (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, fourth edition 2010).
Sikina Jinnah, “Overlap Management in the World Trade Organization: Secretariat Influence on Trade-Environment Politics,” Global Environmental Politics. 11 no. 2 (2010): 54-79.
Sikina Jinnah, “The World Trade Organization,” in Paul Robbins, Dustin Mulvaney, and J. Geoffrey Golson, eds., Green Politics (Thousand Oaks: Sage Reference, 2010), 441-444.
Sikina Jinnah, “The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species,” in Steven I. Dutch, ed., The Encyclopedia of Global Warming (Pasadena: Salem Press, 2009), pp. 281-283.
Sikina Jinnah, “The Convention on Biological Diversity,” in Steven I. Dutch, ed., The Encyclopedia of Global Warming (Pasadena: Salem Press, 2009), pp 279-281.
Sikina Jinnah and Stefan Jungcurt, “Could Access Requirements Stifle Your Research?” Science Magazine 323 no. 5913 (2009): 644-645.
Mazijn, B, P Zhou, Malini Ranganathan and A Higham. 2009. “Developing and testing a set of performance indicators to monitor and to evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of the technology transfer framework of the UNFCCC”. Final report submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat, Bonn.
Jacob Park, Ken Conca and Matthias Finger, eds., The Crisis of Global Environmental Governance: Towards a New Political Economy of Sustainability (London: Routledge, 2008).
Malini Ranganathan, (2008) “Grievance Redress Mechanisms in Urban Service Delivery: How Effective Are They?” Asian Development Bank Governance Brief, Issue 17. Manila: Asian Development Bank.
Judith Shapiro, “China’s Environmental Movement,” Current History, September 2013
Judith Shapiro, China’s Environmental Challenges (New York: Polity, 2012).
Judith Shapiro, “Prepare for War, Prepare for Famine”: Ecologic Effects of Chinese Economic Policy during Sino-Soviet Hostilities, Institute for Social Research (Hamburg; forthcoming)
Judith Shapiro, “Facing America’s Demons,” Chinadialogue.net, Three part series, 2010.
Judith Shapiro, “Introduction,” in China Environment Yearbook (Brill, 2008).
Environmental justice, human rights, ethics, and activism
Simon Nicholson, “Environmentalism: Cars, Farming, and Resource Insecurity,” in Jennifer Sterling-Folker, ed., Making Sense of IR Theory (2nd ed) (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, forthcoming).
Paul Wapner, “Environmental Sacrifice,” in Carl Death, ed., Critical Environmental Politics, New York: Routledge, 2013 (forthcoming)
Paul Wapner, “Climate Change and Inner Peace,” Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, Vol. 25, no. 4, Winter 2013 (forthcoming)
Ken Conca, Environmental Human Rights,” in Peter Dauvergne, editor, Handbook of Global Environmental Politics (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2012).
Simon Nicholson and Daniel Chong, “Jumping on the Human Rights Bandwagon: How Rights-based Linkages can Refocus Climate Politics,” Global Environmental Politics 11 no. 3 (2011): 121-136.
Paul Wapner, “Civil Society and the Emergent Green Economy,” Review of Policy Research 28 no. 5 (September 2011).
Paul Wapner, “Transitioning to a Green Economy: Citizens and Civil Society,” in Adil Najam and Henrik Selin, eds., Beyond Rio+20: Governance for a Green Economy, Pardee Center Task Force Reports, Boston University, 2011.
Paul Wapner, Living through the End of Nature: The Future of American Environmentalism (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010).
Paul Wapner, “Sacrifice in an Age of Comfort,” in Michael Maniates and John Meyer, eds., The Politics of Sacrifice (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010).
Paul Wapner and Richard Matthew, “The Humanity of Global Environmental Ethics,” Journal of Environment and Development 18 no. 2 (Spring 2009).
Paul Wapner, “The Importance of Critical Environmental Studies in the New Environmentalism,” Global Environmental Politics 8 no. 1 (Winter 2008).
Paul Wapner, “The Ethics of the New Environmentalism,” International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change: Energy, Sustainability and Societal Change, December 2008.
Environment, conflict, and peacebuilding
Ken Conca and Jennifer Wallace, “Environment and Peacebuilding in War-Torn Societies: Lessons from the UN Environment Programme’s Experience with Post-Conflict Assessment,”in David Jensen and Steve Lonergan, eds., Assessing and Restoring Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding (Abingdon: EarthScan: 2012). Updated and revised version of article appearing originally in Global Governance (2009).
Jennifer Wallace and Ken Conca, “Peace through Sustainable Forest Management in Asia: the USAID Forest Conflict Initiative,” in Päivi Lujala and Siri Aas Rustad, Eds., High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding (Abingdon, UK: EarthScan, 2012). Also published in Carl Bruch, Mikiyasu Nakayama, and Ilona Coyle, Harnessing Natural Resources for Peacebuilding: Lessons from U.S. and Japanese Assistance (Washington: Environmental Law Institute, 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.
Ken Conca, “The New Face of Water Conflict,” Environmental Change and Security Program Report 13 (2008-09): 76-79.
Politics, culture and society
Paul Wapner, “Humility in a Climate Age,” in J. Zammit-Lucia, ed., An Orange County Almanac and other Essays, New York: Wolf Foundation 2013 (update of article appearing in Tikkun, Vol. 16, no. 3, 2010).
Paul Wapner, “Outrage at Suffering, Awe at the Universe,” Tikkun, Vol. 17, no. 1, Winter 2011.
Paul Wapner, Humility in a Climate Age,” Tikkun, May/June 2010.
Ken Conca, “Naturalism as Mastery,” Tikkun, May/June 2010.
Simon Nicholson, “Intelligent Design? Unpacking Geoengineering’s Hidden Sacrifices,” in Michael Maniates and John Meyer, eds., The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010).
Garrett Graddy, “Politics of Scale” in D. Mulvaney, J. Golson, P. Robbins, eds., Green Politics: An A-Z Guide (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference, 2010).
Garrett Graddy, “Gifting (Green Gifts),” “Seasonal Products,” “Vegetables and Fruits,” and “Baby Products” in J. Mansvelt, P. Robbins, and J. Golson, eds., Green Consumerism: An A-Z Guide (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference, 2010).
Paul Wapner, “Earth Day at 40,” Environmental Justice, Vol. 3, no. 2, 2010.
Ken Conca, “An Environmental Agenda for Obama.” Dissent, Summer 2009, pp. 73-79.
Paul Wapner, “Empathetic Climate Policy,” Tikkun, Vol. 15, no. 1, January/February 2009.