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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,”, Three part series, 2010.

Judith Shapiro, “Introduction,” in China Environment Yearbook (Brill, 2008).

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Climate and Energy

Paul Wapner. "Climate Suffering." Global Environmental Politics. Vol. 14, no. 2, May 2014.

Simon Nicholson. “The Promises and Perils of Geoengineering,” in Erik Assadourian et al., Worldwatch Institute: State of the World 2013 (Island Press, 2013).

Erich Vogt, “Current State of Climate Politics.” Environmental Policy and Law. 42 no. 3 920120: 189-198

Victoria Kiechel, Appalachian Regional Commission, Planning and Financing Energy Efficient Infrastructure in Appalachia (December 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 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.

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.

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.

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Environment, conflict, and peacebuilding

Ken Conca. "Decoupling Water and Violent Conflict." Issues in Science and Technology Vol. XXIX, no.1 (Fall 2012): 39-48.

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.

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Environmental Justice, Human Rights, Ethics, and Activism

Paul Wapner. "Ethical Enhancement in a Climate Age," Ethics and International Affairs, Vol. 28. no. 4, November 2014.

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. MIT Press. 2010.

Paul Wapner, “Sacrifice in an Age of Comfort,” in Michael Maniates and John Meyer, eds., The Politics of Sacrifice. MIT Press. 2010.

Paul Wapner and Richard Matthew, “The Humanity of Global Environmental Ethics,” Journal of Environment and Development Vol. 18 no. 2 (Spring 2009).

Paul Wapner
, “The Importance of Critical Environmental Studies in the New Environmentalism,” Global Environmental Politics Vol. 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.

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Food and Agriculture

Garrett Graddy. "Seed Saving." Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics. 2013. Sage Press.

Garrett Graddy. "Situating in situ: A Critical Geography of Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation in the Peruvian Andes and Beyond." Antipode. August 2013.

Garrett Graddy. "Regarding Biocultural Heritage: in situ Political Ecology of Agricultural Biodiversity in the Peruvian Andes." Agriculture and Human Values. 2013.

Adam Diamond and James Barham. "Moving Food Along the Value Chain: Innovations in Regional Food Distribution." United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service. 2012.

Simon Nicholson. "Feeding Ten Billion: A Dialogue Between Feed the Future and the International Research Community." Report published by USAID and APLU, December 2011. 

Adam Diamond and James Barham. "Money and Mission: Moving Food with Values and Values." Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. Vol. 1 no. 4 (2011): 101-117.

Simon Nicholson. "Understanding and Governing the Global Food System." Global Environmental Politics. Vol. 11 no. 2 (2011): 120-125.

Simon Nicholson. "Genetically Modified Organisms and Global Hunger: A Real Solution?" Sustainable Development Law and Policy. Vol. 9 no. 1 (2008): 57-61, 77. 

Anne C. Bellows, Benjamin Onyango, Adam Diamond, William K. Hallman. "Understanding Consumer Interest in Organics: Production Values versus Purchasing Behavior." Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization. Vol. 6 no. 1 (2008): 1-31.


Global Environmental Governance: Politics, Law, and Institutions

Simon Nicholson and Sikina Jinnah (eds.) New Earth Politics: Essays from the Anthropocene. MIT Press. Forthcoming Spring 2016.

Ken Conca. An Unfinished Foundation: The United Nations and Global Environmental Governance. Oxford University Press, USA, 2015.

Simon Nicholson and Paul Wapner, (eds.) 2015. Global Environmental Politics: From Person to Planet. Paradigm Publishers.

Sikina Jinnah. 2014. Post-treaty Politics: Secretariat Influence in Global Environmental Governance. MIT Press.

Paul Wapner. "The Changing Nature of Nature: Environmental Politics in the Anthropocene." Global Environmental Politics. 2014.

Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko, (eds.) Green Planet Blues: Critical Readings in Global Environmental Politics (Coulder, CO: Westview Press, fifth edition) 2014.

Sikina Jinnah
and Goueun Lee. (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).

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, “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.

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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.

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Malini Ranganathan. "Paying for Water, Claiming Citizenship: Political Agency and Water Reforms at the Urban Periphery." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. Vol. 38, no. 2 (2014): 590-608.

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).

Malini Ranganathan. "Mafias in the Waterscape: Urban Informality and Everyday Public Authority in Bangalore." Water Alternatives. 7 (1): 89-105.

Victoria Kiechel. Electric Power Research Institute and the Water Research Environment Foundation Final Report, Sustainable Water Resources Management and Green Building Approaches, Vol. 2: Case Studies (January 2010). "Evaluation of Sustainable Water Management and Green Building Approaches."

Malini Ranganathan, L Kamath, and V Baindur. "Piped Water Supply to Greater Bangalore: Putting the Cart Before the Horse?" Economic and Political Weekly Vol. 44, no. 33. (2009): 53-62.

Ken Conca. "The United States and International Water Policy." Journal of Environment and Development. Vol. 17, No. 3 (September 2008): 215-237.

Ken Conca. Governing Water: Contentious Transnational Politics and Global Institution Building. 2006. MIT Press.