Dr James Van Alstine
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
GENERAL COURSE READINGS
Unfortunately, there is no one book that addresses all of the issues that are covered in this course. The following texts provide a useful basis, but further reading, particularly of journal articles, is also required.
- Bulkeley, H. and Newell, P. 2010. Governing climate change ISBN: 9780415467698 (pbk.); 9780415467681 (hbk.); 0415467683 (hbk.); 0415467691 (pbk.); 9780203858295 (ebk.). Routledge.
- Carter, N. (2007 and 2018) (2nd and 3rd ed) The Politics of the Environment, Cambridge University Press, London.
- Chasek, P.S., Downie, D.L. and Brown, J.W. (2017) Global Environmental Politics, Westview Press: Boulder, CO, USA.
- Clapp, J. and Dauvergne, P. (2005) Paths to a green world : the political economy of the global environment ISBN: 0262532719, MIT Press, London.
- Death, C. (ed) (2014) Critical environmental politics ISBN: 9780415631228 (pbk.); 9780415631037 (hbk.); 9781315883076 (ebk.). Routledge: Abingdon.
- Dryzek, J.S. (2013) The politics of the earth: environmental discourses. Oxford University Press: Oxford.
- Durant, R.F., Fiorino, D.J. and O'Leary, R. (Eds) (2004) Environmental governance reconsidered : challenges, choices, and opportunities ISBN: 0262541742 (pbk.) : £22.95; 0262042185, MIT Press: Cambridge, MA.
- Fiorino, D. J. (2006) The new environmental regulation ISBN: 9780262562188 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780262062565 (alk. paper); 0262062569 (alk. paper); 0262562189 (pbk. : alk. paper), MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.
- Gouldson, A. a nd Murphy, J. (1998) Regulatory realities : the implementation and impact of industrial environmental regulation ISBN: 1853834580 (pbk ; cased) : £15.95; 1853834572, Earthscan, London.
- Gunningham, N. and Sinclair, D. (2002) Leaders & laggards : next-generation environmental regulation ISBN: 1874719489 (pbk.); 1874719497, Greenleaf, Sheffield.
- Gupta, A. and Mason, M. (2014) Transparency in global environmental governance : critical perspectives ISBN: 9780262526180 (paperback : alkaline paper); 9780262027410 (hardcover: alkaline paper), MIT Press: Cambridge, MA.
- Hill, M.J. and Hupe, P.L. 2002. Implementing public policy : governance in theory and practice ISBN: 0761966293 (pbk); 0761966285. Wiley Online Library.
- Jasanoff, Sheila (2004), Earthly politics : local and global in environmental governance ISBN: 0262101033; 0262600595 (pbk.) : £17.95 (Politics, Science and the Environment Series), MIT Press: Cambridge, MA.
- Jordan, A. (ed.) (2005) Environmental Policy in the European Union: Actors, Institutions and Processes, Earthscan, London.
- Kütting, Gabriela and Lipschutz, Ronnie (Eds) (2009) Environmental governance : power and knowledge in a local-global world ISBN: 9780415777131; 9780415777124; 9780203880104 Routledge: London.
- Park, J., Conca, K., Finger, M. (2008) The crisis of global environmental governance: towards a new political economy of sustainability, Routledge: New York.
- Roberts, J. (2011) Environmental Policy. Routledge: Abingdon.
- Vatn, A. (2015) Environmental governance : institutions, policies and actions ISBN: 9781781007242. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham.
- Weale, A. (1992) The new politics of pollution ISBN: 0719030676 (paperback); 0719030668 (hardback : recycled paper) Manchester University Press.
- Young, O.R. 2002. The institutional dimensions of environmental change : fit, interplay, and scale ISBN: 0262740249 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0262240432. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA: MIT press.
DETAILED LECTURE TIMETABLE AND READINGS
Lecture: Introduction and Policy instruments 1: Environmental Regulations
Seminar: Discuss Lemos and Agrawal (2006)
Key readings (Introduction and overview):
Carter, N. (2007 or 2018) The Politics of the Environment, Cambridge University Press. (Chapter 7)
Jordan, A. (2008) ‘The governance of sustainable development: taking stock and looking forwards’, Environment and planning. C, Government and policy. ISSN: 0263-774x, 26: 17-33.
Lemos, C. and Agrawal, A. (2006) ‘Environmental Governance’, Annual review of environment and resources. ISSN: 1543-5938, 31: 297-325.
Key readings (Policy Instruments 1: Environmental Regulations):
Carter, N. (2007 or 2018) The Politics of the Environment, Cambridge University Press. (Chapter 12)
Holling, C., Meffe, G. (1996) Command and Control and the Pathology of Natural Resource Management. Conservation biology. ISSN: 0888-8892. 10: 2. pp. 328-337.
Potoski, M. and Prakash, A. (2004). 'The Regulatory Dilemma: Cooperation and Conflict in Environmental Governance', Public administration review. ISSN: 0033-3352, 64 (2): 152-163.
Sinclair, D. (1997). Self-regulation versus command and control? Beyond false dichotomies. Law & policy. ISSN: 0265-8240, 19 (4): 529-559.
Gunningham, N. and Holley, C. (2016) Next-Generation Environmental Regulation: Law, Regulation, and Governance, Annual Review Law Soc. Sci. 12: 273-93.
Lecture: Policy instruments 2: Market-based instruments
Seminar: Discuss Jordan (2005)
Harrington, W., and R. D. Morgenstern (2004). Economic incentives versus command and control: What's the best approach for solving environmental problems? Resources ISSN: 0048-7376, Fall/Winter 13-17.
Jordan, A., Wurzel, R. K. W. and Zito, A. (2005). 'The Rise of ‘New’ Policy Instruments in Comparative Perspective: Has Governance Eclipsed Government?' Political studies. ISSN: 0032-3217; 1467-9248, 53: 477-496.
Goulder, L. H., and I. W. H. Parry (2008). Instrument Choice in Environmental Policy. RFF Discussion Paper RFF DP 08-07. https://www.rff.org/publications/working-papers/instrument-choice-in-environmental-policy/
Hepburn, C. (2006). Regulation by prices, quantities, or both: A review of instrument choice. Oxford review of economic policy. ISSN: 0266-903X, 22 (2): 226-247.
Stavins, R. N. (2003). Market-Based Environmental Policies: What Can We Learn from U.S. Experience (and Related Research)?, RFF Discussion Paper 03–43, Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C. [Available at: https://www.rff.org/publications/working-papers/market-based-environmental-policies-what-can-we-learn-from-us-experience-and-related-research/
Lecture: Policy instruments 3: Information-based instruments
Seminar: No seminar due to MSc Humberside fieldtrip
Mol, A. (2009) Environmental Governance through Information, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 30: 114-129.
Stephan, M. (2002). ‘Environmental information disclosure programs: They work, but why?’, Social science quarterly. ISSN: 0038-4941, 83 (1): 190-205.
Blackman, A., Afsah, S. and Ratunanda, D. (2004). 'How Do Public Disclosure Pollution Control Programs Work? Evidence from Indonesia', Human Ecology Review, 11 (3): 235-246.
Gale, F., Ascui, F., and Lovell, H. (2017). ‘Sensing Reality? New Monitoring Technologies for Global Sustainability Standards’, Global environmental politics ISSN: 1526-3800. 17 (2): 65-83.
Gupta, Aarti. (2010) Transparency in Global Environmental Governance: A Coming of Age? Global Environmental Politics 10 (3): 1–9.
Jordan, Wurzel, and Zito (2003) ‘New Instruments of Environmental Governance: Patterns and Pathways of Change’, Environmental politics. ISSN: 0964-4016, 12(1): 1-24.
Tietenberg, T. (1998). 'Disclosure Strategies for Pollution Control', Environmental and resource economics. ISSN: 0924-6460, 11 (3-4): 587-602.
Van Alstine J (2014) Transparency in resource governance: the pitfalls and potential of "new oil" in Sub-Saharan Africa, Global environmental politics, 14, pp.20-39.
Lecture: Policy instruments 4: Voluntary instruments
Seminar: Discuss Gunningham and Sinclair (1999)
Blackman, A. and Sisto, N. (2005). Muddling through While Environmental Regulatory Capacity Evolves: What Role for Voluntary Agreements?, RFF Discussion Paper 05-16, Resources for the Future, Washigton, D.C. [Available at: http://www.rff.org/rff/Documents/RFF-DP-05-16.pdf]
Borck, J. and Coglianese, C. (2009) ‘Voluntary Environmental Programs: Assessing Their Effectiveness’, Annual review of environment and resources. ISSN: 1543-5938, 34: 305-329.
Gunningham, N. and Sinclair, D. (1999) Regulatory Pluralism: Designing Policy Mixes for Environmental Protection. Law & Policy, Vol 21, No 1, pp. 49-76.
Delmas, M. and Terlaak, A. (2002) Regulatory Commitment to Negotiated Agreements: Evidence from the United States, Germany, The Netherlands and France, Journal of comparative policy analysis. ISSN: 1387-6988: Research and Practice, 4, pp5-29.
Howlett, M. & Rayner, J. (2007) Design Principles for Policy Mixes: Cohesion and Coherence in ‘New Governance Arrangements’, Policy and Society, 26:4, pp.1-18 .
Karamanos, P. (2001). 'Voluntary Environmental Agreements: Evolution and Definition of a New Environmental Policy Approach', Journal of environmental planning and management. ISSN: 0964-0568, 44 (1): 67-84.
Koehler, D., A. (2007). The effectiveness of voluntary environmental programs: A policy at a crossroads? Policy studies journal. ISSN: 0190-292x, 35 (4): 689-722.
Prakash, A., Potoski, M. (2012) Voluntary environmental programs: A comparative perspective, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 31:1, 123-138.
Lecture: Theories of the policy process
Seminar: The governance of air pollution in England
Keeley, J. and Scoones, I. (2000) “Knowledge, Power and Politics: The Environmental Policy-Making Process in Ethiopia”, Journal of modern African studies. ISSN: 0022-278X. Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 89-120.
Cairney, P. Bog posts on policy processes: https://paulcairney.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/policy-concepts-in-1000-words-the-policy-cycle-and-its-stages/
Ostrom (2011) “Background on the Institutional Analysis and Development Framework.” Policy studies journal. ISSN: 0190-292x 39 (1): 7–27
Cairney, P. (2012) Understanding Public Policy: theories and issues. Palgrave Macmillan: New York.
Cairney, P. (2013) Standing on the shoulder of giants: How do we combine the insights of multiple theories in public policy studies? Policy studies journal. ISSN: 0190-292x 41 (1): 1-21.
Pahl-Wostle (2009) “A conceptual framework for analysing adaptive capacity and multi-level learning processes in resource governance regimes”, Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions. ISSN: 0959-3780, 19(3): 354-365.
Sabatier, P. (ed.) (2007) Theories of the Policy Process, Cambridge, MA: Westview.
Weible, C. M. (2008) “Expert-Based Information and Policy Subsystems: A Review and Synthesis.” Policy studies journal. ISSN: 0190-292x 36 (4): 615–635.
Weible, Christopher, Paul Sabatier, and Kelly McQueen. 2009. “Themes and Variations: Taking Stock of the Advocacy Coalition Framework.” Policy studies journal. ISSN: 0190-292x 37 (1): 121–41.
Lecture: Global environmental governance
Seminar: A window of opportunity for policy change?
Biermann, F. and Pattberg, P. (2008) ‘Global Environmental Governance: Taking Stock, Moving Forward’, Annual review of environment and resources. ISSN: 1543-5938, 33: 277-294.
Falkner, R. (2003), ‘Private Environmental Governance and International Relations: Exploring the Links’, Global environmental politics ISSN: 1526-3800, 3(2): 72 – 87.
Cashore, B. (2002). Legitimacy and the privatization of environmental governance: How nonstate market driven (NSMD) governance systems gain rule-making authority. Governance. ISSN: 0952-1895, 15 (4): 503-529.
Himley, M. (2008) Geographies of Environmental Governance: The Nexus of Nature and Neoliberalism. Geography compass. ISSN: 1749-8198. 2 (2): 433-451.
Paavola, J. (2007) Institutions and environmental governance: A reconceptualization. Ecological economics. ISSN: 0921-8009 63: 93-103.
Rhodes, R.A.W. (1996), ‘The New Governance: Governing without Government’, Political studies. ISSN: 0032-3217; 1467-9248, XLIV: 652-667.
Stoker, G. (1998) ‘Governance as Theory: Five Propositions’ International social science journal. ISSN: 0020-8701. 50(155): 17-28.
Young, O.R. (2008) ‘The Architecture of Global Environmental Governance: Bringing Science to Bear on Policy’, Global environmental politics ISSN: 1526-3800, 8(1): 14-32.
Lecture: Multi-scale environmental governance
Seminar: Implementing the Paris Agreement in Africa
Cash, D. W., W. N. Adger, F. Berkes, P. Garden, L. Lebel, P. Olsson, L. Pritchard, and O. Young. (2006). ‘Scale and cross-scale dynamics: governance and information in a multilevel world.’ Ecology and society [electronic resource]. ISSN: 1708-3087 11(2):8.
McCarthy, J. (2005) ‘Scale, Sovereignty, and Strategy in Environmental Governance. Antipode. ISSN: 0066-4812. 37(4): 731-753.
Termeer et al (2010) ‘Disentangling Scale Approaches in Governance Research: Comparing Monocentric, Multilevel, and Adaptive Governance’, Ecology and society [electronic resource]. ISSN: 1708-3087, 15(4): 29.
Adger, W.N., Brown, K., Fairbrass, J., Jordan, A., Paavola, J., Rosendo, S. and Seyfang, G. (2003) `Governance for sustainability: towards a 'thick' analysis of environmental decision making’, Environment and planning. A, Environment and planning. ISSN: 0308-518x, 35(6):1095 – 1110.
Andonova, L.B., Mitchell, R.B. (2010) ‘The Rescaling of Global Environmental Politics’, Annual review of environment and resources. ISSN: 1543-5938, 35:255-282.
Bulkeley, H. (2005) ‘Reconfiguring environmental governance: Towards a politics of scales and networks’. Political geography. ISSN: 0962-6298. 24: 875-902.
Cox, K. (1998) Spaces of dependence, spaces of engagement and the politics of scale, or: looking for local politics, Political geography, 17(1): 1-23.
Jordan, A., H. Van Asselt, F. Berkhout, and T. Rayner. (2012) “Understanding the Paradoxes of Multi-level Governing: Climate Change Policy in the European Union.” Global environmental politics ISSN: 1526-3800 12 (2): 43–66.
Paavola J (2015) Multi-Level Environmental Governance: Exploring the Economic Explanations, Environmental policy and governance. ISSN: 1756-932x, doi: 10.1002/eet.1698
Lecture: Agency in environmental governance
Seminar: Conservation and Development
Garavan, M. (2007) ‘Resisting the costs of ‘development’: local environmental activism in Ireland’, Environmental politics. ISSN: 0964-4016, 16(5): 844-863.
Irvin, R. A., and J. Stansbury (2004). Citizen participation in decision making: Is it worth the effort? Public administration review. ISSN: 0033-3352, 64 (1): 55-65.
Wilson, E., Schwarte, C., Cotula, L., Garside,B. and Siegele, L. (2009) Taking control: how citizens can hold industry to account. IIED Briefing Papers. International Institute for Environment and Development. London. Available at: http://pubs.iied.org/17050IIED.html
Bulkeley, H., and A. P. J. Mol (2003). Participation and environmental governance: Consensus, ambivalence and debate. Environmental values. ISSN: 0963-2719, 12 (2): 143-154.
O’Faircheallaigh, C. and Corbett, T. (2005) ‘Indigenous Participation in Environmental Management of Mining Projects: The Role of Negotiated Agreements’, Environmental politics. ISSN: 0964-4016, 14(5): 629-647.
Rydin, Y., & Pennington, M. 2000. Public participation and local environmental planning: the collective action problem and the potential of social capital. Local Environment. 5(2), 153–169. https://doi.org/10.1080/13549830050009328
Van Alstine J; Manyindo J; Smith L; Dixon J; AmanigaRuhanga I (2014) Resource governance dynamics: The challenge of 'new oil' in Uganda, Resources policy. ISSN: 0301-4207, 40, pp.48-58.
Lecture: Risk, science and the contestation of knowledge in environmental governance
Seminar: Civic environmentalism – analysing case studies
Bäckstrand, K. (2003) Civic Science for Sustainability: Reframing the Role of Experts, Policy-Makers and Citizens in Environmental Governance. Global environmental politics ISSN: 1526-3800, 3(4): 24-40.
Jasanoff, S (1999) The songlines of risk. Environmental values. ISSN: 0963-2719 8: 135-152.
Chilvers J, (2008) "Environmental risk, uncertainty, and participation: mapping an emergent epistemic community" Environment and planning. A, Environment and planning. ISSN: 0308-518x 40(12) 2990 – 3008
Gouldson A, Bebbington J, (2007) "Corporations and the governance of environmental risk" Environment and planning. C, Government and policy. ISSN: 0263-774x, 25(1) 4 – 20
Gulbrandsen, L.H. (2008) ‘The Role of Science in Environmental Governance: Competing Knowledge Producers in Swedish and Norwegian Forestry’, Global environmental politics ISSN: 1526-3800, 8(2): 99-122
Leach M, (2008) "Pathways to Sustainability in the forest? Misunderstood dynamics and the negotiation of knowledge, power, and policy" Environment and planning. A, Environment and planning 40(8) 1783 – 1795
Owens S, Petts J, Bulkeley H, (2006) "Boundary work: knowledge, policy, and the urban environment" Environment and planning. C, Government and policy 24(5): 633 – 643
Lecture: Environmental policy and governance in the Anthropocene
Seminar: Exam prep
Griggs, D. et al (2013) ‘Policy: Sustainable development goals for people and planet’, Nature. ISSN: 0028-0836; 1476-4687, 495: 305-307.
Raworth, K. (2012) ‘A safe and just space for humanity: can we live within the doughnut?’ Oxfam discussion paper, February. Available from: https://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/dp-a-safe-and-just-space-for-humanity-130212-en.pdf
Steffen, W. et al (2015) ‘Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet’, Science. ISSN: 0036-8075; 1095-9203, 347(6223).
Leach, M. et al (2012) ‘Transforming innovation for sustainability’, Ecology and society [electronic resource]. ISSN: 1708-3087, 17(2): 11.
Lövbrand, E., Beck, S., Chilvers, J., Forsyth, T., Hedrén, J. et al. (2015) “Who speaks for the future of Earth?: how critical social science can extend the conversation on the Anthropocene.” Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions. ISSN: 0959-3780, 32: 211-218
Steffen, W. et al (2011) ‘The Anthropocene: From Global Change to Planetary Stewardship’, Ambio : a journal of the human environment. ISSN: 0044-7447; 1654-7209, 40(7): 739-761.
Westley, F. et al (2011) ‘Tipping Toward Sustainability: Emerging Pathways of Transformation’, Ambio : a journal of the human environment, 40(7): 762-780.
This list was last updated on 14/10/2019