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)
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.
Castree, Noel. (2008): "Neoliberalising nature: the logics of deregulation and reregulation." Environment and planning A 40.1 131-152.*
Castree, N. (2008). Neoliberalising nature: processes, effects, and evaluations. Environment and planning A, 40(1), 153-173.
Robertson, M. M. (2004). The neoliberalization of ecosystem services: wetland mitigation banking and problems in environmental governance. Geoforum, 35(3), 361-373.
Dempsey, J., & Suarez, D. C. (2016). Arrested development? The promises and paradoxes of “selling nature to save it”. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 106(3), 653-671.
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/
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.
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: Discuss: Gunningham, N. and Sinclair, D. (1999) Regulatory Pluralism: Designing Policy Mixes for Environmental Protection. Law & Policy, Vol 21, No 1, pp. 49-76.*
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: Covid-19 and the climate emergency
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.
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: 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: 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: Non-governmental and community governance
Seminar: Values, governance and the future of conservation
Dressler, W., et al (2010). From hope to crisis and back again? A critical history of the global CBNRM narrative. Environmental conservation, 5-15.*
Agrawal, A., Chhatre, A., & Hardin, R. (2008). Changing governance of the world's forests. science, 320(5882), 1460-1462.*
Brosius, J. P., & Campbell, L. M. (2010). Collaborative event ethnography: conservation and development trade-offs at the fourth world conservation congress. Conservation and Society, 8(4), 245-255.
Corson, Catherine. "Shifting environmental governance in a neoliberal world: US AID for conservation." Antipode 42.3 (2010): 576-602.
Holmes, G. (2011). Conservation's friends in high places: neoliberalism, networks, and the transnational conservation elite. Global Environmental Politics, 11(4), 1-21.
Rodríguez, J. P., et al. "Globalization of conservation: a view from the south." Science 317.5839 (2007): 755.
Smith, R. J., Verissimo, D., Leader-Williams, N., Cowling, R. M., & Knight, A. T. (2009). Let the locals lead. Nature, 462(7271), 280-281.
Lecture: Multi-level environmental governance
Seminar: Governing across scales
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.
Di Gregorio M, Fatorelli L, Paavola J, Locatelli B, Pramova E, Nurrochmat DR, May PH, Brockhaus M, Sari IM, Kusumadewi SD. 2019. Multi-level Governance and Power in Climate Change Policy Networks. Global Environmental Change. 54, pp. 64-77.
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.
Acton, L., Campbell, L. M., Cleary, J., Gray, N. J., & Halpin, P. N. (2019). What is the Sargasso Sea? The problem of fixing space in a fluid ocean. Political geography, 68, 86-100.
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.
Bache, M. Flinders (Eds.)(2004) Multi-level governance and environmental policy. In. Multi-Level Governance, Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York.
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.
Gupta, J. 2014. ‘Glocal’ politics of scale on environmental issues: climate change, water and forests, In F. Padt, P. Opdam, N. Polman, C. Termeer (Eds.), Scale-Sensitive Governance of the Environment., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd pp. 140-156.
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.
McCarthy, J. (2005) ‘Scale, Sovereignty, and Strategy in Environmental Governance. Antipode. ISSN: 0066-4812. 37(4): 731-753.
Paavola J (2015) Multi-Level Environmental Governance: Exploring the Economic Explanations, Environmental policy and governance. ISSN: 1756-932x, doi: 10.1002/eet.1698
Lecture: Social justice and decarbonisation
Seminar: Public participation in low carbon infrastructure
Delina, L.L. and Sovacool, B.K. 2018. Of temporality and plurality: an epistemic and governance agenda for accelerating just transitions for energy access and sustainable development. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 34, pp.1–6.*
Hu, Z 2020. When energy justice encounters authoritarian environmentalism: The case of clean heating energy transitions in rural China. Energy Research & Social Science. 10.*
Sovacool, Benjamin K, Turnheim, Bruno, Hook, Andrew, Brock, Andrea and Martiskainen, Mari (2020) Dispossessed by decarbonisation: reducing vulnerability, injustice, and inequality in the lived experience of low-carbon pathways. World Development: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X20302436*
Jenkins K, McCauley D, Heffron R, Stephan H, Rehner R 2016. Energy justice: a conceptual review. Energy Res Soc Sci. 11:174-182.
Sovacool, Benjamin K, Ali, Saleem H, Bazilian, Morgan, Radley, Ben, Nemery, Benoit, Okatz, Julia and Mulvaney, Dustin (2020) Sustainable minerals and metals for a low carbon future. Science, 367 (6473). pp. 30-33. ISSN 1095-9203
Sovacool, Benjamin K, Hook, Andrew, Martiskainen, Mari, Brock, Andrea and Turnheim, Bruno (2019) The decarbonisation divide: contextualizing landscapes of low-carbon exploitation and toxicity in Africa. Global Environmental Change, 60. a102028. ISSN 0959-3780
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).
Bennett, Elena M., et al. "Bright spots: seeds of a good Anthropocene." Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14.8 (2016): 441-448.
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
Malm, A., & Hornborg, A. (2014). The geology of mankind? A critique of the Anthropocene narrative. The Anthropocene Review, 1(1), 62-69.
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.
This list was last updated on 28/09/2021