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A Research Agenda for Global Environmental Politics

Edited by Peter Dauvergne, Professor of Political Science and Justin Alger, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada
In a world confronted with escalating environmental crises, are academics asking the right questions and advocating the best solutions? This Research Agenda paves the way for new and established scholars in the field, identifying the significant gaps in research and emerging issues for future generations in global environmental politics.
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Publication Date: 2018
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  • Environment
  • Environmental Governance and Regulation
  • Environmental Politics and Policy
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Environmental Politics and Policy
  • International Politics
Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

In a world confronted with escalating environmental crises, are academics asking the right questions and advocating the best solutions? This Research Agenda paves the way for new and established scholars in the field, identifying the significant gaps in research and emerging issues for future generations in global environmental politics.

From an analysis of state and non-state environmental governance to the politics of climate change, food sustainability, forests and oceans, the preeminent academics and leading researchers take an important step in establishing an agenda for the future trajectory of research. Split into three sections – global environmental governance, the politics of environmental problems, and engaged research and scholar activism – chapters discuss the most influential steps in recent environmental and political studies and offer original perspectives on the future trends.

Inspiring the next generation of academics and activists, this Research Agenda provides excellent guidance for graduate students and supervisors looking for the most innovative and pressing research questions in environmental politics.
‘This expertly edited collection brings together leading scholars to provide an authoritative overview of some of the most pressing and complex challenges in global environmental politics, from climate change to plastics waste, sustainable food and the protection of oceans. The book is an invaluable source for students, scholars – and activists.’
– Robert Falkner, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

‘This is a timely and highly insightful book by some of the most respected scholars in the field. It has the potential to set the research agenda for global environmental politics. I will definitely be recommending it as a core reading for my students.’
– Chukwumerije Okereke, University of Reading, UK

‘This book does exactly what it says on the tin: it lays out an ambitious research agenda for global environmental politics. And it does so with aplomb. The chapters portray richly the latest research across the breadth of the field, focusing in particular on novel ways of studying the subject. But they also emphasize strongly the engaged quality of the field’s best work, connecting research to practice in various ways. A must for all thinking about how to take global environmental politics forward in the coming years.’
– Matthew Paterson, University of Manchester, UK
Contributors: J. Alger, T.A. Balag’kutu, J.S. Barkin, H. Bulkeley, J. Clapp, M. Cooper, P. Dauvergne, E.R. DeSombre, L.H. Gulbrandsen, M. Hoffmann, S. Klinsky, J.J. McSparren, K.J. Neville, K. O’Neill, S. Park, F. Peck, P. Stephens, J. Stripple, J. Timmons Roberts, S.D. VanDeveer, E. Weinthal 
Contents:

1. Researching Global Environmental Politics: Trends, Gaps, and Emerging Issues
Justin Alger and Peter Dauvergne

Part I: Global Environmental Governance
2. Three Ways to Study the Global Politics of Trade and the Environment
J. Samuel Barkin

3. Green Finance
Susan Park

4. The Sustainable Development Goals in Global Environmental Politics
Erika Weinthal

5. Studying Institutions for Nonstate Environmental Governance
Lars H. Gulbrandsen

6. Extractives and Environmental Governance Research
Timothy Adivilah Balag’kutu, Jason J. McSparren, and Stacy D. VanDeveer

Part II: The Politics of Environmental Problems
7. The New Global Political Economy of Waste
Kate O’Neill

8. Researching the Global Environmental Politics of Food
Jennifer Clapp and Phoebe Stephens

9. Ocean Governance
Elizabeth R. DeSombre

10. Not Just a Case Study: Strategies for Researching Climate Change Politics
Sonja Klinsky

11. Encountering Climate’s New Governance
Harriet Bulkeley, Mark Cooper, and Johannes Stripple

12. Bringing the Environment Back In: Materiality in Climate Change Politics Research
Felicia Peck

Part III: Engaged Research and Scholar Activism
13. Does the Arc of History Bend Towards Climate Justice? Towards an Agenda for Engaged Research
J. Timmons Roberts

14. Global Environmental Politics Research in a Time of Crisis
Kate J. Neville and Matthew Hoffmann

Index