Professor, Environmental Governance & Political Science; Director of the Governance, Environment, and Markets Initiative at Yale (GEM) and Director, Program on Forest Policy and Governance
This is a PARTIAL listing of recent publications, and it will continue to grow as we populate our publications database.
“Does California need Delaware? Explaining Indonesian, Chinese, and United States support for legality compliance of internationally traded products.” Regulation & Governance 8.1 (2014): 49-73. DOI: 10.1111/rego.12053
“Green Pluralism: Lessons for Improved Environmental Governance in the 21st Century.” Environment 55.5 (2013): 14-20. DOI: 10.1080/00139157.2013.824339 Journal Article
“Opportunities and Challenges for Integrating Bioenergy into Sustainable Forest Management Certification Programs. Journal of Forestry 111(1), pp. 11-16.” Journal of Forestry 111.1 (2013): 11-16. DOI: 0.5849/jof.11-092
“Overcoming the tragedy of super wicked problems: constraining our future selves to ameliorate global climate change.” Policy Sciences 45.2 (2012): 123-152. DOI: 10.1007/s11077-012-9151-0 Journal Article
“Trade-offs, co-benefits and safeguards: current debates on the breadth of REDD+.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 4.6 (2012): 646-653. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2012.10.005
“Implementing REDD–Lessons from Analysis of Forest Governance.” Governing and Implementing REDD+” Environmental Science and Policy 14.2 (2011): 111-117. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2010.11.007
Global Environmental Forest Policies: An International Comparison. UK: Earthscan Forestry Library, Earthscan Publications, Ltd, 2010. Link Book Chapter
“Ability of Institutions to Address New Challenges.” Forests and Society - Responding to Global Drivers of Change. Ed. G. Mery, P. Katila, G. Galloway, R. I. Alfaro, M. Kanninen, M. Lobovikov & J. Varjo IUFRO-WFSE, 2010. 441-486.Journal Article
“Can Technological Innovations Foster Non-state Global Governance?.” Business and Society 12.3 (2010).Book
Global Environmental Forest Policies: An International Comparison. UK: The Earthscan Forest Library, 2010.
“Setting the Bar: An International Comparison of Public and Private Forest Policy Specifications and Implications for Explaining Policy Trends.” Journal of Integrative Environmental Science 6.3 (2009): 217-237. DOI: 10.1080/19438150903090533 Conference Paper
“Playing it Forward: Path Dependency, Progressive Incrementalism and the “Super Wicked” Problem of Global Climate Change.” March 2009.Journal Article
“The Dependent Variable Problem in the Study of Policy Change: Understanding Policy Change as a Methodological Problem.” Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice 11.1 (2009): 33-46. DOI: 10.1080/13876980802648144 Journal Article
“Can Non-State Certification Systems bolster State-Centered Efforts to promote Sustainable Development through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)?.” Wake Forest Law Review 44.3 (2009): 777-798. Link Book Chapter
“The Emergence of Non-state Market Driven (NSMD) Global Environmental Governance: A Cross Sectoral Assessment.” Governing the Environment: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Ed. Delmas and Young Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Link
PDF “Towards a Better World?.” October 2008.Journal Article
“Differences that Matter?: A Framework for Comparing Environmental Certification Standards and Government Policies.” Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 10.1 (2008): 47 - 70. DOI: 10.1080/15239080701652607 Book Chapter
“Chapter Seven: The Two-level logic of Non-State Market Driven Governance.” Changing Patterns of Authority in the Global Political Economy: Volume II: New Actors and Forms of Regulation. Ed. Volker Rittberger, Martin Nettesheim and Carmen Huckel New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Link Journal Article
“Playing it Forward: Path Dependency, Progressive Incrementalism, and
the “Super Wicked” Problem of Global Climate Change.” (2008). DOI: 10.1088/1755-1307/6/50/502002 Journal Article
“The Climate Regime as Global Forest Governance: Can Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) Initiatives Pass a ‘Dual Effectiveness’ Test?.” International Forestry Review (2008). Link Book Chapter
“The Future of Non-State Authority in Canadian Staples Industries: Assessing the Emergence of Forest Certification.” Canada's Resource Economy in Transition: the Past, Present, and Future of Canadian Staples Industries. Ed. Michael Howlett and Keith Brownsey Toronto: 2008. Journal Article
PDF “The New Corporate Social Responsibility.” Annual Review of Environment and Resources 33 (2008): 413-435. DOI: 10.1146/annurev.environ.32.053006.141106
“Punctuating Which Equilibrium Understanding Thermostatic Policy Dynamics in Pacific Northwest Forestry.” American Journal of Political Science 51.3 (2007): 532-551. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-5907.2007.00266.x Journal Article
“Revising Theories of Non-state Market Driven (NSMD) Governance: Lessons from the Finnish Forest Certification Experience.” Global Environmental Politics 7.1 (2007): 1-44. DOI: 10.1162/glep.2007.7.1.1 Journal Article
“Can non-state global governance be legitimate? An analytical framework.” Regulation & Governance 1.4 (2007): 1-25. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-5991.2007.00021.x Journal Article
PDF “Can Non-State Governance ‘Ratchet-up’ Global Standards? Assessing their Indirect Effects and Evolutionary Potential.” Review of European Community and International Environmental Law 16.2 (2007): 158-172. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9388.2007.00560.x Book - In Progress
Environmental Activism, Firm Responses, and the Emergence of Private Authority. 2007.Journal Article - In Progress
“The Uneven Diffusion of the Certification Solution: Understanding the Evolution of Non-State Market Driven Governance.” (2007).
PDF “Forest Certification in Developing and Transitioning Countries: Part of a Sustainable Future?.” Environment 48.9 (2006): 6-25.Journal Article
“Does Forest Certification Matter? An Analysis of Operation-Level Changes Required During the SmartWood Certification Process.” US. Journal of Forest Policy and Economics 9.3 (2006): 197-208. DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2005.06.007 Journal Article
“Direct Targeting as an NGO Political Strategy: Examining Private Authority Regimes in the Forestry Sector.” Business and Politics 8.3 (2006): Article 1. DOI: 10.2202/1469-3569.1163 Report
PDF “Forest Certification in North America.” 2006.Book Chapter
PDF “The Emergence of Non-State Environmental Governance in European and North American Forest Sectors.” Enlarging TransAtlantic Relations: Environment, Agriculture, and Trade Politics across the Atlantic. Ed. Schreurs, VanDeveer, and Selin, (eds) Cambridge University Press, 2006. Conference Paper
PDF “The Shaping and Reshaping of British Columbia Forest Policy in the Global Era: A Review of Governmental and Non-governmental Strategic Initiatives*.” 2006.
PDF “Differences That "Matter"? Identifying Analytical Challenges in the Comparison of Forest Certification Standards.” Working Paper Working Paper, December 2005, 32.Book Chapter
“Change in the Governance of Forest Resources.” Forests in the Global Balance – Changing Paradigms. Ed. Gerardo Mery, Rene Alfaro, Markku Kanninen and Maxim Labovikov (eds.) 2005. 51-74.
“The United States’ Race to Certify Sustainable Forestry: Non-State Environmental Governance and the Competition for Policy-Making Authority.” Business and Politics 5.3 (2004): Article 1. DOI: 10.2202/1469-3569.1076 Book
Governing Through Markets: Forest Certification and the Emergence of Non-State Authority. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004. Link Journal Article
PDF “Legitimizing Political Consumerism: The Case of Forest Certification in North America and Europe.” Russian Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology (2004).Book Chapter
PDF “Non-State Global Governance: Is Forest Certification a Legitimate Alternative to a Global Forest Convention?.” Hard Choices, Soft Law: Combining Trade, Environment, and Social Cohesion in Global Governance. Ed. John Kirton and Michael Trebilcock (eds.) Ashgate Press, 2004.
PDF “British Columbia’s Environmental Forest Policy Record in Perspective.” Journal of Forestry 101.8 (2003): 42-47. DOI: 10.1016/S1389-9341(02)00060-6 Journal Article
PDF “Comparing Forest Certification Experiences in the US Northeast and the Canadian Maritimes.” Canadian-American Public Policy (2003).Journal Article
PDF “Forest Certification (Eco-labeling) Programs and their Policy-Making Authority: Explaining Divergence Among North American and European Case Studies.” Journal of Forest Policy and Economics 5.3 (2003): 225-247.
“Legitimacy and the Privatization of Environmental Governance: How Non State Market-Driven (NSMD) Governance Systems Gain Rule Making Authority.” Governance 15.4 (2002): 503-529. DOI: 10.1111/1468-0491.00199 Book Chapter
PDF “Company Choices on Sustainable Forestry Forest Certification: The Case of JD Irving, Ltd.” Forest Policy for Private Forestry. Ed. Accepted through a blind peer review process established by editors CAB International, 2002. Book Chapter
“Forest Certification in the Heart of Dixie: A Survey of Alabama Landowners.” Forest Policy for Private Forestry. Ed. Accepted through a blind peer review process established by editors CAB International, 2002. Link Book Chapter
PDF “Perspectives on Forest Certification as a Policy Process: Reflections on Elliott and Schlaepfer’s Use of the Advocacy Coalition Framework.” Social and Political Dimensions of Forest Certification. Ed. Christopher Elliott, Errol Meidinger, and Gerhard Oesten (editors) Remagen-Oberwinter, Germany: Forstbuch, 2002. Book Chapter
PDF “Perspectives on Forest Certification: A Survey Examining Differences Among the US Forest Sectors’ Views of Their Forest Certification Alternatives.” Forest Policy for Private Forestry. Ed. Accepted through a blind peer review process established by editors CAB International, 2002. Book Chapter
PDF “The International-Domestic Nexus: The Effects of International Trade and Environmental Politics on the Canadian Forest Sector.” Canadian Forest Policy: Regimes, Policy Dynamics and Institutional Adaptations. Ed. Howlett (ed.) Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002.
PDF “What Should Canada Do When the Softwood Lumber Agreement Expires?.” policy.ca policy.ca, February 2001.Book Chapter
PDF “Globalization, Internationalization and Liberal Environmentalism: Exploring Non-domestic Sources of Influence on Canadian Environmental Policy.” Canadian Environmental Policy: Ecosystems, Politics and Process. 2nd Edition, Ed. Debora L. VanNijnatten and Robert Boardman, (ed.) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Journal Article
“Privileging the Sub-Sector: Critical Sub Sectors and Sectoral Relationships in Forest Policy-Making.” Journal of Forest Policy and Economics 2.3-4 (2001): 319-332. DOI: 10.1016/S1389-9341(01)00038-7
“Globalization, Four Paths of Internationalization and Domestic Policy Change: The Case of Eco-forestry Policy Change in British Columbia, Canada.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 33.1 (2000): 67-99. DOI: 10.1017/S0008423900000044 Journal Article
“Policy Networks and Firm Behaviours: Governance Systems and Firm Responses to External Demands for Sustainable Forest Management.” Policy Sciences 33 (2000): 1 - 30. DOI: 10.1023/A:1004728206505
PDF “An Examination of Why a Long-term Resolution to the Canada/US Softwood Lumber Dispute Eludes Policy Makers.” Canadian Forest Service Pacific Research Station working paper. Industry, Trade and Economics Program, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada Canadian Forest Service Pacific Research Station working paper. Industry, Trade and Economics Program, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, February 1999.Book Chapter
PDF “Chapter 3: The US Pacific Northwest.” Forest Policy: International Case Studies. Ed. Wilson et al. Oxon, UK: CAB International, 1999.