Professor, Environmental Governance & Political Science; Director of the Governance, Environment, and Markets Initiative at Yale (GEM) and Director, Program on Forest Policy and Governance
Ben Cashore is on leave.
This is a PARTIAL listing of recent publications, and it will continue to grow as we populate our publications database.
Journal Article Cashore, B. and M.W. Stone.“Does California need Delaware? Explaining Indonesian, Chinese, and United States support for legality compliance of internationally traded products.”Regulation & Governance8.1(2014): 49-73. DOI: 10.1111/rego.12053
Book Section Gohler, D., B. Cashore and B. Blom.“Forest Governance and Sustainable Rural Development.”Forests and Rural Development.Ed. Pretzsch, J. Darr, D. Uibrig, H. Auch, E.Berlin Heidelberg:Springer,2014.333-373. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-41404-6_12
Journal Article Nathan I., C. Hansen, and B. Cashore.“Timber Legality Verification in Practice: Prospects for Support and Institutionalization.”Forest Policy and Economics48(2014): 1-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2014.11.001
Journal Article Auld G., S. Renckens, and B. Cashore.“Transnational private governance between the logics of empowerment and control.”Regulation & Governance9.2(2014): 108-124. DOI: 10.1111/rego.12075
Journal Article Kanie, N., P. M. Haas, S. Andresen, G. Auld, B. Cashore, P. S. Chasek, J. A. P. de Oliveira, S. Renckens, O. S. Stokke, C. Stevens, S. D. VanDeveer and M. Iguchi.“Green Pluralism: Lessons for Improved Environmental Governance in the 21st Century.”Environment55.5(2013): 14-30. DOI: 10.1080/00139157.2013.824339
Journal Article Gan J., B. Cashore and M. W. Stone.“Impacts of the Lacey Act Amendment and the Voluntary Partnership Agreements on illegal logging: implications for global forest governance.”Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research5.4(2013): 209-226. DOI: 10.1080/19390459.2013.832479
Book Section O'Neill, K., E. Weinthal, K. R. M. Suiseeya, S. Bernstein, A. Cohn, M. W. Stone and B. Cashore.“Methods and Global Environmental Governance.”Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol 38.Ed. Gadgil, A. Liverman, D. M.Palo Alto, CA:Annual Reviews,2013.441-471. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-environ-072811-114530
Journal Article Auld, G. and B. Cashore.“Mixed Signals: NGO Campaigns and Non-state Market Driven (NSMD) Governance in an Export-Oriented Country.”Canadian Public Policy-Analyse De Politiques39(2013): S143-S156. Link
Journal Article Gan, J. B. and B. Cashore.“Opportunities and Challenges for Integrating Bioenergy into Sustainable Forest Management Certification Programs.”Journal of Forestry111.1(2013): 11-16. DOI: 10.5849/jof.11-092
Journal Article Levin K, Cashore B, Bernstein S, Auld G.“Overcoming the tragedy of super wicked problems: constraining our future selves to ameliorate global climate change.”Policy Sciences45.2(2012): 123-152. DOI: 10.1007/s11077-012-9151-0
Book Chapter Logan-Hines, E., L. Goers, M. Evidente, and B. Cashore.“REDD+ Policy Options: Including Forests in an International Climate Change Agreement.”Managing Forest Carbon in a Changing Climate.Ed. M. S. Ashton, M. L. Tyrrell, D. Spalding, and B. Gentry.New York:Springer International Publishing,2012.357-376. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-2232-3_17
Journal Article Cashore, B. and M. W. Stone.“Can legality verification rescue global forest governance? Analyzing the potential of public and private policy intersection to ameliorate forest challenges in Southeast Asia.”Forest Policy and Economics18(2012): 13-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2011.12.005
Journal Article Bernstein, S. and B. Cashore.“Complex global governance and domestic policies: four pathways of influence.”International Affairs88.3(2012): 585. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2346.2012.01090.x
Journal Article Biermann, F., K. Abbott, S. Andresen, K. Backstrand, S. Bernstein, M. M. Betsill, H. Bulkeley, B. Cashore, J. Clapp, C. Folke, A. Gupta, J. Gupta, P. M. Haas, A. Jordan, N. Kanie, T. Kluvankova-Oravska, L. Lebel, D. Liverman, J. Meadowcroft, R. B. Mitchell, P. Newell, S. Oberthur, L. Olsson, P. Pattberg, R. Sanchez-Rodriguez, H. Schroeder, A. Underdal, S. C. Vieira, C. Vogel, O. R. Young, A. Brock and R. Zondervan.“Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance.”Science335.6074(2012): 1306-1307. DOI: 10.1126/science.1217255
Journal Article Visseren-Hamakers, I. J., C. McDermott, M. J. Vijge and B. Cashore.“Trade-offs, co-benefits and safeguards: current debates on the breadth of REDD+.”Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability4.6(2012): 646-653. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2012.10.005
Journal Article Biermann, F., K. Abbott, S. Andresen, K. Backstrand, S. Bernstein, M. M. Betsill, H. Bulkeley, B. Cashore, J. Clapp, C. Folke, A. Gupta, J. Gupta, P. M. Haas, A. Jordan, N. Kanie, T. Kluvankova-Oravska, L. Lebel, D. Liverman, J. Meadowcroft, R. B. Mitchell, P. Newell, S. Oberthur, L. Olsson, P. Pattberg, R. Sanchez-Rodriguez, H. Schroeder, A. Underdal, S. C. Vieira, C. Vogel, O. R. Young, A. Brock and R. Zondervan.“Transforming governance and institutions for global sustainability: key insights from the Earth System Governance Project.”Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability4.1(2012): 51-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2012.01.014
Journal Article McDermott, C. L., K. Levin and B. Cashore.“Building the Forest-Climate Bandwagon: REDD+ and the Logic of Problem Amelioration.”Global Environmental Politics11.3(2011): 85. DOI: 10.1162/GLEP_a_00070
Journal Article Kanowski, P. J., C. L. McDermott and B. W. Cashore.“Implementing REDD–Lessons from Analysis of Forest Governance.”Environmental Science & Policy14.2(2011): 111-117. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2010.11.007
Book Chapter Cashore, B., G. Auld and S. Renckens.“The impact of private, industry and transnational civil society regulation and their interaction with official regulation.”Explaining Compliance: Business Responses to Regulation.Ed. C. Parker, V. L. NielsenNorthampton, MA:Edward Elgar Pub,2011.343-376.Link
Book Chapter Cashore, B. and G. Galloway.“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. VarjoVienna, Austria:IUFRO-WFSE,2010.441-486.Link
Journal Article Auld G., B. Cashore, C. Balboa, L. Bozzi, and S. Renckens.“Can Technological Innovations Foster Non-state Global Governance?.”Business and Politics12.3(2010): Article 9. DOI: 10.2202/1469-3569.1323
Book McDermott, C., B. Cashore, and P. Kanowski.Global Environmental Forest Policies: An International Comparison.UK:Earthscan,2010. DOI: 10.4324/9781849774925
Journal Article McDermott, C. L., B. Cashore and P. Kanowski.“Setting the Bar: An International Comparison of Public and Private Forest Policy Specifications and Implications for Explaining Policy Trends.”Journal of Integrative Environmental Science6.3(2009): 217-237. DOI: 10.1080/19438150903090533
Journal Article Levin, K, Cashore, B., and Koppell, J.“Can Non-State Certification Systems bolster State-Centered Efforts to promote Sustainable Development through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)?.”Wake Forest Law Review44.3(2009): 777-798. Link
Journal Article Levin K., B. Cashore, S. Bernstein and G. Auld.“Playing it forward: Path dependency, progressive incrementalism, and the "Super Wicked" problem of global climate change.”IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science6.50(2009): 502002. DOI: 10.1088/1755-1307/6/0/502002
Journal Article Howlett, M. and B. Cashore.“The Dependent Variable Problem in the Study of Policy Change: Understanding Policy Change as a Methodological Problem.”Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice11.1(2009): 33-46. DOI: 10.1080/13876980802648144
Book Chapter Auld G., C. Balboa, S. Bernstein and B. Cashore.“The Emergence of Non-state Market Driven (NSMD) Global Environmental Governance: A Cross Sectoral Assessment.”Governance for the Environment New Perspectives.Ed. M. A. Delmas, O. R. YoungCambridge:Cambridge University Press,2009.300.Link
Book Chapter Bernstein S.and B. Cashore.“Chapter Seven: The Two-level logic of Non-State Market Driven Governance.”Authority in the Global Political Economy.Ed. Rittberger, V., Nettesheim, M., Huckel, CarmenNew York:Palgrave Macmillan,2008.276-313. DOI: 10.1057/9780230584297
Journal Article McDermott, C. L., E. Noah and B. Cashore.“Differences That 'Matter'? A Framework for Comparing Environmental Certification Standards and Government Policies.”Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning10.1(2008): 47-70. DOI: 10.1080/15239080701652607
Journal Article Levin K., C. McDermott, and B. Cashore.“The Climate Regime as Global Forest Governance: Can Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) Initiatives Pass a ‘Dual Effectiveness’ Test?.”International Forestry Review10.3(2008): 538-549. DOI: 10.1505/ifor.10.3.538
Journal Article Auld, G., S. Bernstein and B. Cashore.“The New Corporate Social Responsibility.”Annual Review of Environment and Resources33(2008): 413-435. DOI: 10.1146/annurev.environ.32.053006.141106
Journal Article Bernstein, S. and B. Cashore.“Can non-state global governance be legitimate? An analytical framework.”Regulation & Governance1.4(2007): 347-371. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-5991.2007.00021.x
Journal Article Cashore, B. and M. Howlett.“Punctuating which equilibrium? Understanding thermostatic policy dynamics in Pacific Northwest forestry.”American Journal of Political Science51.3(2007): 532-551. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-5907.2007.00266.x
Journal Article Howlett M. and B. Cashore.“Re-Visiting the New Orthodoxy of Policy Dynamics: The Dependent Variable and Re-Aggregation Problems in the Study of Policy Change.”Canadian Political Science Review1.2(2007): 50-62. Link
Journal Article Cashore, B., E. Egan, G. Auld and D. Newsom.“Revising Theories of Non-state Market Driven (NSMD) Governance: Lessons from the Finnish Forest Certification Experience.”Global Environmental Politics7.1(2007): 1-44. DOI: 10.1162/glep.2007.7.1.1
Journal Article Cashore B., G. Auld, J. Lawson and D. Newsom.“The Future of Non-State Authority on Canadian Staples Industries: Assessing the Emergence of Forest Certification.”Policy and Society26.1(2007): 71-91. Link
Journal Article PDFBenjamin Cashore, Fred Gale, Errol Meidinger and Deanna Newsom.“Forest Certification in Developing and Transitioning Countries: Part of a Sustainable Future?.”Environment48.9(2006): 6-25.
Journal Article Deanna Newsom, Volker Bahn, Benjamin Cashore.“Does Forest Certification Matter? An Analysis of Operation-Level Changes Required During the SmartWood Certification Process.”US. Journal of Forest Policy and Economics9.3(2006): 197-208. DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2005.06.007
Journal Article Erika N. Sasser, Aseem Prakash, Benjamin Cashore and Graeme Auld.“Direct Targeting as an NGO Political Strategy: Examining Private Authority Regimes in the Forestry Sector.”Business and Politics8.3(2006): Article 1. DOI: 10.2202/1469-3569.1163
Report PDFEric Hansen, Rick Fletcher, Benjamin Cashore and Constance McDermott“Forest Certification in North America.” 2006.
Book Chapter PDFBenjamin Cashore, Graeme Auld, Deanna Newsom, and Elizabeth Egan.“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 PDFBenjamin Cashore, Constance McDermott and Kelly Levin (With Graeme Auld and Deanna Newsom)“The Shaping and Reshaping of British Columbia Forest Policy in the Global Era: A Review of Governmental and Non-governmental Strategic Initiatives*.” 2006.
Working Paper PDFConstance McDermott, Emily Noah and Benjamin Cashore“Differences That "Matter"? Identifying Analytical Challenges in the Comparison of Forest Certification Standards.”Working Paper Working Paper, December 2005, 32.
Book Chapter Convening lead authors: Peter Glück, Jeremy Rayner and Benjamin Cashore.“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.
Journal Article Cashore, Benjamin; Auld, Graeme; and Newsom, Deanna.“The United States’ Race to Certify Sustainable Forestry: Non-State Environmental Governance and the Competition for Policy-Making Authority.”Business and Politics5.3(2004): Article 1. DOI: 10.2202/1469-3569.1076
Book Benjamin Cashore, Graeme Auld and Deanna Newsom.Governing Through Markets: Forest Certification and the Emergence of Non-State Authority.New Haven:Yale University Press,2004. Link
Journal Article PDFBenjamin Cashore, Graeme Auld and Deanna Newsom.“Legitimizing Political Consumerism: The Case of Forest Certification in North America and Europe.”Russian Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology(2004).
Book Chapter PDFBenjamin Cashore and Steven Bernstein.“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.
Journal Article PDFBenjamin Cashore and Graeme Auld.“British Columbia’s Environmental Forest Policy Record in Perspective.”Journal of Forestry101.8(2003): 42-47. DOI: 10.1016/S1389-9341(02)00060-6
Journal Article PDFBenjamin Cashore and James Lawson.“Comparing Forest Certification Experiences in the US Northeast and the Canadian Maritimes.”Canadian-American Public Policy(2003).
Journal Article PDFBenjamin Cashore, Graeme Auld and Deanna Newsom.“Forest Certification (Eco-labeling) Programs and their Policy-Making Authority: Explaining Divergence Among North American and European Case Studies.”Journal of Forest Policy and Economics5.3(2003): 225-247.
Journal Article Benjamin Cashore.“Legitimacy and the Privatization of Environmental Governance: How Non State Market-Driven (NSMD) Governance Systems Gain Rule Making Authority.”Governance15.4(2002): 503-529. DOI: 10.1111/1468-0491.00199
Book Chapter PDFBenjamin Cashore with Jamie Lawson.“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 editorsCAB International,2002.
Book Chapter Benjamin Cashore with Deanna Newsom, Graeme Auld, and Jim Granskog.“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 editorsCAB International,2002.Link
Book Chapter PDFBenjamin Cashore.“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 PDFBenjamin Cashore with Graeme Auld and Deanna Newsom.“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 editorsCAB International,2002.
Book Chapter PDFBenjamin Cashore with Steven Bernstein.“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.
Report PDFBenjamin Cashore“What Should Canada Do When the Softwood Lumber Agreement Expires?.”policy.ca policy.ca, February 2001.
Book Chapter PDFBenjamin Cashore with Steven Bernstein.“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 Benjamin Cashore with Rayner, Howlett, Wilson, and Hoberg.“Privileging the Sub-Sector: Critical Sub Sectors and Sectoral Relationships in Forest Policy-Making.”Journal of Forest Policy and Economics2.3-4(2001): 319-332. DOI: 10.1016/S1389-9341(01)00038-7
Journal Article Benjamin Cashore with Steven Bernstein.“Globalization, Four Paths of Internationalization and Domestic Policy Change: The Case of Eco-forestry Policy Change in British Columbia, Canada.”Canadian Journal of Political Science33.1(2000): 67-99. DOI: 10.1017/S0008423900000044
Journal Article Benjamin Cashore with Ilan Vertinsky.“Policy Networks and Firm Behaviours: Governance Systems and Firm Responses to External Demands for Sustainable Forest Management.”Policy Sciences33(2000): 1 - 30. DOI: 10.1023/A:1004728206505
Working Paper PDFBenjamin Cashore“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 PDFBenjamin Cashore.“Chapter 3: The US Pacific Northwest.”Forest Policy: International Case Studies.Ed. Wilson et al.Oxon, UK:CAB International,1999.