"Environmental Reform in Asia" 
Special issue of the Journal of Environment and Development

David A. Sonnenfeld and Arthur P. J. Mol, eds.

Volume 15, No. 2, June 2006, Sage Publications

Gill Burke is a social and environmental historian; has been Visiting Researcher at the Australian National University; and currently is a Consultant Minerals Economist with the Raw Materials Group, Stockholm, Sweden. She has many years' experience analyzing the mining sector in the Asia Pacific region.

Antonette D’Sa is Director of the Asian Regional Energy Initiative of the International Energy Initiative in Bangalore, India. She has 18 years of experience in the field of energy analysis and planning. Her current research focuses on improving rural energy access, and clean and efficient electricity use.

Philip Hirsch is associate professor of geography in the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney, and Director of the Australian Mekong Resource Centre. He has researched and published widely in the fields of rural development, environmental politics and natural resource management in Thailand and the wider Mekong Region.

Hidefumi Imura is well known in Japan for his research on urban environmental issues. He has held senior academic positions at Kyushu and Nagoya Universities, respectively, worked with Japan's Ministry of Environment, and has been attached to the OECD and other international organizations.

Judith Mayer received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley; taught Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Tech; and currently is a consulting environmental planner. She has extensive experience in Southeast Asia and the United States on fires, forests, environmental regulation, hazard mitigation, and transboundary conservation issues.

Mushtaq Ahmed Memon is currently a program officer in UNEP's International Environmental Technology Centre, Japan. He has been involved with the implementation of ground activities in various developing countries. He holds a Ph.D. in environmental economics, as well as degrees in national development and project planning, transport, and civil engineering.

Arthur P. J. Mol is professor and head of the Environmental Policy Group, Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Among his most recent books are Governing Environmental Flows: Global Challenges for Social Theory (with G. Spaargaren & F. Buttel, Eds.; MIT Press, 2006); and Environmental Governance in China (with N. Carter, Eds.; Routledge, 2006).

K. V. Narasimha Murthy is a research associate at the Asian Regional Energy Initiative of the International Energy Initiative in Bangalore, India, with 14 years experience in management research, currently focusing on energy-related issues. 

David A. Sonnenfeld is Professor of Sociology and Environmental Policy, Dept. of Environmental Studies, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), Syracuse, NY. His most recent book is Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry (with T. Smith and D. N. Pellow, Eds.; Temple University Press, 2006).

Hiroaki Shirakawa earned his Ph.D. from Hiroshima University in environmental economics. His major research interests include modeling urban environmental issues and the economics of policy implementation.

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