Globalisation and Environmental Governance
Special issue of Global Environmental Change

David A. Sonnenfeld, ed.

Vol. 18, No. 3, August 2008, Elsevier

Joseph Huber is Chair of Economic and Environmental Socio­logy at Martin Luther University, Halle an der Saale, Germany. His re­search and teaching focus on societal and environmental modernisation, innovation, and mone­ta­ry reform. He has worked also as a writer and policy advisor.  

Arthur P. J. Mol is Head, Environmental Policy Group, and was Chairman of the Board of the Mansholt Graduate School at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. He is past President of the Research Committee on Environment and Society (RC24) of the International Sociological Association. Among his many publications are two recent volumes: Governing Environmental Flows (2006) and Environmental Governance in China (2006).

David O'Connor heads the Policy Integration and Analysis Branch of the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development. Previously, he was a senior economist at the OECD in Paris. Publications include Managing the Environment with Rapid Industrialisation: Lessons from the East Asian Experience. He has consulted on projects in Asia for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNDP, and others; and has served on the Economic Options Panel of the Montreal Protocol. More recently, he has examined climate change policy, particularly in a developing country context.

J. Timmons Roberts is Chancellor Professor of Sociology and Interim Director of the Program in Environmental Science and Policy at the College of William and Mary, Virginia. His research examines dynamics of globalization, environment and international development, published most recently in Greening Aid?: Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance (2008), and A Climate of Injustice: Global Inequality, North-South Politics, and Climate Policy (2007). He is Chair of the American Sociological Association's Section on Environment and Technology.

David A. Sonnenfeld is Professor of Sociology and Environmental Policy in the Dept. of Environmental Studies at the State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), in Syracuse; and Research Associate, Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands. An environmental sociologist, his recent publications include Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry (2006); and a symposium on "Environmental Reform in Asia," Journal of Environment and Development (2006).

Gert Spaargaren is Endowed Professor on 'Environmental Policy for Sustainable Lifestyles and Patterns of Consumption', and Research Director, with the Environmental Policy Group, Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Among his many publications are two recent books, Governing Environmental Flows (2006), and Environment and Global Modernity (2000). He is Chair of SWOME, a Dutch national network of environmental social scientists.

John Urry is Professor of Sociology; Director, Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe); and Director of the M.A. Program in Tourism and Travel; all at Lancaster University, UK. His many publications include two works on environmental change and the 'sociology of nature', entitled Contested Natures (1998), and Bodies of Nature (2001), both with Phil Macnaghten; and a number of volumes in macrosociological theory, including The End of Organized Capitalism (1987), Sociology Beyond Societies (2000), and Global Complexity (2003).  

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