• Michele Betsill •
|Education:||PhD University of Colorado (2000)|
|Concentration:||International Relations, Environmental Politics|
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My research investigates the multiple ways in which global environmental issues are governed from the global to the local level across the public and private spheres. I am particularly interested in questions of politics and authority. My current projects explore transnational environmental governance (with a focus on the issues of climate change and natural resource extraction) and the politics and governance of low-carbon transitions. I am the founder and co-leader of the Environmental Governance Working Group at CSU, a multi-disciplinary research community of faculty and graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and the Warner College of Natural Resources.
I am on sabbatical during the 2013-14 academic year. I spent the fall semester as a sabbatical fellow with the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado-Boulder and am spending the spring semester as a guest researcher in the Department of Political Science and the Center for Environmental and Climate Research at Lund University in Sweden.
Michele M. Betsill, Kathryn Hochstetler and Dimitris Stevis, eds. Forthcoming. Advances in International Environmental Politics, 2e. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Harriet Bulkeley, Lilana Andonova, Karin Bäckstrand, Michele Betsill, Daniel Compagnon, Thomas Hale, Matthew Hoffmann, David Levy, Peter Newell, Matthew Paterson, Charles Rogers, and Stacy VanDeveer. Forthcoming. Transnational Climate Governance. Cambridge University Press.
Matthew Paterson, Matthew Hoffmann, Michele Betsill, and Steven Bernstein. 2014. The Microfoundations of Policy Diffusion Towards Complex Global Governance: An analysis of the transnational carbon emissions trading network. Comparative Political Studies. 47: 420-449.
Michele Betsill. 2014. International Climate Change Policy: Complex Multilevel Governance. In The Global Environment: Institutions, Law and Policy, 4e. (R. Axelrod, S. VanDeveer, and D. L. Downie, eds.). Washington DC: CQ Press.
Harriet Bulkeley and Michele M. Betsill. 2013. Revisiting the Urban Politics of Climate Change. Environmental Politics 22(1): 163-154
POLS 362 Global Environmental Politics (Fall 2012) – download syllabus
An upper-division undergraduate course that explores the political nature of global environmental problems and different approaches to governing those problems.
POLS 739 International Environmental Politics (Fall 2012) – download syllabus
A research seminar for advanced graduate students on the application of international relations theories and concepts to the study of global environmental change.
POLS 532 Governance of the World Political Economy (Spring 2013) – download syllabus
An international relations graduate field seminar on contemporary issues and debates related to global governance.