• 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, with a particular focus on 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), pathways to low-carbon transitions, and governing the water-energy nexus in dryland regions. My graduate students are doing research on accountability and legitimacy in transnational forest governance, integrating indigenous knowledge for adaptive governance of invasive species, environmental courts and tribunals as an instrument of global environmental governance, and organizational dimensions of transnational democracy. 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; a member of the Scientific Steering Committee for the Earth System Governance project; and co-editor of Global Environmental Change.
- Michele M. Betsill, Kathryn Hochstetler and Dimitris Stevis, eds. 2014. Advances in International Environmental Politics, 2e. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Harriet Bulkeley, Lilana Andonova, Michele Betsill, Daniel Compagnon, Thomas Hale, Matthew Hoffmann, Peter Newell, Matthew Paterson, Charles Rogers, and Stacy VanDeveer. 2014. Transnational Climate Change 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 2014) – download syllabus
An upper-division undergraduate course that explores the contributions of international relations scholarship to our understanding of 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 seminar on contemporary issues and debates related to global governance.