Michael Bloomfield is a lecturer (assistant professor) in international development in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath. He is a research associate at the Oxford Department of International Development and a research fellow at the Earth System Governance Project. Prior to his current role, Michael taught at the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is author of Dirty Gold: How Activism Transformed the Jewelry Industry (MIT Press, 2017).
Alessandro Bonanno is Texas State University System Regents' Professor and Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Sam Houston State University. His work focuses on the neoliberal globalization of the economy and society. In particular, he investigates the impacts of neoliberal globalization on democracy, labor relations, and the emancipatory options of subordinate groups. He has authored 21 books and numerous publications in both English and other major languages. His latest book is The Legitimation Crisis of Neoliberalism (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2017).
Rebecca Gruby is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. Her research examines the politics and practice of marine governance at multiple scales, with current projects focused on very large marine protected areas and small-scale fisheries. Most of her work is international, situated in small island contexts in Oceania and at the global level. Her work has been published in Global Environmental Change, Conservation Letters, Annual Review in Environment and Resources, Environmental Politics, and Marine Policy, among other journals.
Kees Jansen is associate professor in the Rural Sociology group at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. His work in critical agrarian studies and political ecology researches connections between political economy and cultural theories of risk in situations of uneven development and inequality. His publications include Agribusiness and Society: Corporate Responses to Environmentalism, Market Opportunities and Public Regulation (co-edited with Sietze Vellema), "The Debate on Food Sovereignty Theory: Agrarian Capitalism, Dispossession and Agroecology" (in the Journal of Peasant Studies), and several co-authored articles on the governance of pesticide risks. [End Page iii]
Helge Jörgens is a visiting professor at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal, and a senior lecturer at Freie University Berlin, Germany, where he also serves as managing director of the Environmental Policy Research Center. His research focuses on environmental politics, crossnational transfer and diffusion of policies, and the role and influence of international public administrations in climate and biodiversity politics. Recent publications include A Guide to EU Renewable Energy Policy (co-edited; Elgar, 2017), Understanding Environmental Policy Convergence (co-edited; Cambridge University Press, 2014) and "Environmental Risks and the Changing Interface of Domestic and International Governance," with Klaus Dingwerth, in The Oxford Handbook on the Transformations of the State (Oxford University Press, 2015).
Nina Kolleck is a professor at the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany. She heads the Institute of Educational Research and Social Systems and conducts research projects dealing with social network analysis, innovations, sustainability, educational research, global environmental politics, public policy, and international public administrations. Recent publications include "Uncovering Influence through Social Network Analysis: The Role of Schools in Education for Sustainable Development" (in Journal of Education Policy, 2016) and "Exploring the Hidden Influence of International Treaty Secretariats: Using Social Network Analysis to Analyze the Twitter Debate on the Lima Work Programme on Gender" (with Helge Jörgens and Barbara Saerbeck, in the Journal of European Public Policy, 2016).
Florian Krampe is a researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), where he works on climate change and risk. His primary academic interest is the foundations of peace and security, especially the processes of building peace after armed conflict. Currently, he focuses on climate security and the post-conflict management of natural resources with a specific interest in the ecological foundations for a socially, economically and politically resilient peace. He is an affiliated researcher at the Research School for International Water Cooperation at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University and at the UNESCO Centre on International Water Cooperation hosted by the Stockholm International Water Institute.
Priya A. Kurian is a professor of political science and public policy at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. She works in the...