Elizabeth R. DeSombre

Wellesley College
Environmental Studies Program

Wellesley College -- Environmental Studies Program
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Elizabeth R. DeSombre is Camilla Chandler Frost Professor of Environmental Studies at Wellesley College, where she directs the Environmental Studies Program. Her research is on global environmental politics, particularly relating to issues of the global commons, especially protection of the ocean and atmosphere. Her recent books include Flagging Standards: Globalization and Environmental, Safety, and Labor Standards at Sea (MIT Press, 2006) and Global Environmental Institutions (Routledge, 2006). Her first book, Domestic Sources of International Environmental Policy: Industry, Environmentalists, and U.S. Power (MIT Press, 2000) won several book prizes. She has recently written two books (with J. Samuel Barkin) on the international politics of fisheries and is currently writing a book with the working title Why Good People Do Bad Environmental Things.

Citation:
DeSombre, Elizabeth R., and J. Samuel Barkin. 2011. Fish (in the Polity Series on the Geopolitics of Resources). Cambridge: Polity Press.
Citation:
DeSombre, Elizabeth R. 2008. Domestic Sources of International Environmental Policy: Industry, Environmentalists and U.S. Power. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Citation:
DeSombre, Elizabeth R. 2006. Flagging Standards: Globalization and Environmental, Safety, and Labor Regulations at Sea. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Substantive Focus:
Law and Policy
Environmental Policy PRIMARY
International Relations SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY

Keywords

GLOBAL COMMONS INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION FISHERIES POLICY ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS SHIPPING GLOBALIZATION ATMOSPHERE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY