Sheldon Kamieniecki

University of California - Santa Cruz
Division of Social Sciences (Dean Emeritus) and Department of Environmental Studies (Professor Emeritus)

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Sheldon Kamieniecki retired as Dean of the Division of Social Sciences and Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2017. He was a member of the Department of Political Science at the University of Southern California (USC) between 1981 and 2006. He also was the founding Director of the Environmental Studies Program at USC. He received the Raubenheimer Award for Outstanding Senior Faculty in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at USC in 1999. Dean Kamieniecki has published several books on environmental policy, and he is twice the recipient of the Lynton K. Caldwell Prize from the Section on Technology and Environmental Policy in the American Political Science Association for the best book published on environmental politics and policy. In addition, he has published numerous articles in political science and public policy journals as well as book chapters on local, state, federal, and international environmental policy issues. Since 1997 he has co-edited a book series for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press on American and Comparative Environmental Policy. Dean Kamieniecki most recently published Corporate America and Environmental Policy: How Often Does Business Get Its Way? (Stanford University Press) and co-edited Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy (Oxford University Press). He is a past President of the Public Policy Section in the American Political Science Association.


Substantive Focus:
Energy and Natural Resource Policy SECONDARY
Environmental Policy PRIMARY
Social Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY
Public Opinion SECONDARY