Past Recipients

Year Recipient Title
2016 Sikina Jinnah Post-Treaty Politics: Secretariat Influence in Global Environmental Governance
2015 Jessica F. Green Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance
2014 Joanna I. Lewis Green Innovation in China: China’s Wind Power Industry and the Global Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy
2014 Jeannie L. Sowers (runner-up) Environmental Politics in Egypt: Activists, Experts, and the State
2013 Andrew S. Mathews Instituting Nature: Authority, Expertise, and Power in Mexican Forests
2012 Rob Nixon Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor
2011 Daniel Bodansky The Art and Craft of International Environmental Law
2010 D.G. Webster Adaptive Governance: The Dynamics of Atlantic Fisheries Management
2009 Steve Vanderheiden Atmospheric Justice: A Political Theory of Climate Change
2008 David Humphreys Logjam: Deforestation and the Crisis of Global Governance
2007 Thomas Princen The Logic of Sufficiency
2006 Ken Conca Governing Water: Contentious Transnational Politics and Global Institution Building
2005 Benjamin Cashore Governing Through Markets – Forest Certification and the Emergence of Non-State Authority
2004 Edward A. Parson Protecting the Ozone Layer
2003 Thomas Princen Confronting Consumption
2002 Paul F. Steinberg Environmental Leadership in Developing Countries: Transnational Relations and Biodiversity Policy in Costa Rica and Bolivia
2001 Roni Garcia-Johnson Exporting Environmentalism: U.S. Multinational Chemical Corporations in Brazil and Mexico
2000 Yok-shiu F. Lee/ Alvin Y. So Asia’s Environmental Movements: Comparative Perspectives
1999 Nicholas Low and Brendan Gleeson Justice, Society, and Nature: An Exploration of Political Ecology
1998 Peter Dauvergne Shadows in the Forest: Japan and the Politics of Timber in Southeast Asia
1997 Paul Kevin Wapner Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics
1996 Marian A. L. Miller The Third World in Global Environmental Politics
1995 Ronald B. Mitchell Intentional Oil Pollution at Sea: Environmental Policy and Treaty Compliance
1994 Oran R. Young and Gail Osherenko Polar Politics: Creating International Environmental Regimes
Jon M. Van Dyke Freedom for the Seas in the 21st Century: Ocean Governance and Environmental Harmony
1993 William R. Cline The Economics of Global Warming
1992 Elinor Ostrom Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action
1991 World Resources Institute and International Institute for Environment and Development World Resources 1990-91: A Guide to the Global Environment
1990 H. Jeffrey Leonard Pollution and the Struggle for the World Product: Multinational Corporations, Environment, and International Comparative Advantage
1989 Barbara Jancar-Webster Environmental Management in the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia: Structure and Regulation in Federal Communist States
1986 James K. Sebenius Negotiating the Law of the Sea: Lessons in the Art and Science of Reaching Agreement
1985 Lynton Caldwell International Environmental Policy: Emergence and Dimensions
1981 R. Michael McGonigle and Mark Zacher Pollution, Politics, and International Law: Tankers at Sea
Kenneth Dahlberg Beyond the Green Revolution
1977 Amory Lovins Energy Strategy: The Road Not Taken

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