Ken Conca

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Ken Conca "is a professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, where he directs the Harrison Program on the Future Global Agenda. His research focuses on global environmental politics, political economy, peace and conflict studies, transnationalism, and social movements in world politics. Professor Conca is the author/editor of several books on global environmental politics, technology, and international political economy. His latest book, Governing Water: Contentious Transnational Politics and Global Institution Building (MIT Press, 2006), was awarded two book awards by the International Studies Association: the Chadwick F. Alger Prize, for best book in the field of international organization, and the Harold and Margaret Sprout Award, for best book in the field of international environmental affairs. Dr. Conca’s other books include Green Planet Blues: Environmental Politics from Stockholm to Johannesburg (Westview Press, third edition 2004, Geoff Dableko co-editor); Environmental Peacemaking (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003, Geoff Dableko coeditor); and Confronting Consumption (The MIT Press, 2002, Thomas Princen and Michael Maniates coeditors). Dr. Conca received the Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. He has been a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and a visiting professor at Nankai University (People’s Republic of China) and Mount Holyoke College (USA). His teaching activities focus on international environmental politics, environmental policy, international relations, and North-South dimensions of world politics. He is an associate editor of the journal Global Environmental Politics." [1]

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  1. [], Global Environmental Change and Human Security, accessed December 11, 2007.
  2. Advisory Committee, Environmental Law Institute, accessed September 10, 2009.