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Princeton Conference on Environmental Politics:
Research Frontiers in Comparative and International Environmental Politics

Princeton University
December 2-3, 2011

Co-sponsored by the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Research Community on Communicating Uncertainty

Conference to be held in 300 Wallace Hall

By invitation only.
To request to attend the conference, please e-mail Pat Trinity

Conference Program

Steering Committee:
Xun Cao, Penn State University
Robert O. Keohane, Princeton University
Helen V. Milner, Princeton University
Aseem Prakash, University of Washington, Seattle
Hugh Ward, University of Essex

Thursday, December 1

6:30 PM

Welcome reception and dinner
The Alchemist & Barrister Restaurant and Pub, 28 Witherspoon Street

Friday, December 2




Welcome and opening remarks

9:00-10:40 AM

Session A: Public Opinion: Surveys and Experimental Approach

Conditional Cooperation, International Organizations, and Climate Change (Abstract)
Dustin Tingley (Harvard University)
Michael Tomz (Stanford University)

Discussant: Kenneth Scheve (Yale University)

Civil Society and Sustainable Cities (Abstract)
Kent E. Portney (Tufts University)
Jeffrey M. Berry (Tufts University)

Discussant: Erick Lachapelle (University of Montreal)

10:40-10:50 AM

Refreshment Break

10:50 AM-12:30 PM

Session B: Non-State Actors and Public-Private Interactions

Boomerangs to Partnerships? Explaining State Participation in Transnational Partnerships for Sustainability (Abstract)
Liliana B. Andonova (Graduate Institute, Geneva)

Discussant: Tana Johnson (Duke University)

Global Private Regulation, Domestic Public Law: ISO 14001 and Pollution Reduction (Abstract)
Aseem Prakash (University of Washington, Seattle)
Matthew Potoski (University of California Santa Barbara)

Discussant: Richard Perkins (London School of Economics)

12:30-1:30 PM


1:30-3:10 PM

Session C: Developing Countries

Domestic Problems, Foreign Solutions: The Political Foundations of Clean Technology Adoption (Abstract)
MichaŽl Aklin (New York University)
Johannes Urpelainen (Columbia University)

Discussant: Hugh Ward (University of Essex)

Manoeuvres for a Low Carbon State: The Local Politics of Climate Change in China and India (Abstract)
Tom Harrison (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management)
Genia Kostka (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management)

Discussant: Jessica Green (Case Western Reserve University)

3:10-3:20 PM

Refreshment Break

3:20-5:00 PM

Session D: Domestic Political Institutions --- Beyond Democracy-Autocracy Dichotomy

State Capacity, Constituency Size, and the Environmental Investment Gap in Authoritarian States (Abstract)
Xun Cao (Penn State University)
Hugh Ward (University of Essex)

Discussant: Lyle Scruggs (University of Connecticut)

Efficiency Clientelism (Abstract)
Phillip Y. Lipscy (Stanford University)

Discussant: Jana von Stein (University of Michigan)

5:00-5:10 PM

Refreshment Break

5:10-6:40 PM

Round Table
Moderator: Helen Milner
(Princeton University)

Communicating Uncertainty(project with Michael Oppenheimer)
Robert O. Keohane (Princeton University)

Comments: Hugh Ward (University of Essex)

Comparative Environmental Regulations
David Vogel (University of California, Berkeley)

Comments: James Caporaso (University of Washington, Seattle)

7:00 PM

Reception and Dinner
Chancellor Green, Rotunda

Saturday, December 3



9:00-10:40 AM

Session E: Regime Designs and Micro-processes of Climate Governance

The Micro Foundations of Global Climate Governance: An Analysis of the Transnational Emission Trading Network (Abstract)
Steven Bernstein (University of Toronto)
Michele Betsill (Colorado State University)
Matthew Hoffmann (University of Toronto)
Matthew Paterson (University of Ottawa)

Discussant: Jennifer Hadden (Cornell/Maryland)

The Emperor Has No Clothes: The Limits of OPEC in the Global Oil Market (Abstract)
Jeffrey Colgan (American University)

Discussant: Detlef Sprinz (Potsdam Institute)

10:40-10:50 AM

Refreshment Break

10:50 AM-12:30 PM

Session F: Environment, Sustainability, and Conflicts

Environmental Degradation and Migration (Abstract)
Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich)
Vally Koubi (ETH Zurich)
Lena Schaffer (ETH Zurich)
Gabriele Spilker (ETH Zurich)

Discussant: Erik Gartzke (University of California, San Diego)

Regulatory stringency, regulatory distance and the transfer of new environmentally sound technologies: Evidence from the automobile sector (Abstract)
Antoine DechezleprÍtre (London School of Economics)
Richard Perkins (London School of Economics)
Eric Neumayer (London School of Economics)

Discussant: Aseem Prakash (University of Washington, Seattle)

12:30-1:30 PM


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