About the Author
Regina S. Axelrod is professor of political science and chair of the political science department at Adelphi University. She has published numerous articles and books on environmental and energy policy in the United Sates, the European Union, and Central Europe, including Environment, Energy, Public Policy: Toward a Rational Future and Conflict between Energy and Urban Environment. She has lectured at Charles University, Prague, and the University of Budapest on nuclear power and the transition to democracy. She is an academic associate of the Atlantic Council and past president of the New York Political Science Association. In 2007, she received a Fulbright Senior Specialist Award to lecture in the Czech Republic. She also received grants from the National Science Foundation, National Research Council, the Soros Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency.Stacy D. VanDeveer
is professor of political science and chair of the department at the University of New Hampshire. His research interests include global and regional environmental policymaking and its domestic impacts, comparative environmental politics, the connections between environmental and security issues, the roles of expertise in policymaking and the geopolitics of resource consumption. In addition to authoring and coauthoring over 75 articles, book chapters, working papers, and reports, he is the coeditor of Saving the Seas
(1997), EU Enlargement and the Environment
(2005), Changing Climates in North American Politics
(2009), Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics
(2009), and Comparative Environmental Politics
(2012), and co-author of forthcoming books on the European Union and the Environment and on Transnational Climate Change Governance.
David Leonard Downie is director of environmental studies and associate professor of politics at Fairfield University. He has written extensively on global environmental politics and international relations, including Northern Lights against POPs: Combating Toxic Threats in the Arctic, coedited with Terry Fenge. He previously taught courses in international environmental politics at Columbia University and served as director of the university’s Earth Institute Fellows Program and as director of environmental policy studies at its School of International and Public Affairs.