Faculty & Staff

Stacy D. VanDeveer, PhD

Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; McCormack Graduate School and Global Governance and Human Security PhD Program Director


Areas of Expertise

global resources and energy politics, global environmental and resource governance, comparative politics, European Union, environmental change, human security


PhD, University of Maryland, Government and Politics
MA, University of Maryland, Government and Politics
BA, University of Illinois, Political Science

Additional Information

Curriculum Vitae

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Professor VanDeveer can be found on Twitter at @StacyDVanDeveer 

Professor Stacy D. VanDeveer to joined McCormack Graduate School's Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance in fall 2016, where he is Graduate Program Director for the Global Governance and Human Security PhD program. He previously served as chair of political science (2013-2016), program chair for the sustainability dual major, and co-chair of the Academic Program Committee for the University of New Hampshire's Carsey School of Public Policy. His research interests include EU environmental and energy politics, global environmental policymaking and institutions, comparative environmental politics, connections between environmental and security issues, the roles of expertise in policymaking, and the global politics of resources and consumption. In addition to authoring and co-authoring almost 100 articles, book chapters, working papers and reports, he has co-edited or coauthored ten books.

He was awarded fellowships from Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, and the Transatlantic Academy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, DC. He received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the European Union, and the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (MISTRA), among others. He co-edits the journal Global Environmental Politics (MIT Press), which is among the highest ranked academic journals by impact factor in both political science and environmental studies. 

VanDeveer serves as a faculty fellow at UMass Boston's Center of Governance and Sustainability, he is involved in UMass Boston’s Coasts and Communities IGERT program, and he is McCormack School faculty representative to UMass Boston’s Sustainable Solutions Lab, where he works with colleagues on a study of climate change adaptation finance and governance in the Boston region, funded by the Barr Foundation.


The European Union and Environmental Governance, Henrik Selin & Stacy D. VanDeveer (Routledge, 2015)

Waste, Want or War? The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water & Minerals, Philip Andrews-Speed, Raimund Bleischwitz, Tim Boersma, Corey Johnson, Geoffrey Kemp, Stacy D. VanDeveer (Routledge/Earthscan, 2015).

Transnational Climate Change Governance. Harriet Bulkeley, Liliana Andonova, Michele Betsill, Daniel Compagnon, Thomas Hale, Matthew Hoffman, Peter Newell, Matthew Paterson, Charles Roger & Stacy D. VanDeveer (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

The Global Environment: Institutions, Law and Policy, 4th Edition, Regina S. Axelrod & Stacy D. VanDeveer, eds. (CQ Press, 2015).

Comparative Environmental Politics: Theory, Practice and Prospects. Paul Steinberg & Stacy D. VanDeveer, eds. (MIT Press, 2012).

Changing Climates in North American Politics: Institutions, Policymaking and Multilevel Governance, Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer, eds. (MIT Press, 2009).

Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics: Comparative and International Perspectives. Miranda Schreurs, Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer, eds. (Ashgate, 2009).

EU Enlargement and the Environment: Institutional Change and Environmental Policy in Central and Eastern Europe. JoAnn Carmin and Stacy D. VanDeveer, eds. (Routledge, 2005).

Saving the Seas: Values, Scientists, and International Governance. L. Anathea Brooks and Stacy D. VanDeveer, eds. (College Park, MD: Maryland Sea Grant College, 1997).

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“Coal, After the Paris Agreement” (w/ Tim Boersma) Foreign Affairs Online, June 6, 2016.

“Roadmap Toward Justice in Urban Climate Adaptation Research” (w/ Linda Shi, Eric Chu, Isabelle Anguelovski, Alexander Aylett, Jessica Debats, Kian Goh, Todd Schenk, Karen Seto, David Dodman, Debra Roberts, & J. Timmons Roberts) Nature: Climate Change (6)(2016): 131-137.

“Broader, Greener, Deeper: European Union Environmental Politics, Policies & Results” (w/ Henrik Selin) Annual Review of Environment & Resources (2015)(40): 309-35.

“Green Pluralism: Lessons for Improved Environmental Governance in the 21st Century” (w/Norichika Kanie, Peter M. Haas, Steinar Andresen, Graeme Auld, Ben Cashore, Pamela S. Chasek, Jose A. Puppim de Oliverira, Stefan Renckens, Olav Schram Stokke, Casey Stevens & Masahiko Iguchi) Environment (55)(5)(Sept/Oct)(2013): 14-30.

“Navigating Regional Environmental Governance” (w/Jorg Balsiger) Global Environmental Politics, (2012)(12)(3): 1-17; and Co-editor (w/Jorg Balsiger) of Special Issue on “Regional Environmental Governance”

“Governing Climate Change Transnationally: Assessing the Evidence from a Database of Sixty Initiatives” (w/ Harriett Bulkeley, et.al.) Environment and Planning C (2012): 591-612.

“Consuming Environments: Options and Choices for 21st Century Citizens” Review of Policy Research (2011): (28)(5): 517-24.

“Climate Change Regionalism in North America” (w/Henrik Selin) Review of Policy Research (28)(3)(2011): 295-304.

“Networked Baltic Environmental Cooperation” Journal of Baltic Studies (42)(1)(March) (2011): 37-55.

“Thinking about Tomorrows: Scenarios, Social Science and Global Environmental Politics” (w/Simone Pulver), Global Environmental Politics (9)(2)(2009): 1-13.

“Where Next with Global Environmental Scenarios?” (w/Brian O’Neill, Yaakov Garb and Simone Pulver) Environmental Research Letters (3)(2008) 045012 (4 pp) (An introduction to a special section of Environmental Research Letters).Available at: http://www.iop.org/EJ/toc/1748-9326/3/4

“Scenarios in Society, Society in Scenarios: Toward a Social Analysis of Storyline-Driven Environmental Modeling” (w/Yaakov Garb and Simone Pulver) Environmental Research Letters (3)(2008) 045015 (8 pp). Available at: http://www.iop.org/EJ/toc/1748-9326/3/4

“Political Science and Prediction: What’s Next for US Climate Change Policy?” (w/Henrik Selin) Review of Policy Research (24)(1)(2007): 1-27

“Raising Global Standards: Hazardous Substances and E-Waste Management in the European Union”  (w/Henrik Selin) Environment (28)(10)(2006): 6-17.

“Capacity Development for the Environment: Broadening the Focus” (w/Ambuj Sagar). Global Environmental Politics (5)(3)(2005): 14-22.

“Actors, Norms and Impact: Recent International Cooperation Theory and the Influence of Agent-Structure Debate” (w/ Kate O’Neill and Jorge Balsiger). Annual Review of Political Science (7)(2004): 149-175.

“Baltic Sea Hazardous Substances Management: Results and Challenges” (with Henrik Selin). AMBIO (33)(3)(May)(2004): 153-160.

“Mapping Institutional Linkages in European Air Pollution Politics” (with Henrik Selin). Global Environmental Politics (3)(3)(2003): 14-46.