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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2007 ‘Best Comparative Paper Presented at an APPAM Research Conference’. The decision by the APPAM-ICPA-Forum Joint Adjudication Committee was unanimous:

“The Comparative Politics of Climate Change”

Kathryn Harrison & Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom (UBC)

The paper was first presented in November 2007 at the 29th APPAM Research Conference in Washington, D.C. The Award will be presented to the authors at the 30th APPAM Research Conference in Los Angeles in November 2008. ICPA-Forum will hold a reception honoring the authors. The paper was one of 57 comparative papers presented at APPAM and 20 short listed. The JCPA Aims and Scope and its Six Criteria of comparative policy scholarship were used for the selection.

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to the members of the Joint Adjudication Committee:

On Behalf of APPAM:

Jane Waldfogel                                                       

School of Social Work                                                 

Columbia University                                                     

Peter Reuter

School of Public Policy

University of Maryland - College Park


On Behalf of the ICPA-Forum:

Beryl Radin                                                               

Department of Public Administration & Policy              

American University, Washington, D.C.                          

Laurence E. Lynn, Jr.

Harris School of Public Policy Studies

University of Chicago


The Committee was Chaired by Iris Geva-May, Simon Fraser University - Vancouver.

Kathryn Harrison, PhD is a Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia. Her doctorate was awarded by the University of British Columbia following her MA in political science and chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her BSc in chemical engineering from the University of Western Ontario. Before entering the academy, she worked as a policy analyst for Environment Canada and the United States Congress.  Her current research focuses on environmental regulation in the context of economic globalization, the efficacy of alternative policy instruments, and comparative politics of climate change.

Dr. Harrison is the author of Passing the Buck:  Federalism and Canadian Environmental Policy (UBC Press, 1996), co-author of Risk, Science, and Politics:  Regulation of Toxic Substances in Canada and the United States (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1994), co-editor of Managing the Environmental Union (Queen’s University School of Policy Studies, 2000), and editor of Racing to the Bottom? Provincial Interdependence in the Canadian Federation (UBC Press, 2006).  She has published recent articles in Global Environmental Politics, the Canadian Journal of Political Science, the Canadian Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom, PhD in an Assistant Professor in the department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. Her doctorate was awarded by Stanford University, following her BA from the University of Victoria. She has held two standard research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and been a co-investigator on a grant from the Weyerhaeuser U.S. Environmental and Resource Policy Research Program.

Dr. Sundstrom’s major areas of research and publication include Russian women's and human rights organizations and their transnational connections, democratization, and foreign democracy assistance. Recent publications include Funding Civil Society: Foreign Assistance and NGO Development in Russia (Stanford University Press, 2006), Russian Civil Society: A Critical Assessment (ME Sharpe, 2005, co-edited with Alfred B. Evans, Jr. and Laura A. Henry), a special issue on the comparative politics of ratification and implementation of the Kyoto Protocol in Global Environmental Politics (November 2007), and articles in the journals International Organization, Demokratizatsiya, and Canadian Foreign Policy.




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APPAM/ICPA-Forum Award for Research in Comparative Policy Analysis: 2008 Call for Nominations

APPAM-ICPA-Forum Award

Kathryn Harrison Accepting on behalf of herself, and Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom