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Mark Axelrod is an Associate Professor in James Madison College and the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. He has a PhD in Political Science from Duke University, and a law degree from Stanford University. Mark's teaching and research interests center around the negotiation and implementation of international law, with a particular focus on international environmental agreements. His dissertation addressed negotiation practices of rising and declining global powers, drawing on interview research and a random sample of multilateral treaties. Other research interests involve the influence of democratic institutions on environmental protection and treaty enforcement. In Spring 2009, Mark is teaching International Environmental Law and Policy (MC/FW450) and International Political Economy (MC221). He also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on democracy and the environment.
Mark Axelrod CV
Mark Axelrod, Brian Roth, Daniel B. Kramer, Shyam S. Salim, Julia M. Novak, T V. Sathianandan, and Somy Kuriakose, “Cascading Globalization and Local Response: Indian Fishers’ Response to Export Market Liberalization,” The Journal of Environment & Development, 24(3): 315-344 (2015), doi: 10.1177/1070496515591577.
Julia M. Novak and Mark Axelrod, “Multi-level Fisheries Governance and Their Impact on Fishermen’s Adaptation Strategies in Tamil Nadu, India” Environmental Policy & Governance, 26(1): 45-58 (2016). doi: 10.1002/eet.1694.
Meredith Gore, Mark Axelrod, and Michelle Lute, Michigan Applied Public Policy Brief: Michigan Citizens’ Response to Aquatic Invasive Species Threats, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (2015). http://ippsr.msu.edu/sites/default/files/MAPPR/Aquatic%20Invasive%20Species%20Threats.pdf
Meredith Gore, Mark Axelrod, and Michelle Lute, Michigan Applied Public Policy Brief: Michigan Citizens’ Response to Gray Wolf-related Risks, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (2016). http://ippsr.msu.edu/sites/default/files/MAPPR/Michigan%20Citizens%27%20Response%20to%20Gray%20Wolf-Related%20Risks.pdf
2016 Convention of the International Studies Association, Atlanta, Georgia, March 16-19, 2016:
- Mykala Ford, Houston Smith, Julia Novak Colwell, and Mark Axelrod, “Transboundary Fishing Conflict Resolution: Two-level Games, Leadership Change, and Confidence Building between India and Sri Lanka.”
- Julia Novak Colwell and Mark Axelrod, “Human Security and Livelihoods: Preventing and Exacerbating Conflict during a Seasonal Fishing Ban in Tamil Nadu, India
- Participant, Roundtable on Innovative Teaching of Global Environmental Governance and Policy.
Professor Mark Axelrod, Brian Roth, Daniel B. Kramer, Shyam S. Salim, Julia M. Novak, T V. Sathianandan, and Somy Kuriakose published “Cascading Globalization and Local Response: Indian Fishers’ Response to Export Market Liberalization” (accepted for publication in The Journal of Environment & Development, May 2015). doi: 10.1177/1070496515591577.
Professor Mark Axelrod and Julia M. Novak published “Multi-level Fisheries Governance and Its Impact on Fishers’ Adaptation Strategies in Tamil Nadu, India” (accepted for publication in Environmental Policy & Governance, May 2015).
Professor Mark Axelrod and Michelle L. Lute published, “Public preferences for wolf management processes in Michigan” in Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 20(7) (2015). doi: 10.1080/10871209.2015.956850.
Professor Mark Axelrod published, “Clash of the Treaties: Responding to Institutional Interplay in EC-Chile Swordfish Negotiations” in European Journal of International Relations, 20(4): 987-1013 (2014). doi: 10.1177/1354066113499386.
Professor Axelrod became a member of the new United Planet Faith & Science Initiative and will contribute videos and discussions of his research www.upfsi.org (events tab, live conference calls).
Professor Axelrod (with Meredith Gore, School of Criminal Justice and FW) received a Michigan Applied Public Policy Research (MAPPR) Grant for a project entitled: “Michigan Public Opinion Regarding Fish and Wildlife Threats and Policy Responses.”
Professor Axelrod hosted Dr. Shyam Salim from India’s Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute through a grant from the MSU Environmental Science & Policy Program, Visiting Scholars to Advance Science (VISTAS) program
Professor Axelrod presented papers at the 2014 Convention of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Ontario in March 2014: “Importing International Norms through Domestic Institutions: the Precautionary Principle in India” and “Finding the Sources of Support: An Analysis of Indian Fisheries Subsidies” (with JMC student Mykala Ford and FW student Julia Novak)
Professor Axelrod presented papers at the 2014 Norwich Conference on Earth System Governance, Norwich, UK, in July: “Beyond Effectiveness: Comparing Institutional Resilience in Ozone and Invasive Species Regimes” (with JMC colleagues Daniel Kramer and Matthew Zierler) and “Blocking Change: the Drag of Status Quo Fisheries Institutions”
Professor Axelrod was selected as member of program on “Legal Preparedness for Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets”, supported by UN Convention on Biological Diversity and International Development Law Organization.
Professor Axelrod published “Clash of the Treaties: Responding to Institutional Interplay in EC-Chile Swordfish Negotiations” in the European Journal of International Relations, May 2013. The article will be published online by the end of 2013 and will be published in print in 2014 or 2015.
Professor Axelrod, with Katherine Groff, authored, “A Baseline Analysis of Poaching Incentives in Chiquibul National Park, Belize,” which was accepted for publication at Conservation and Society, November 2012). Publication is expected by the end of 2013.
Professor Axelrod co-presented a paper and was elected to the Environmental Studies Section Executive Committee for 2013-15 at the 2013 Convention of the International Studies Association, in San Francisco, California in April, 2013. He also co-authored a paper that was presented at the 2013 People and the Sea Conference VII: Maritime Futures, in Amsterdam, Netherlands in June, 2013, and is co-authoring a paper to be presented at the 2013 Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, in East Lansing, Michigan, which will be held from October 25 to 27, 2013.
Professor Mark Axelrod co-facilitated a short course on "Payment for Ecosystem Services" in September at BundaCollege, University of Malawi, along with other MSU and University of Malawi faculty. This course was part of the USAID Higher Education for Development project including MSU, Lincoln University, and University of Malawi.
Mark Axelrod published the following articles:
"Savings Clauses and the "Chilling Effect": Regime Interplay as Constraints on International Governance/Law," inManaging Institutional Complexity: Regime Interplay and Global Environmental Change, Oberthür, Sebastian and Olav Schram Stokke, eds. (2011, MIT Press).
"Conservation Criminology and the Global Trade in Electronic Waste: Applying a Multi-Disciplinary Research Framework," with Carole Gibbs, Edmund McGarrell, and Louie Rivers, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 35(4): 269-291 (2011).
"Climate Change and Global Fisheries Management: Linking Issues to Protect Ecosystems or Save Political Interests?," Global Environmental Politics, 11(3): 64-84 (2011); and, "Sustainable transboundary ground water management under shifting political scenarios: the Ceylanpinar Aquifer and Turkey-Syria relations," with Mehmet Öztan, Water International 36(5): 671-685 (2011).
Mark Axelrod, with Carole Gibbs and Edmund McGarrell, published "Transnational white-collar crime and risk: Lessons from the global trade in electronic waste" in Criminology & Public Policy 9(3): 543-560 (2010).