Research and Scholarship

My ongoing research is concentrated in three distinct areas. First, he continues to examine how the policies and programs of international environmental governance are articulated via domestic politics, policies, and institutions. This includes two new projects: (1) “Debating climate change: public opinion, institutions, and discourses,” supported through an award of the UConn Humanities Institute; (2) International Governance of Climate Engineering as a member of an academic working group organized under the aegis of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment. Second, for the past two years he has researched the far reaching political economic changes unfolding in India. He is pursuing this research in collaboration Delhi-based researchers, and as part of a group of scholars who are embarking on a long-term research project focused on the rise of contemporary right in Asia.


Recent Publications

Kashwan, Prakash. (2017). Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment: A Cross-National Analysis. Ecological Economics.

Kashwan, Prakash. (2016). What explains the demand for collective forest rights amidst land use conflicts? Journal of Environmental Management.

Kashwan, Prakash. (2016). Power Asymmetries and Institutions: Landscape Conservation in Central India. Regional Environmental Change, 16, S97–S109

Kashwan, Prakash. (2016). Integrating Power in Institutional Analysis: A Micro-Foundation Perspective. Journal of Theoretical Politics, 28(1), 5-26.

Kashwan, Prakash. (2015). Forest Policies, Institutions, and REDD+ in India, Tanzania, and Mexico. Global Environmental Politics, 15(3), 95-117.

Kashwan, Prakash, and Robert Holahan. (2014). Nested governance for effective REDD+: Institutional and political arguments. International Journal of the Commons, 8 (2).

Kashwan, Prakash 2013. The Politics of Rights-based Approaches in Conservation. Land Use Policy, 31: 613-626.