Dr Michael  Mason

Dr Michael Mason

Associate Professor of Environmental Geography

Department of Geography and Environment

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About me

Dr Michael Mason is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment and an Associate of the Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment. His research interests encompass environmental politics and governance, notably issues of accountability, transparency and security.

Alongside articles in a wide range of academic journals, he is the author of Environmental Democracy (1999) and The New Accountability: Environmental Responsibility across Borders (2005). He is also co-editor of (with Amit Mor) Renewable Energy in the Middle East (2009) and (with Aarti Gupta) Transparency in Global Environmental Governance (2014).

Selected publications

  • ‘Disclosing or obscuring? The politics of transparency in global climate governance’, (with Aarti Gupta), Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 18, pp. 82-90, 2016
  • [with Joan O’Mahony] ‘Post-traditional corporate governance’, in M. McIntosh (ed.) Globalization and Corporate Citizenship: The Alternative Gaze, Leeds: Greenleaf Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-78353-495-1 (hbk.); 978-1-78353-496-8 (pbk.); 978-1-78353-494-4 (e-book), 2016, pp. 74-90
  • [with Aarti Gupta] ‘Transparency’, in K. Bäckstrand and E. Lövbrand (eds.) Handbook on Climate Governance, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, ISBN: 978-1-78347-060-0, 2015, pp. 446-457
  • [with Aarti Gupta] ‘Transparency and international environmental politics’, in M. Betsill et al. (eds.) International Environmental Politics, 2nd edition, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN: 978-1-137-33896-9 (hbk.); 978-1-137-33899-0 (sbk.), 2014, pp. 356-380
  • ‘Climate change and human security: international governance architectures, policies and instruments’, in Michael Redclift and Marco Grasso (eds.) Handbook on Climate Change and Human Security, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, ISBN 978-0857939104 (hbk.); 978-0857939111 (e-book), 2013, pp. 382-401

My research