Michael Mason

Associate Professor of Environmental Geography

Department of Geography and Environment

Email: m.mason@lse.ac.uk|

Tel: [+44] (0)20 7955 6175

Room: STC 5.10|, St Clement's Building, LSE

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. Dr Mason is currently Principal Investigator in an international research project examining climate vulnerability and security in the Jordan River Basin.

MasonTransparency|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).

  • Environmental geography
  • Environmental politics/policy and democratic governance
  • Security, environmental change and (post)conflict societies

Selected recent publications:

  • [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
  • [with Mark Zeitoun & Ziad Mimi] ‘Compounding vulnerability: impacts of climate change on Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank’, Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 38-53, 2012
  • 'The ends of justice: climate vulnerability beyond the pale', in David Held, Marika Theros and Angus Fane-Harvey (eds.) The Governance of Climate Change: Science, Politics and Ethics, Cambridge: Polity, ISBN: 978-0745652016 (hbk.); 978-0745652023 (sbk.), 2011, pp. 162-182
  • 'The application of warfare ecology to belligerent occupations', in Gary Machlis, Zdravko Spiric and Thor Hanson (eds.) Warfare Ecology: A New Synthesis for Peace and Security, Dordrecht, Springer, ISBN 10: 9400712863, 2011
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