Participant Info

First Name
Leah
Last Name
Stokes
Country
USA
University
University of California Santa Barbara
Keywords
climate change, environment, energy, mercury, public policy, interest groups, public opinion
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Personal Info

About Me

My research examines political behavior and public policy, with a focus on energy and climate change politics in North America.

My current book project examines retrenchment and expansion of renewable energy policies in the United States, drawing on interest group and policy feedback theories. This works builds on my research on the politics surrounding Ontario, Canada’s green energy laws.

My other research focuses on political behavior, including the ramifications of local resistance to wind power, public opinion on energy and the environment, and the consequences of internet voting.

I have also published research on international environmental negotiations, with a focus on mercury and climate policy.

Recent Publications

“Electoral Backlash against Climate Policy: A Natural Experiment on Retrospective Voting and Local Resistance to Public Policy.” Forthcoming in American Journal of Political Science.

“Splitting the South: Explaining China and India’s Divergence in International Environmental Negotiations,” with Amanda Giang and Noelle Selin. Forthcoming in Global Environmental Politics.

“The Politics of Renewable Energy Policies: The Case of Feed-in Tariffs in Ontario, Canada,” Energy Policy.

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Country Focus
Canada, USA

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