Leah C. Stokes
energy and environmental politics, public policy theory, legislative politics, electoral politics, international environmental negotiations, the use of science in environmental policy
Dissertation - Renewable Energy Politics: Entrenchment and Retrenchment in US States
Electoral Backlash against Climate Policy: A Natural Experiment on Local Resistance to Public Policy
Rethinking the Study of Feedback Processes in Politics and Public Policy, with Alex Hertel-Fernandez and Matto Mildenberger
Mercury Emissions and the Minamata Convention Negotiations: Asia, North America and Europe, with Amanda Giang and Noelle Selin
Internet Voting and Voter Turnout: An Empirical Examination of Local Elections in Ontario, Canada, with Nicole Goodman
Teaching science students about policy and negotiation, with Noelle Selin and Larry Susskind. See The Mercury Game website and The Program on Negotiation at Harvard to download the game. For science-policy reports from the mercury treaty negotiations, see the MIT Mercury Policy blog.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Trancik, J.E., Chang, M.T., Karapataki, C. & Stokes, L.C. (2014). “Effectiveness of a Segmental Approach to Climate Policy,” Environmental Science & Technology.
Mildenberger, M., Stokes, L.C. , Savan, B., Kolenda, B. & Dolderman, D. (2013). “Beyond the Information Campaign: Community-based Energy Behavioral Change at the University of Toronto,” Forthcoming in Environmental Practice.
Stokes, L.C., Mildenberger, M., Savan, B & Kolenda, B. (2012). “Analyzing Barriers to Energy Conservation in Residences and Offices: The Rewire Program at the University of Toronto,” Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 11(2): 88-98.
Shiu, H. & Stokes, L. C. (2008). “Buddhist Animal Release Practices: Historic, Environmental, Public Health & Economic Concerns,” in Contemporary Buddhism: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 9(2): 181-196.
Ontario's backward step on renewable energy. The Toronto Star, June 2013.