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 (Job Market Paper, under review).
Rethinking the Study of Feedback Processes in Politics and Public Policy, with Alex Hertel-Fernandez and Matto Mildenberger
Splitting the South: China and India's Divergence in Global Environmental Negotiations, with Amanda Giang and Noelle Selin
The Minamata Convention's Impacts on Mercury Emissions from Coal-fired Power Generation in Asia, with Amanda Giang, Elizabeth Corbitt, David Streets 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
Stokes, L.C. & Selin, N. E. (2014). “The Mercury Game: Evaluating a Negotiation Simulation that Teaches Students about Science-policy Interactions.'' Forthcoming in Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.
Stokes, L.C. (2013). “The Politics of Renewable Energy Policies: The Case of Feed-in Tariffs in Ontario, Canada,” Energy Policy, 56, 490–500.
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.