Peter Stoett

Peter Stoett
Ontario Tech University | UOIT · Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

PhD

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March 2013 - August 2013
International Institute of Social Studies
Position
  • Erasmus Visiting Professor
October 2012 - present
Concordia University Montreal
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  • Managing Director
January 2012 - June 2012
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
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  • Fulbright Research Chair

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Publications (119)
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Global health catastrophes have complex origins, often rooted in social disruption, poverty, conflict, and environmental collapse. Avoiding them will require a new integrative analysis of the links between disease, armed conflict, and environmental degradation within a socioecological vulnerability and human security context...
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This special issue represents an assessment of international organizations and transboundary networks governing natural resource and biodiversity issues in and among Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The management of natural resources and protection of biodiversity is a highly technocratic process requiring collaboration and information shari...
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INEA has featured many articles covering the dilemmas, puzzles, and tensions related to global biodiversity governance; this coverage was infrequent in earlier issues but has steadily increased as both environmental diplomacy and international law on biodiversity conservation and environmental justice have expanded. Using the definition found in th...
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Plastic pollution is an immense challenge given the centrality of plastic today, the general failure of recycling to solve the problem, the rise in waste related to COVID-19, and shifts in the waste trade. Solutions must involve local actions, citizen and corporate commitment, and a new international treaty that reflects the need for local and glob...
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Efforts to establish global environmental governance related to marine debris, including revamping the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), establishing new marine ‘areas beyond national jurisdiction’ (ABNJ) regimes (De Santo, 2018), and promulgating a global treaty committing states to reduce plastic usage and waste, are proli...
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Rapid and transformational actions are ever more urgently needed to achieve a just, resilient, and ecologically sustainable global society, as envisioned and supported by the Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, dynamic governance approaches are vital for addressing changing and uncertain conditions. At many levels, governance needs to be respo...
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This chapter examines the phenomenon of the international hazardous waste trade, and suggests that toxic waste spills resulting from resource extraction in southern hemispheric countries should be considered part of the informal transnational crime nexus as well. The threats to human security and environmental justice are numerous and long-lasting.
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This chapter examines ecoviolence and environmental crimes that harm the ocean and other aquatic environments. It specifically describes the environmental cost of the fishmeal reduction industry, links between human exploitation and illegal fishery operations, and the human security impact of illegal fisheries off the west coast of Africa.
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In this chapter we examine the rising phenomenon of climate crimes, from small fraud over carbon offsets to large-scale unreported emissions and efforts to mislead the public over the impacts and causes of climate change itself. The chapter also features a discussion of climate justice and its implications, examines the threat of “climate coloniali...
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This concluding chapter covers various approaches to the fight against transnational ecoviolence and environmental crime, including state and market-based approaches, militarized responses, the protection of environmental activists, intelligence-led policing and high tech, international multilateralism, INTERPOL, international courts, and earth jur...
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In this chapter, we explore the transnationalization of the illegal wildlife trade (IWT), examining how such crimes engender ecoviolence and harm on a global scale. Case studies present a more nuanced picture of the IWT. A sound understanding of the political economy of IWT aids our theorization of this crime from both the environmental justice and...
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In this chapter, we explore forest, timber, and plant crime as acts of transnational ecoviolence against both the environment and the communities that rely on these resources for their very existence. While there has been a lucrative market in transplanted wild flora for many centuries, it was often associated with the spoils of military conquest....
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This Introductory chapter covers the employment of the terms violence and ecoviolence in the book and introduces a framework based on environmental justice and human security to analyze transnational ecoviolence.
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This book explores violence against the environment within the broad scope of transnational environmental crime (TEC): its extent, perpetrators, and responses. TEC has become one of the greatest threats to environmental and human security today, as well as a lucrative enterprise and a mode of life in many regions of the world. Transnational Spheres...
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The IPBES Bureau and Multidisciplinary Expert Panel, in the context of the extraordinary situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and considering the role that IPBES can play in strengthening the knowledge base on biodiversity, decided that IPBES would organize a “Platform workshop” on biodiversity and pandemics, in accordance with the procedures...
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Transnational environmental crime has become the largest financial driver of social conflict, with severe implications for peace and security. Sustainable-development frameworks need to overtly recognize and mitigate the risks posed by transnational environmental crime to environmental security.
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Biodiversity is in crisis. There is well-established evidence indicating an irrevocable and continuing decline of genetic and species diversity, and degradation of ecosystems at local and global scales. Scientists are increasingly concerned that, if anthropogenic pressures on Biodiversity continue unabated, we risk precipitating a sixth mass extinc...
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Biodiversity is a key component of a healthy planet with healthy people (well established). Though evidence regarding the importance of biodiversity for economic output, health and security has grown significantly in the last two decades, it is certain that existing measures to conserve and sustainably manage biodiversity are inadequate {Box 13.1,...
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Climate Change and Ocean Governance - edited by Paul G. Harris February 2019
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The Trump administration has certainly marked a radical departure in some (though not all) of the policy orientations familiar to observers of the U.S.–Canada relationship. An increasingly important question, then, is whether this relationship, on the whole cordial if viewed from within the limited prism of government-to-government relations, will...
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Marine plastic debris has evolved from being a problem to a cross-cutting crisis impacting natural and human environments across the world. Holistic approaches are needed to address the multifaceted, wide-spread and complex nature of this issue. We argue that a new global governance approach is essential, however, it needs to be aligned with interd...
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Canada has played a key leadership role in global environmental governance during specific periods since 1968, but has frequently faded from view or reversed direction as economic competiveness remained the central pillar of Canadian foreign policy. Canadian leadership on climate change and other environmental issues has proven inconsistent, torn b...
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Stoett begins with an overview of some of the major threats to marine ecology, particularly to oceans and coasts, in the North American context. His contribution introduces different key policy questions that observers and analysts should strive to answer as North America moves forward. He states that an awareness of how decisions are made and impl...
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The prediction of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) and the avoidance of their tremendous social and economic costs is contingent on the identification of their most likely drivers. It is argued that the drivers of global environmental change (and climate change as both a driver and an impact) are often the drivers of EIDs; and that the two overl...
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Marine plastic pollution has become the new millennium’s tragedy of the ocean commons, a complex collective action problem with dire ecological and social consequences. There is long-standing acknowledgement of the difficulty in managing the commons, with regulation, economic and market based instruments, and community-based solutions all having a...
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This chapter looks at whether and how international organizations and criminal law can help us deal effectively with transnational environmental crimes and, more broadly, with environmental insecurity and injustice. It explores the question of whether the climate change justice agenda can benefit from the expanded pursuit of transnational environme...
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The prediction of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) and the avoidance of their tremendous social and economic costs is contingent on the identification of their most likely drivers. It is argued that the drivers of global environmental change (and climate change as both a driver and an impact) are often the drivers of EIDs; and that the two overl...
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The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, adopted under the auspices of the Convention on Biological Diversity, provides the basis for taking effective action to curb biodiversity loss across the planet by 2020—an urgent imperative. Yet, Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, which encompass 10% of the planet’s surface, are excluded from assessments of prog...
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The prediction of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) and the avoidance of their tremendoussocial and economic costs is contingent on the identification of their mostlikely drivers. It is argued that the drivers of global environmental change (and climatechange as both a driver and an impact) are often the drivers of EIDs; and that the twooverlap t...
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In September 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda, a transformative plan of action for people, planet, and prosperity containing seventeen Sustainable Development Goals. To inform and animate the negotiations, the UN launched an ambitious series of consultations, involving inter alia governments, civil society, business, knowledge-based...
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This background paper pursues the question of whether and how international organizations and criminal law can help us deal effectively with transnational environmental crimes (TEC) and, more broadly, environmental injustice. The paper will also explore the question of whether the climate change justice agenda can benefit from the expanded pursuit...
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The centrality of water to human and ecosystem health is readily apparent, yet often neglected. Manipulating and adapting to changes in water levels – dealing with water scarcity, flooding or storms – has been instrumental for civilizational survival, and this will continue as climate change proceeds. The immense demand for water posed by modern in...
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Background: Climate change has myriad implications for the health of humans, our ecosystems, and the ecological processes that sustain them. Projections of rising greenhouse gas emissions suggest increasing direct and indirect burden of infectious and noninfectious disease, effects on food and water security, and other societal disruptions. As the...
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The first decade and a half of the 21st century has not been kind to Canada's reputation in the realm of international relations. This is the result of policy decisions that have alienated the country, as exemplified by the country's policy-making in two domains in which Canada had previously earned respect as a global leader hitting above its weig...
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This brief response to the ‘manifesto’ provided by de Larrinaga and Salter is appreciative of their efforts to define a critical security community in Canada, but questions several points of emphasis and the lack of broader context.
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Global Politics: Origins, Currents, and Directions introduces readers to the rich and diverse experience that is the study of contemporary international relations, encouraging an appreciation of the theoretical roots of divergent perspectives on how the international system operates. The text, suitable for courses in International Relations and Wor...
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While it is not uncommon for critics to link increased trade with increased greenhouse gas emissions, or for proponents of free trade to argue that a larger gross national product can lead to increased regulatory scrutiny, it is rare to find a balanced text that manages to produce reasonable policy recommendations. Meera Fickling and veteran analys...
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The literature on eco-violence and environmental conflict, and its future as an interdisciplinary subfield, has a foundational problem if it is really based on the study of violence. This is because there is no accepted definition of ‘violence’ itself, and because the use of the term for any purpose other than strictly observing harm is misleading,...
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This article introduces the complexities of framing the policy debate over invasive alien species or, more generally, bioinvasion. It suggests that there are six principal framing conceptualizations that have emerged or are gaining steam and credence: biodiversity and conservation; climate change and globalization; human security; "natural national...
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Responsibility to Protect: The Global Effort to End Mass Atrocities, BellamyAlex J., Cambridge: Polity Press, 2009pp. 249 - Volume 43 Issue 4 - Peter Stoett
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Bilateral Ecopolitics : Continuity and Change in Canadian-American Environmental Relations Canadian-American environmental relations have become increasingly confused over the past decades. The largely amicable context of bilateral relationships between the two countries infuses all aspects of the emerging North American continental « ecopolitics »...
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This article begins by defining the problem of invasive alien species, then moves to a discussion of some of the conceptual implications of treating bioinvasion as a serious topic in both environmental and global ecopolitics, such as the encouragement of parochial thinking and the reliance on an outdated ecological paradigm that assumes the desirab...
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The context in which environmental policy decision-making occurs has changed, resulting from widening environmental problems, increased demands from groups and citizens, continuing pressure on the continent's resources and normative shifts. The complexity of current issues is related to an even broader contextual shift: the globalization of environ...
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The global community’s ability to deal effectively with environmental problems is contingent on the successful integration of international relations theory with ecological thought. Yet, while most scholars and policymakers recognize the connection between these two interrelated branches of study, no substantial dialogue exists between them. This v...
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It is fitting to begin with an admission that this chapter suffers from a multiple purpose disorder. It is intended firstly to comment upon the preceding chapter written by Lawrence Surendra, which is an excellent survey of the current state of resistance to industrialization in contemporary Asia (and is in itself an update of an essay presented to...
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Ecological crises have never been higher on the international political agenda. However, ecological thought and international relations theory have developed as separate disciplines. This ground-breaking study looks at the relationship between ecological thought and international relations theory arguing that there are shared concerns: peace, co-op...
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With calls for the renewal of the nuclear energy industry in the United States and elsewhere, the international political economy of this troubled industry assumes increased importance. Though technical difficulties have plagued the industry for many decades, it is the equally problematic task of establishing public trust on which the article focus...
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Global governance and sustainable development may be at odds with each other if the former implies highly centralized forms of natural resource management. Proponents of international regulation of trade in animal and plant parts argue that the dictates of environmental necessity outweigh the concerns of those to whom this regulation represents a f...
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This book investigates the complexities of Canadian environmental policy. The text is split into three sections: the political context in which decisions are made; issue areas in need of engagement; and perspectives on the achievement of sustainable development, which colour the Canadian conceptual landscape. The first section outlines the state o...
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Many environmental problems cross national boundaries and can be addressed only through international cooperation. In this book Robert Darst examines transnational efforts to promote environmental protection in the USSR and in five of its successor states--Russia, Ukraine, and the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania--from the late 19...
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What Is Genocide? The Faith Behind Genocide War Crimes & Acts of Genocide: Matters of International Law Forecasting and Detection of Genocide Forms of Nonviolent Pressure: Diplomacy, Foreign Trade, and Nonviolent Resistance Covert Action Against Genocide Ethical Principles of Humanitarian Intervention Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement Military Exp...
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Preface The Urgent Need for Global Human Rights Regime by Neal Riemer The Evolution of the International System and its Impact on Protection Against Genocide by Douglas W. Simon The Three P's of Genocide Prevention: With Application to a Genocide Foretold by Helen Fein Economic Sanctions and Genocide: Too Little, Too Late, and Sometimes Too Much by...
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Environmental Security and Quality after Communism: Eastern Europe and the Soviet Successor StatesDeBardelebenJoan and HanniganJohn, eds. Boulder: Westview Press, 1995, pp. ix, 188 - Volume 29 Issue 2 - Peter J. Stoett
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This article focuses on the increasing array of intergovernmental and non‐governmental organizations with specific or linked mandates related to migration issues. The United Nations (UN), and in particular the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), has gone some way toward making migration a priority issue‐area. Howeve...

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looking at the connections between these two threats to biosecurity, policy responses, future directions, etc.