Dr Karen Siegel

  • Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow (Politics)

Biography

I joined the School of Social and Political Sciences as a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow in October 2016. I received my PhD in Politics from the University of Glasgow in 2014 and I have an MSc in Economic and Social Studies (Postcolonial Politics) from Aberystwyth University and an MA(Hons) in French and Politics from the University of Edinburgh. Before returning to Glasgow in 2016 I was a Lecturer in Politics at Edinburgh Napier University where I led courses on environmental politics, research methods and British politics in Edinburgh and in Hong Kong in cooperation with Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuing Education. Other previous work experience includes two years in Brussels where I worked for the European Commission and the consultancy Bernard Brunhes International as well as a year in Quito, Ecuador where I worked as an English and French teacher for the Centro de Educación Continua de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional.


Research interests

  • politics of sustainable development
  • natural resource governance in the global economy
  • environmental politics, especially in the global South
  • regional cooperation/regionalism
  • Latin America

I currently work on two research strands. The first project analyses the processes, drivers and constraints of regional environmental cooperation in the Southern Cone of South America. For this research project I have been a visiting researcher at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) Argentina. Building on extensive fieldwork in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, this project represents a first in-depth study on regional environmental governance in the South. Second, I am developing a new research project examining how and by whom decisions on natural resource governance and land use in particular, are taken and the implications of this for inclusive sustainable development.

If you would like to have more information about my research, please e-mail me.


Publications

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2017

Siegel, K. M. (2017) The nature of power in elite interviews: researching environmental politics in the southern cone of South America. In: Crawford, G., Kruckenberg, L. J., Loubere, N. and Morgan, R. (eds.) Understanding Global Development Research: Fieldwork Issues, Experiences and Reflections. SAGE Publishing: Thousand Oaks, California, pp. 147-152. ISBN 9781473906662

Siegel, K. M. (2017) Regional Environmental Cooperation in South America: Processes, Drivers and Constraints. Series: International political economy series. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137558732 (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-55874-9)

2016

Siegel, K. M. (2016) Fulfilling promises of more substantive democracy? Post-neoliberalism and natural resource governance in South America. Development and Change, 47(3), pp. 495-516. (doi: 10.1111/dech.12234)

Siegel, K. M. (2016) Can regional cooperation promote sustainable development? In: Grugel, J. and Hammett, D. (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of International Development. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 713-730. (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-42724-3_39)

Siegel, K. M. (2016) Environment, politics and governance in Latin America. European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe(102), pp. 109-117. (doi: 10.18352/erlacs.10180)[Book Review]

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Number of items: 5.

Articles

Siegel, K. M. (2016) Fulfilling promises of more substantive democracy? Post-neoliberalism and natural resource governance in South America. Development and Change, 47(3), pp. 495-516. (doi: 10.1111/dech.12234)

Books

Siegel, K. M. (2017) Regional Environmental Cooperation in South America: Processes, Drivers and Constraints. Series: International political economy series. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137558732 (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-55874-9)

Book Sections

Siegel, K. M. (2017) The nature of power in elite interviews: researching environmental politics in the southern cone of South America. In: Crawford, G., Kruckenberg, L. J., Loubere, N. and Morgan, R. (eds.) Understanding Global Development Research: Fieldwork Issues, Experiences and Reflections. SAGE Publishing: Thousand Oaks, California, pp. 147-152. ISBN 9781473906662

Siegel, K. M. (2016) Can regional cooperation promote sustainable development? In: Grugel, J. and Hammett, D. (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of International Development. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 713-730. (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-42724-3_39)

Book Reviews

Siegel, K. M. (2016) Environment, politics and governance in Latin America. European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe(102), pp. 109-117. (doi: 10.18352/erlacs.10180)[Book Review]

This list was generated on Thu Feb 27 12:31:02 2020 GMT.

Grants

  • 2018-19: Co-I on GCRF project Markets, Constitutions, and Inequality led by Anna Chadwick (School of Law, Glasgow University)
  • 2017-18: Research Incentive Grant, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, “Mapping political inequality in natural resource governance: the case of agricultural land use in Uruguay”
  • 2015-16: Research Excellence Grant, Edinburgh Napier University, “Understanding the politics of transboundary environmental problems in the Southern Cone region”
  • 2009-12: Adam Smith Research Foundation PhD Scholarship awarded by the Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences, University of Glasgow
  • 2010-11: Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS) grant and New Initiatives Funding grant, University of Glasgow: organisation of a seminar series on Latin America in cooperation with two colleagues
  • 2010: Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS) Postgraduate Travel Grant awarded for fieldwork in South America

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