Hamish van der Ven

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor;

Joint appointment with the Bieler School of Environment

Hamish van der Ven
Contact Information

855 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2T7

Email address: 
hamish.vanderven [at] mcgill.ca
Leacock 315
Research areas: 
International Relations

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Environment and the Department of Political Science at McGill University.

My interests include global environmental politics, transnational governance, international political economy and corporate social responsibility. My research seeks to explain why private actors get involved in global environmental governance, how their efforts interact with those of states, and under what conditions they will create credible regulatory solutions to environmental problems.

My work has been published in Global Environmental PoliticsGlobal Environmental ChangeReview of International StudiesReview of International Political EconomyRegulation & Governance, and Organization & Environment. My first book – Beyond Greenwash? Explaining Credibility in Transnational Eco-Labeling – was published in 2019 by Oxford University Press.

Learn more about my research at hamishvanderven.com.

Areas of interest: 

Global environmental politics, transnational governance, private authority in international affairs, international political economy, mixed-method research design

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