Mark Axelrod holds a joint appointment in James Madison College and the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University, USA. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Duke University, USA and a JD (Law) from Stanford University, USA. Mark’s teaching and research interests center around the negotiation and implementation of international environmental agreements, as well as resource-based livelihoods in developing countries. His research focuses in particular on horizontal and vertical interplay related to governance of fisheries and other natural resources. Mark’s most recent work is published or forthcoming in World Development, Marine Policy, and International Environmental Agreements.

Selected recent publications

  • Julia M. Novak Colwell, Mark Axelrod, Shyam S Salim, and S. Velvizhi, “A gendered analysis of fisherfolk’s livelihood adaptation and coping responses in the face of a seasonal fishing ban in Tamil Nadu & Puducherry, India,” World Development, 98: 325-337 (2017). doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.04.033
  • Mark Axelrod, “Blocking Change: Facing the Drag of Status Quo Fisheries Institutions,” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 17(4): 573-588 (2017). doi: 10.1007/s10784-016-9337-6
  • Julia Novak Colwell and Mark Axelrod, “Socio-economic impacts of a closed fishing season on resource-dependent stakeholders in Tamil Nadu, India: differences in income and expenditure effects by occupational group” Marine Policy 77: 182-190 (2017). doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2016.10.026
  • Daniel Boyd Kramer, Celia Hallan, Kara Stevens, and Mark Axelrod, “Getting Beyond Consumption Without Conscience and Production Without Prudence: The Governance of Globalizing Small-Scale Fisheries,” Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, 19(4): 348-364 (2016). doi: 10.1080/13880292.2016.1248694
  • Julia M. Novak and Mark Axelrod, “Multi-level Fisheries Governance and Their Impact on Fishermen’s Adaptation Strategies in Tamil Nadu, India” Environmental Policy & Governance, 26(1): 45-58 (2016). doi: 10.1002/eet.1694
  • Mark Axelrod, Brian Roth, Daniel B. Kramer, Shyam S. Salim, Julia M. Novak, T V. Sathianandan, and Somy Kuriakose, “Cascading Globalization and Local Response: Indian Fishers’ Response to Export Market Liberalization” The Journal of Environment & Development, 24(3): 315-344 (2015). doi: 10.1177/1070496515591577