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Introduction To Politics

Research Interests

Regina S. Axelrod is professor of political science and chair of the political science department. She has published numerous articles and books on environmental and energy policy in the United States, the European Union and Central and Eastern Europe, including Environment, Energy, Public Policy: Toward and Rational Future, Conflict between Energy and Urban Environment, and Global Environment: Institutions, Law and Policy. She has lectured at Charles University, Prague, the University of Economics, Prague and the University of Budapest in addition to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, on nuclear power and the transition to democracy. She received a National Science Foundation grant to support her research. She also has been the recipient of grants from the Ford Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, the National Research Council, the Soros Foundation, the S & H Foundation and the Center for European Studies, New York University. She has been an invited participant to Wilton Park conferences focussed on European Union issues, in Prague, Malta, Istanbul and Madrid. She is an academic associate of the Atlantic Council and past president of the New York Political Science Association. She is the recipient of the 2004 Distinguished Alumni Award presented by the Political Science Program, Graduate Center, City University of New York. In October 2007, she received a Fulbright Senior Specialist award to lecture at the University of Economics, Prague.


Regina S. Axelrod and Stacy VanDeveer (2014). The Global Environment: Institutions, Law and Policy, 4th edition,. Washington, D.C.: Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE, Congressional Quarterly.

Regina S. Axelrod, Stacy VanDeveer and David Downie (2011). The Global Environment: Insitutions, law and Polic, 3rd Edition, Oustanding Academic Title by CHOICE. DC: Congressional Quarterly.

Invited Presentation/Lecture

Regina S. Axelrod (2014, March). Agenda Setting. University of Higher Economics, Prague, Czech Republic.

Regina S. Axelrod (2012, October). Environmental Policy in the Czech Republic. University of Higher Economics, Prague, Czech Republic.

regina s. axelrod (2011, November). What's wrong with nuclear energy: Temelin and the U.S. Czech Institute of International Relations, Prague.

Conference Presentations/Papers

Regina S. Axelrod (2014). The Czech Nuclear Renaissance. In International Studies Association. Toronto, Canada.

Regina S. Axelrod (2013). Nuclear and Ethics. In International Studies Association, Discussant. San Francisco, Ca.

panel, ""Law and Regulation in Federal and Multi-level Systems" (2011). chair and discussant. In European Union Studies Association. Boston.

Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

Manuscript review for "Working Papers fo the Faculty of Internatioanl Relations, Univeristy of HIgher Economics, Prague

Honors and Accomplishments

"Global Environment: Law, Institutions and Policy, (Washington: CQ) 2011, 3rd edition, coedited with Stacy D. Vandeveer, received a Choice Best Academic Title award