Kate O’Neill

Associate Professor



  • PhD Political Science Columbia University
  • BA Brasenose College, Oxford University

Research Interests

International environmental politics/ global political economy

Selected Publications

O'Neill, Kate. "The Comparative Study of Environmental Movements." Comparative Environmental Politics. Eds. Steinberg, Paul F. and Stacy VanDeveer. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2012

O'Neill, Kate, Erika Weinthal, et al. "Methods and Global Environmental Governance." Annual Review of Environment and Resources 38 (2013): 441-71.

The Environment and International Relations, Cambridge University Press 2009

"US Beef Industry Faces New Policies and Testing for Mad Cow Disease", California Agriculture, October 2005.

"How Two Cows make a Crisis: US-Canada Relations and Mad Cow Disease", American Review of Canadian Studies (Summer 2005), pp. 295-319.

"Transnational Protest: States, Circuses, and Conflict at the Frontline of Global Politics." International Studies Review 6 (2004), pp. 233-251.

"Actors, Norms and Impacts: Recent International Cooperation Theory and the Influence of the Agent-Structure Debate", with Jörg Balsiger and Stacy VanDeveer; Annual Review of Political Science, vol. 7 (2004), pp. 149-175.

"A Vital Fluid: Risk, controversy and the politics of blood donation in the era of 'mad cow disease'." Public Understanding of Science 12(4): 359-380 (2003). "The Changing Nature of Global Waste Management for the 21st Century: A Mixed Blessing?" Global Environmental Politics 1.1 (2001): 77-98.

*Waste Trading Among Rich Nations: Building a New Theory of Environmental Regulation; (Spring, 2000), Cambridge: MIT Press, in series on American and Comparative Environmental Regulation. Awarded Caldwell Prize, 2002; Runner up for Sprout Prize (International Studies Association), 2001.

"International Nuclear Waste Transportation: Flashpoints, Lessons and Controversies", Environment, 41:4 (May 1999), pp. 12-15, 34-39. "Regulations as Arbiters of Risk: Great Britain, Germany, and the Hazardous Waste Trade in Western Europe", International Studies Quarterly 41:7, pp. 687-718 (December, 1997).

"Out of the Backyard: Managing Hazardous Wastes on a Global Scale", Journal of Environment and Development; 7:2, pp. 138-163 (June 1998).


Recent Teaching

  • 169 - International Environmental Politics
  • 194 - SEM IN C RES ST
  • 197 - FIELD STUDY
  • 259 - Transnational Environmental Politics and Movements
  • 301 - Professional Preparation: Teaching in Environmental Science, Poli

Contact Information

Email: kmoneill@berkeley.edu

Office: 129 Giannini Hall

Office Hours

Spring 2014: Mondays, 2-4 pm

Research Group(s)

Mailing Address

Dept of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
UC Berkeley
130 Mulford Hall #3114
Berkeley, CA 94720