University of Essex

Academic Staff

Ms Sandra Moog

Position in departmentPersonal Tutor
Emailsamoog@essex.ac.uk
RoomEBS 3.94
Office hoursMonday 2-4 Tuesdays 11-12
Biography

Sandra Moog has been a Lecturer in Management and sustainability at the University of Essex since 2008. Previously, she taught in the Sociology Department and in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Environment and Society at the University of Essex. She holds degrees in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Chicago and the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of a number of books and articles on international environmental politics and transnational civic activism; on the comparative bases of environmental movement organisation in Europe, North and South America; and on the role of NGOs and corporations in processes of environmental governance.

Research interests

•  international environmental politics and transnational civic activism
             (focus: forest issues/ the Amazon)
•  globalization, sustainable development and environmental justice
•  evolution of civil society organizations (South and N. America & W. Europe)
•  the role of NGOs and corporations in processes of environmental governance
•  ideas of nature within the contemporary environmental movement

Teaching responsibilities

BE439 Business Ethics
BE467 Managing for Ethics and Sustainability
BE852 Sustainability of Supply Chain Management (MBA core module)

Publications

Moog, S., Spicer, A. and Boehm, S. (2014) "The Politics of Multi-stakeholder Initiatives:The Crisis of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)",  Journal of Business Ethics: on-line May 1.

Boehm, S., Misoczky M. C. and Moog, S. (2012) “Greening Capitalism? A Marxist Critique of Carbon Markets,” Organization Studies, 33(11): 1617-1638.

Pieck, S. and Moog, S. (2009) ‘Competing Entanglements in the Struggle to Save the Amazon: The Shifting Terrain of Transnational Civil Society,’ Political Geography 28(7): 416-425.

Moog, S. (2009) ‘Ecological Politics for the 21st Century: Where Does Nature Fit In?’, pp. 149-169 in Nature, Human Needs and Social Relations: Essays in Honour of Ted Benton, Sandra Moog and Rob Stones, eds., London: Palgrave. 2008.

Stones, R. and Moog, S. (2009) ‘Intricate Webs: Nature, Social Relations and Human Needs in the Writings of Ted Benton’, Introduction (pp. 1-43) to Nature, Human Needs and Social Relations: Essays in Honour of Ted Benton, Sandra Moog and Rob Stones, eds., London: Palgrave. 2008.

Moog, S. (2009) ‘Exporting Associational Logics into the Amazon? American and German Efforts to Protect the Ecosystems and Traditional Peoples of the Amazon Basin’, pp. 258-291 in David C. Hammack and Steven Heydemann, eds., Globalization, Philanthropy and Civil Society: Projecting Institutional Logics Abroad. Bloomington: University of Indiana Press

Conferences/presentations

“The Politics of Multi-stakeholder Governance Forums: The Case of the Forest Stewardship Council,” (with Steffen Boehm and Andre Spicer) presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in Denver, August 17-20, 2012.

“The Politics of Multi-stakeholder Governance Forums: The Case of the Forest Stewardship Council,” (with Steffen Boehm and Andre Spicer) presented at the International Sociological Association Forum in Buenos Aires, August 1-4, 2012.

‘Governance without Government? Eco-labelling, Voluntary Corporate Standards and the Historical Struggle for Sustainable Development’ with Steffen Boehm at The Foundations of Sustainability, conference organised by the Journal of Management Studies (JMS), Loughborough University, September 27-29, 2010.

‘The Forest for the Trees? The Forest Stewardship Council at 15:
State, Corporate, Civil Society Balance in Emerging Global Environmental Governance Regimes’, with Steffen Boehm at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Washington DC, April 14-18, 2010.

‘Who's Representing the Rainforest? The Rise of the Transnational Eco-regional Biodiversity Agenda, the Waning Influence of the Organized Indigenous Movement, and the Future of the Amazon’, (invited paper), with Sonja Pieck at the “Politics of Presence” conference, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), Cambridge University, October 23-23, 2009.

‘What if We Can’t Get Back? Rethinking Nature for a Post-retrospective Ecology’, presented to the BSA Critical Realism Study Group, London, June 5, 2009.

‘Competing Entanglements in the Struggle to Save the Amazon: The Shifting Terrain of Transnational Civil Society’, with Sonja Pieck at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), Boston, August 1-4, 2008.

‘Exporting Different Institutional Logics into the Amazon? American and German Efforts to Protect the Ecosystems and Traditional Peoples of the Amazon Basin’, Association for Research on Non-profit Organisations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), Philadelphia, November 20-22, 2008.

‘Exporting Associational Logics into the Amazon? American and German Efforts to Protect the Ecosystems and Traditional Peoples of the Amazon Basin’, presented to the 8th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTAR), Barcelona, July 9-12, 2008.

‘Beyond the Great Divide: A Critique of Recent Efforts to Transcend the Nature/Culture Binary in the Work of Radical Ecologists and Bruno Latour’, British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference, “Social Worlds, Natural Worlds,” University of Warwick, Coventry, England, March 28, 2008.

‘Competing Entanglements: Thoughts on the Geography of Transnational Space,’ with Sonja Pieck, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), San Francisco, April 18, 2007.

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