Karen Litfin





The Greening of Sovereignty in World Politics (The MIT Press, October 1998)

Ozone Discourses: Science and Politics in International Environmental Cooperation (Columbia University Press, 1994)


Ozone and Climate Change

Framing Science: Precautionary Discourse and the Ozone Treaties," Millennium: Journal of International Studies 24,2 (Summer 1995): 251-277.

Advocacy Coalitions along the Domestic-Foreign Frontier: Globalization and Canadian Climate Change Policy.” Policy Studies Journal 28,2 (Summer 2000).: 236-254.

Environment, Wealth and Authority: Global Climate Change and Emerging Modes of Legitimation" International Studies Review (Summer 2001): 119-148.


Sovereignty and Security Global Environmental Politics

Sovereignty in World Ecopolitics” Merson Review of International Studies 41, 2 (Autumn 1997): 167-204.

Constructing Environmental Security and Ecological Interdependence in Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations 5 (Autumn 1999): 359-377.


Satellites and the Politics of Remote Sensing

The Status of the Statistical State: Satellites and the Changing Global Knowledge Structure in Global Society: Interdisciplinary Journal of International Studies 13,1 (Winter 1999): 95-116.

Satellites and Sovereign Knowledge: Remote Sensing of the Global Environment from The Greening of Sovereignty in World Ecopolitics

The Gendered Eye in the Sky: Feminist Perspectives on Earth Observation Satellites in Frontiers: Journal of Women Studies Vol. XVIII, No. 2 (Autumn 1997): 26-47.


Integral Politics

Towards an Integral Perspective on World Politics: Secularism, Sovereignty and the Challenge of Global Ecology Millennium: Journal of International Studies (Summer 2003): 29-56.


Gaian Politics

Thinking like a planet: Gaian politics and the transformation of the world food system in Peter Dauvergne (ed.), International Handbook of Environmental Politics, 2nd ed. (Edward Elgar, 2011).

"Principles of Gaian Governance: A Rough Sketch,” in Eileen Crist and Bruce Rinker (eds.)

Gaia in Turmoil: Climate Change, Biodepletion, and Earth Ethics in an Age of Crisis (MIT Press, 2009)

Gaia Theory: Intimations for Global Environmental Politics" in Peter Dauvergne (ed.), International Handbook of Environmental Politics (Edward Elgar, 2004).


Politics of Sacrifice

The Sacred and the Profane in the Ecological Politics of Sacrifice” in Michael Maniates and John Meyer (eds.) The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice (MIT Press, 2010).



A Whole New Way of Life: Ecovillages and the Revitalization of Deep Community in R. de Young and T. Princen (eds.) The Localization Reader (MIT Press, 2012).

Reinventing the Future: The Global Ecovillage Movement as a Holistic Knowledge Community,” in Gabriela Kütting and Ronnie Lipschutz (eds.), Environmental Governance: Knowledge and Power in a Local-Global World (Routledge, 2009).