Location: Bowdoin / Allen Springer

Government and Legal Studies

Allen Springer

Professor of Government

Contact Information

aspringe@bowdoin.edu
207-725-3294
Government And Legal Studies

Hubbard Hall - 301



Teaching this semester

GOV 2615 / ENVS 2308. International Environmental Policy

Allen Springer
Examines the political, legal, and institutional dimension of international efforts to protect the environment. Problems discussed include transboundary and marine pollution, maintaining biodiversity, and global climate change.

GOV 3610 / ENVS 3963. Advanced Seminar in International Relations: Law, Politics, and the Search for Justice

Allen Springer
Examines the complex relationship between law and policy in international relations by focusing on two important and rapidly developing areas of international concern: environmental protection and humanitarian rights. Fulfills the environmental studies senior seminar requirement.



Allen Springer: Bowdoin College: Gov

Education

  • B.A. Amherst College
  • A.M., M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy


Mr. Springer teaches courses in international law and organization, international environmental policy, international humanitarian law, and United States foreign policy. His primary area of research is in the field of international environmental and marine law and policy. Mr. Springer is the author of The International Law of Pollution: Protecting the Global Environment in a World of Sovereign States, and his publications generally focus on issues of multilevel environmental governance, particularly in a North American context. His most recent publication, Cases of Conflict: Transboundary Disputes and the Development of International Environmental Law, will be released by the University of Toronto Press in the spring of 2016. Mr. Springer is presently completing a study of US-Canada environmental diplomacy.

OIL SPILL LIABILITY STANDARDS

Introduction

This section offers some links that may be helpful to those interested in the issue of legal liability for oil spills. It will be of particular interest to students in Gov. 263 and may be helpful in writing Paper #2.

International Liability and Compensation Agreements

National Liability Legislation

General Links


NORTHERN IRELAND PEACE PROCESS

Introduction

This section offers some links that may be helpful to those interested in peace process in Northern Ireland. It will be updated again for students in Gov. 103.

Analysis of the Agreement

Background Briefing- Roger MacGinty

Conflict Archive on Internet : Northern Ireland

CNN Special Report - Healing an Ancient Rift: Northern Ireland's Path to Peace

CNN- The Price of Peace : Key Elements of the Peace Plan

Keith Fitzgerald , Northern Ireland Peace Plan Gives Both Sides Something to Cheer

Northern Ireland Website : The Good Friday Agreement, April 1998