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Government and Legal Studies

Laura A. Henry

John F. and Dorothy H. Magee Associate Professor of Government

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Government And Legal Studies

Hubbard Hall - 18

Current teaching schedule available on the public course finder.

Laura Henry 


  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley. Political Science. 2004
  • M.A. University of California, Berkeley. Political Science. 1996.
  • B.A. Wellesley College. Political Science/History. Magna cum laude, 1993.

“Social Mobilization and the Strong State from the Soviets to Putin: Social Movements in Russia” (with Alfred B. Evans). In Guya Accornero and Olivier Fillieule, eds. Social Movement Studies in Europe: The State of the Art, Oxford: Berghan Books, 2016.

“Managed Citizenship: Global Forest Governance and Democracy in Russian Communities” (with Maria Tysiachniouk), International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 22, 6 (November 2015): 476-489.

“Climate Change Policies in the Post-Socialist World” (with Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom), Current History 113, 765 (October 2014): 278-283.

“Complaint-Making as Political Participation in Contemporary Russia,” Communist and Post-Communist Studies 45, 3–4 (September–December 2012): 243–254.

“Russia’s Climate Policy: International Bargaining and Domestic Modernization” (with Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom), Europe-Asia Studies 64, 7 (September 2012): 1297-1322.

“Between Transnationalism and State Power: The Development of Russia’s Post-Soviet Environmental Movement,” Environmental Politics 19, 5 (2010): 756-781.

“Redefining the Common Good After Communism: Beyond Ideology” (with Kristen R. Ghodsee), NewsNet 50, 4 (August 2010): 1-7.

Red to Green: Environmental Activism in Post-Soviet RussiaRed to Green: Environmental Activism in Post-Soviet Russia, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2010.

“Russia and the Kyoto Protocol: From Hot Air to Implementation?” (with Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom), pp. 105-137. In Kathryn Harrison and Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom, Global Commons, Domestic Decisions: The Comparative Politics of Climate Change, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010.

“Redefining Citizenship in Russia: Political and Social Rights,” Problems of Post-Communism 56, 6 (November-December 2009): 51-65.

“Thinking Globally, Limited Locally: The Russian Environmental Movement and Sustainable Development.” In Julian Agyeman and Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger, eds., Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union , Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.

“Environmental Issues in Russia” (co-authored with Vladimir Douhovnikoff), Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol. 33 (November 2008): 437-460.

“Russia and the Kyoto Protocol: Seeking an Alignment of Interests and Image” (co-authored with Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom), Global Environmental Politics, Vol. 7, No. 4 (2007): 47-69.

“Russia and the Kyoto Protocol in Comparative Perspective” [Rossiia I Kiotskii Protokol v sravnitel’noi perspective] (co-authored with Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom). In Aleksandr Kosarikov, ed., Global Climate Treaties: Risks and Benefits for Russia, Moscow: Environmental Projects Consulting Institute, 2006. Available in English and Russian.

russian civil society“Shaping Social Activism in Post-Soviet Russia: Leadership, Organizational Diversity, and Innovation,” Post-Soviet Affairs, Vol. 22, No. 2 (2006): 99-124.

"Introduction" and "Russian Civil Society: Tensions and Trajectories" (co-authored with Sundstrom). In Alfred Evans, Laura Henry, and Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom, eds., Change and Continuity in Russian Civil Society: A Critical Assessment, Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2006.

"Russian Environmentalists in Civil Society." In Alfred Evans, Laura Henry, and Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom, eds., Change and Continuity in Russian Civil Society: A Critical Assessment, Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2006.

"Two Paths to a Greener Future: Environmentalism and Civil Society Development in Russia," Demokratizatsiya, Spring 2002, Vol. 10, No. 2: 184-206.

Bowdoin News: Laura Henry on “What I Did This Summer”  

MPBN Maine Calling: Russia and Ukraine 

MPBN Maine Calling: Russia’s Olympics 

“National Interest and Transnational Environmental Governance in Russia,” Scholar Research Brief, International Research and Exchange Board, August 2011.  Available as PDF

Interview on The Voice of Russia Radio: The view of Russia's environmental programmes from abroad 

Bowdoin Orient: Faculty research focus: Laura Henry

Academic Spotlight: 2009 Sydney B. Karofsky Prize for Junior Faculty