Christine Overdevest

 

Address                  Department of Sociology
University of Florida
3219 Turlington Hall
P.O. Box 117330
Gainesville, FL  32611-7330
voice:  352/392-0265 ext.256
fax:  352/392-6568
coverdev@soc.ufl.edu

 

 

Current Positions

 

2008—2009                Visiting Fellow, International Business Institute,

                                    Stockholm School of Economics

2012                            Associate Professor

2005                            Assistant Professor

                                                Department of Sociology, University of Florida

                                                Affiliate Faculty, School for Natural Resources and Environment

                                                Affiliate Faculty, Water Institute

           

Education

 

2005    Ph.D.   Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1992    M.A.    Department of Sociology, University of Georgia

1988    B.A.    Department of Sociology, University of Georgia

                                                                       

 

 

Articles and Book Chapters

 

Overdevest, C. and J. Zeitlin. Forthcoming. “Assembling an Experimentalist Regime: Transnational Governance Interactions in the Forest Sector Revisited.” In Laszlo Bruszt and Gerald McDermott, Eds., Assembling Level Playing Fields:  Transnational Regulatory Integration and Institutional Change in Emerging Markets. Oxford University Press.

 

 

Overdevest, C. and J. Zeitlin. 2013. Constructing a Transnational Timber Legality Assurance Regime:  Architecture, Accomplishments, Challenges. Forest Policy and Economics.  Advance online:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2013.10.004

 

 

Overdevest, Christine and Lisa Christiansen. 2013. Predicting Risk Perceptions of Expert Stakeholders in a Florida Water Supply Planning Process. Society and Natural Resources 26:9, 987-1007

 

Boyer, Treavor, Christine Overdevest, Lisa Christiansen, Stephanie K.L. Ishii.  2012. Expert stakeholder attitudes and support for alternative water sources in a groundwater depleted region. Science of the Total Environment. 437, 245-252

 

Overdevest, Christine and Jonathan Zeitlin. 2012. Assembling an Experimentalist Regime: Transnational Governance Interactions in the Forest Sector.  Regulation & Governance

 

Overdevest, Christine. 2011. Towards a More Pragmatic Theory of Markets, Theory and Society.  40(5): 533-553.

 

Overdevest, C., Alena Bleicher, and Matthias Gross.  2010.  The Experimental Turn in Environmental Sociology: Pragmatism and New Forms of Governance.  In Environmental Sociology: European Perspectives and Interdisciplinary Challenges. Pp. 279-294. Matthias Gross and Harald Heinrichs, (Eds.) Springer:  New York.

 

Overdevest, Christine and Brian Mayer.  2010. Citizen Science and the Next Generation of Environmental Law.  In Beyond Environmental Law.  Pp. 109-128. David Driesen and Alyson Flournoy, (Eds.)  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

Overdevest, Christine. 2010. Comparing Forest Certification Schemes:  The Case of Ratcheting Standards in the Forest Sector.  Special Issue on Law and Legitimacy in Transnational Governance  Socio-Economic Review. 8(1):47-76.

 

Overdevest C. and B. Mayer.  2008.  Harnessing the Power of Information through Community Monitoring: Insights from Social Science.  Texas Law Review.  (86)7:1493-1526.

 

Perz, S.G., Brilhante, S., Brown, F., Caldas, M., Ikeda, S., Mendoza, E., Overdevest, C. Reis, V., Fernando Reyes, J., Rojas, D., Souza, C., Walker, R.  2008. Road building, land use and climate change: prospects for environmental governance in the Amazon.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 363 (1498):1889-1897.

 

Perz, S.G.  C. Overdevest, E.Y. Arima, M.M. Caldas, and R.T. Walker.  2007. Unofficial Road Building in the Amazon: Dilemmas and Models for Road Governance. Environmental Conservation.  34: 112-121.

 

Overdevest, C. and M.G. Rickenbach.  2006.  Forest Certification and Institutional Governance:  An Empirical Study of Forest Stewardship Council Certificate Holders in the United States.  Forest Policy and Economics. 9(1):93-102.

 

Rickenbach M.G. and C. Overdevest. 2006.  More than Markets:  Assessing FSC Certification as a Policy Tool.  Journal of Forestry.  104(3):143-147.

 

Overdevest, C.  2005.  Information Politics, Treadmill Politics, and Public Policy:  Toward a Political Economy of Information.  Organization and Environment.  18: 72-90. 

 

Overdevest, C.  2004.  Codes of Conduct and Standard Setting in the Forest Sector:  Constructing Markets for Democracy?  Industrial Relations/Relations Industrielles.   59(1):172-198.

 

Overdevest, C.., Orr. C.S., and K. Stepenuck   2004.  Volunteer Stream Monitoring and Local Participation in Natural Resource Issues.   Human Ecology Review.  Winter 2004:177-185.

 

Gergel, S.E., Bennett, E.M., Greenfield, B.K., King, S., Overdevest, C., and B. Stumborg.  2004.  A Test of the Environmental Kuznets Curve Using Long-term Watershed Inputs.  Ecological Applications. 14(2):555–570.

 

Overdevest. C. 2003. Readings in Environmental Governance.  Course Syllabus.  In Rik Scarce and Michael Mascarenhas.  (Eds).  Syllabi and Instructional Material in Environmental Sociology, 5th edition. Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association.

 

Overdevest, C. 2000. Participatory Democracy, Representative Democracy, and the Nature of Diffuse and Concentrated Interests:  a Case Study of Public Involvement on a National Forest District. Society and Natural Resources: An International Journal 13: (7) 685-696.

 

Tarrant, M., Overdevest, C. Bright, A., Cordell, H.K. and English, D.B.K. 1997. Rural Resident Attitudes Toward Ecosystem Management: An Examination of Attitude Change and Behavioral Prediction. Society and Natural Resources: An International Journal 10 (6): 537-550.

 

Overdevest, C. and Green G.P. 1995.  Forest Dependence and Community Well-Being. A Segmented Market Approach. Society and Natural Resources:  An International Journal 8 (2) 111-131.

 

 

Books

 

Cordell, H. K. and Overdevest, C. 2001. Footprints on the Land:   Population Trends the Future of Natural Resources in the United States.  Champaign:  Sagamore Publications.  314 pp.

 

 

 

Papers Presented to Professional Audiences

 

2012. Zeitlin and Overdevest.  Assembling an Experimentalist Regime in the Forest Sector.  December 2012. Copenhagen University

 

2012  Overdevest and Zeitlin Panelists, Roundtable on “The Effectiveness of Transnational Private Regulation”, International Studies Association annual conference, San Diego, 1-4 April.

 

2012. Zeitlin J. and C. Overdevest.  Assembling an Experimentalist Regime in the Forest Sector. Regulating Labor and Environment: Beyond the Public-Private Divide Society for the Advancement of Socio-Econimcs (SASE) Mini-Conference June 29-30, 2012, MIT, Boston  

 

2012.  Overdevest C. and J. Zeitlin.  Workshop on Extending Experimentalist Governance:  External Dimensions of EU Policy in the Forest Sector. May 18-19.  University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

2012  Overdevest C. and J. Zeitlin. Panelists, Roundtable on “The Effectiveness of Transnational Private Regulation,” International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Diego, 1-4 April.

 

2012  Zeitlin J. and C. Overdevest. Assembling an Experimentalist Regime: Transnational Governance Interactions in the Forest Sector. EUI-IDB Conference on Fostering Regional Regulative Integration – Learning Across Regions. February 23-24. Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC.

 

2012  Zeitlin J. and C. Overdevest. Assembling an Experimentalist Regime: EU FLEGT and Transnational Governance Interactions. GR:EEN 1st Annual Conference, February 13-14, 2012, Milan, Italy. Palzzo Clerici.

 

2011. Christiansen, Lisa and C. Overdevest.  Understanding Risk Perceptions of Expert Stakeholders in the SJRWMD.  International Symposium for Society and Natural Resources (ISSRM). June 4-8. Madison, WI

 

2011. Overdevest, C. and J. Zeitlin Transnational Governance Interactions (TGI) – Theoretical Approaches, Empirical Contexts and Practitioners’ Perspectives Research Workshop, May 23-24, 2011 at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

 

2010.  Overdevest, C.  Certification Systems, Ratings, and Codes of Conduct.  Featured Panel on Certification Systems, Ratings and Codes of Conduct.  Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.  June 23-26, 2010.  Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

           

2010.  Overdevest, C. Interactions among Private Certification Schemes in the Forest Sector.  Dynamics of Interaction in Transnational Business Governance Regimes.  York University, October 22, 2010.  Co-sponsored by Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business.

 

2010. Overdevest, C. Comparative Campaigns: Organization Aspects of ENGO Ranking Campaigns.  American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.  August 14-17.  Atlanta, GA.

 

2010.  Overdevest, C.  Certification Systems, Ratings, and Codes of Conduct.  Featured Panel on Certification Systems, Ratings and Codes of Conduct.  Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.  June 23-26, 2010.  Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

 

2009.  Overdevest, C.  Performativity, Counter-performativity and the Case of FLEGT.  Institute of International Business, Seminar Series. 

February 6, 2009.  Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

2008.  Overdevest, C.  Ratcheting Standards in the Forest Sector.  Institute of International Business, Seminar Series.  November 7, 2008.  Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

2008.  Overdevest, C. Performativity, Counterperformativity and the Case of FLEGT.  Energizing Markets – Making and Breaking Boundaries for The Regimes of Value. October 30 – November 1, 2008.  Copenhagen Business School., Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

2008. Overdevest C.  Ratcheting Standards in the Forest Sector.  University of Wisconsin-Madison, sponsored by Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy and Department of Rural Sociology.  May 2, 2008. Invited.

 

2008.  Overdevest C. and B. Mayer.   Harnessing the Power of Information through Community Monitoring: Insights from Social Science.  Texas Law Review Symposium on Harnessing the Power of Information for the Next Generation of Environmental Law.  University of Texas School of Law. February 1-2, 2008. Invited

 

2007.  Overdevest, C. “Harnessing the Power of Information:  Bucket Brigades as Example.”  Next Generation Environmental Law Roundtable Meeting.  UF Levin College of Law. Thursday, March 1, 2007.  Invited

 

2007. Overdevest, C. The Governance Hypothesis: A Pragmatist Approach?  German Environmental Sociology Summit 007:  International and Interdisciplinary Challenges.  November 8 – 10, 2007.  University of Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany.

 

2007. Mayer, B. and C. Overdevest.  Bucket Brigades and Community-Based Environmental Monitoring.  Society for the Social Studies of Science, Annual Conference.  October 11-13, 2007. Montreal, Canada.

 

2007. Overdevest. C. and B. Mayer.  Bucket Brigades:  A Research Proposal   American Sociology Association Annual Meeting.  August 10-15, 2007. NY, NY

 

2005.  Overdevest, C.  “Certification and Standard Setting in Forest Sector:  Incorporating Social and Economic Values in Forest Policy and Practice?”  Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Canada.  August 7-12, 2005.  Panel on “Ecosystem Services and Responsible Investing:  Trends and Developments.”  Invited

 

2005.  Overdevest, C.  Forest Certification and Institutional Governance:  An Empirical Study of Forest Stewardship Council Certificate Holders in the United States.  American Sociological Association Annual meeting, August 13-17, 2005.  Philadelphia, PA.

 

2004.  Overdevest, C. Information Politics, Treadmill Politics, and Public Policy:  Toward a Political Economy of Information. American Sociology Association Annual meeting.  August 13-17, 2004. San Francisco, CA.

 

2003.  Overdevest, C.  Information Politics, Treadmill Politics, and Public Policy:  Toward a Political Economy of Information.  Symposium on Environment and the Treadmill of Production.  Sponsored by the Environment and Society Research Committee (RC24) of the International Sociological Association. October 31-November 1, 2003. University of Wisconsin.

 

2003.  Overdevest, C.  Codes of Conduct and Standard Setting in the Forest Sector:  Constructing Markets for Democracy?  International Symposium on Corporate Codes of Conduct and the Social Regulation of the Global Firm.  Equity, Efficiency or Ethics?  April  30—May 1, 2003  University of Montreal, Canada.

 

2003.  Overdevest, C.  Institutional Innovations and Social Regulation in the Forest Sector:  Key Actors and Mechanisms.   American Sociological Association Annual Meetings.  August 15-18, 2003.  Atlanta, Georgia.

 

2002.  Overdevest, C.  Ratcheting Environmental Standards?  Investigating the Case for Democratic Experimentalism and New Governance in the Forest Sector.  American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. August 16-19, Chicago Illinois.

 

2002.  Clendenning, G., B.M. Kahn, C.A. Overdevest, and B.Vail.  Does it Pay to be Green?: An Empirical Study of Theories of Environmental Improvement.  Ninth Annual Symposium on Society and Resource Management.  June 2-5, Bloomington Illinois.

 

2000.  Overdevest, C.A.,  Bennett, E.,  Gergel, S.E.,  Greenfield, B.K., Stumborg B. A Reassessment of the Kuznets Curve Using Long Term Environmental Indicators. Eighth International Symposium on Society and Resources Management, Bellingham Washington, June 2-5, 2000. 

 

2000.  Overdevest, C.A. and H.K. Cordell.  Footprints on the Land: Population Trends and the Future of Natural Resources in the United States.  Eighth International Symposium on Society and Resources Management, Bellingham Washington, June 17-22, 2000. 

 

 

Teaching       

 

 

Environmental Sociology (Undergraduate Level), University of Florida

Economic Sociology (Undergraduate Level), University of Florida

Principles of Sociology (Undergraduate Level), University of Florida

Environmental Governance (Graduate Seminar), University of Florida

 

Sociology/Rural Sociology 541.   Readings in Environmental Governance.  University of Wisconsin-Madison  Department of Sociology and Rural Sociology.  Spring 2003.

 

 

 

Funding and Scholarly Awards      

 

University of Florida Water Institute Program Initiation Fund (PIF).  Scenario-Based Analysis of Surface Water Withdrawals from the St. Johns River Basin. $50,000 (with Trevor Boyer).  2009. 

University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Preliminary Studies Grant (PSG), Bucket Brigades and Citizen Science, $15,000 (with Brian Mayer), 2009.

Research Fellow, Stockholm School of Economics, International Business Institute, 2008-2009

School of Natural Resources and Environment, Institutional Innovations for Illegal Logging: A Preliminary Assessment, $5,000, 2006. 

School of Natural Resources and Environment, Adaptive Governance. The Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida. First Annual Report to the Governor and Legislature (subcontracted through School of Natural Resources and Environment) $  2,000 (with Alyson Flournoy), 2006

John H. Kolb Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in Rural Sociology, 2005

Vilas Travel Award, 2004-2005                                                                                            

World Affairs and the Global Economy Dissertation Fellowship, 2004-2005                     

National Science Foundation Interdisciplinary Graduate Education and Research

Traineeship (IGERT) Fellow, 1998-2003                                                                              

European Union Center Fellowship to study environmental governance

in a transatlantic context,  Fall 2003.                                                                                     

European Union Center Travel Grant, Spring 2003                                                  

World Affairs and the Global Economy Travel Grant, Spring 2003                                     

Public Innovations Project Funding, Columbia University, 2002-2003                                

IGERT Dissertation Funding Award, 2002-2003                                                     

IGERT Dissertation Funding Award, 2001-2002                                                     

American Sociological Association Graduate Student Paper Competition.

Environment and Technology Section, 2003. 2nd place.

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society 1988.

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 1988.

National Golden Key Honor Society 1987, 1988.