Areas of Interest
Environmental Sociology, Globalization, and Quantitative Methodology
Professor Shandra's research interests include environmental sociology-1, globalization, and quantitative methodology. John is completing a series of articles using cross-national data that shows deforestation is largely the result of multinational corporations, international financial institutions, and repressive nations. One of the key conclusions of this work is that it is important to look beyond the "traditional" demographic causes of deforestation. He is also interested in how international non-governmental organizations are mobilizing to reduce various forms of environmental degradation. Some of his earlier work has appeared in Sociological Perspectives, Social Inquiry, and Social Science and Medicine. Currently, John teaches the graduate statistics seminar.
Shandra, John M., Luis E. Esparza, and Bruce London. 2012. "Non-Governmental Organizations, Democracy, and Deforestation: A Cross-National Analysis." Society and Natural Resources 25: 251-269.
Shandra, Carrie L., John M. Shandra, and Bruce London. 2011. "World Bank Structural Adjustment, Water, and Sanitation: A Cross-National Analysis of Child Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa." Organization & Environment 24(2):107-129.
Shandra, John M., Michael Restivo , Eric Shircliff , and Bruce London. 2011. “Do Debt-For-Nature Swaps Matter? A Cross-National Test of World Polity Theory.” Sociological Forum 26: 381-410.
Shandra, Carrie L., John M. Shandra, and Bruce London. 2011. “World Bank Structural Adjustment, Water, and Sanitation: A Cross-National Analysis of Child Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Organization and Environment 24: 107-124.
Shandra, John M., Eric Shircliff , and Bruce London. 2011. “The International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and Deforestation: A Cross-National Analysis of Forest Loss.” Social Science Research 40: 210-225.