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John Shandra

Shandra

Professor and Associate Chair

John.Shandra@stonybrook.edu
http://www.johnshandra.com/

Areas of Interest

Environmental Sociology, Globalization, and Quantitative Methodology

Bio

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. 

Recent Publications

Tasmin, Samia, Sommer, Jamie M., Shorette, Kristen, and John M. Shandra.  2020.  “Non-Governmental Organizations, Boomerangs, and Forest Loss: A Cross-National Analysis.”  Environmental Sociology 22: 1-17.

Sommer, Jamie M., Restivo, Michael, and John M. Shandra.  2020.  “China, Mining, and Unequal Ecological Exchange: A Cross-National Analysis of Forest Loss.”   Sociological Quarterly 22: 1-23.

Restivo, Michael, Shandra, John M., and Jamie Sommer.  2020.  “Exporting Forest Loss: A Cross-National Analysis of the United States Export-Import Bank Financing.”  Journal of Environment and Development 29: 245-269.

Sommer, Jamie M., Restivo, Michael, and John M. Shandra.  2020.  “United States, Debt-for-Nature Swaps, and Forest Loss: A Cross-National Analysis.”  Journal of Development Studies 56: 748-764.

Sommer, Jamie M., Restivo, Michael, and John M. Shandra.  2020.  “India, Palm Oil, and Ecologically Unequal Exchange: A Cross-National Analysis.”   Sociological Perspectives 63: 312-332.

Shandra, John M., Restivo, Michael., and Jamie Sommer.  2020.  “Appetite for Destruction? China, Agriculture, Unequal Exchange, and Forest Loss.” Rural Sociology 8: 346-365

Shandra, John M., Restivo, Michael, and Jamie Sommer. 2019. "Do China's Environmental Gains at Home Fuel Forest Loss Abroad: A Cross-National Analysis." Journal of World Systems Research 1: 1-29.

Sommer, Jamie, Shandra, John M., Restivo, Michael, and Holly Reed. 2019. "The African Development Bank and Organized Hypocrisy:  A Cross-National Analysis of Maternal Mortality." Sociology of Development 5: 31 - 49.

Sommer, Jamie, Shandra, John M. and Carolyn Coburn. 2019. "Mining Export Flows, Repression, and Forest Loss:  A Cross-National Test of Ecologically Unequal Exchanges." In Frey, R., Gellert P., Dahms H. (eds.). Ecologically Unequal Exchange. 167-193.

Restivo, Michael,  Shandra, John M., and Jamie Sommer. 2018. "United States Agency for International Development and Environmental Aid: A Cross-National Analysis of Forest Loss."   Social Science Journal  55: 171-181.

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.

Sommer, Jamie,  Shandra, John M ., and Restivo, Michael. 2017. "The World Bank, Contradictory Lending, and Forests: A Cross-National Analysis of Organized Hypocrisy."   International Sociology  32: 707-730.

Coburn, Carolyn, Restivo, Michael, Reed, Holly, and  Shandra John M. 2017. "The World Bank, Reproductive Health Lending, and Maternal Mortality: A Cross-National Analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa."   Sociological Forum  32: 50-71.

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.

Shandra, John M,   Eric Shircliff , and Bruce London.  2011. “World Bank Lending and Deforestation: A Cross-National Analysis.”   International Sociology  26: 1-23.