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., 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.