Dr Robert Macneil

BA, MA York University, PhD University of Ottawa
Lecturer

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 5081

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Biographical details

Robert joined the Department of Government and International Relations in January 2013, prior to which he was a Visiting Fulbright Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses broadly on the intersection of environmental politics and neoliberal governance.

Research interests

  • Environmental politics
  • Climate change
  • Energy politics
  • Neoliberalism
  • Innovation policy
  • International Political Economy
  • US/Canadian politics

Teaching and supervision

  • GOVT2228 – Environmental Politics
  • GOVT6135 – Global Environmental Politics
  • GOVT6223 – Topics in Environmental Politics

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • MacNeil, R. (2014). Climate Policy, Energy Technologies, and the American Developmental State. In Neil E. Harrison and John Mikler (Eds.), Climate Innovation Liberal Capitalism and Climate Change, (pp. 45-71). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Journals

  • MacNeil, R. (2014). Canadian environmental policy under Conservative majority rule. Environmental Politics, 23(1), 174-178. [More Information]
  • MacNeil, R. (2014). The Decline of Canadian Environmental Regulation: Neoliberalism and the Staples Bias. Studies in Political Economy: a socialist review, 93(Spring).
  • MacNeil, R. (2013). Alternative climate policy pathways in the US. Climate Policy, 13(2), 259-276. [More Information]
  • MacNeil, R. (2013). Alternative Climate Policy Pathways in the US: How to Build a National Carbon Market in America. Climate Policy, 13(2), 259-276.
  • MacNeil, R. (2013). Seeding an Energy Technology Revolution in the United States: Re-conceptualising the Nature of Innovation in 'Liberal-Market Economies'. New Political Economy, 18(1), 64-88. [More Information]
  • MacNeil, R., Paterson, M. (2012). Neoliberal climate policy: from market fetishism to the developmental state. Environmental Politics, 21(2), 230-247. [More Information]
  • MacNeil, R. (2011). Economic Thought and US Climate Change Policy. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 29(5).
  • MacNeil, R. (2011). Greenhouse Governance: Addressing Climate Change in America. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 13(4).

Conferences

  • MacNeil, R. (2013). Canadian Climate Policy as Organized Crime: The Rise of Resource-Neoliberalism. International Studies Association Conference 2014, USA: International Studies Association.
  • MacNeil, R. (2013). The Political Innovation of Renewable Energy: Towards an Understanding of State-led Creative Destruction. International Studies Association Conference 2014, USA: International Studies Association.
  • MacNeil, R. (2012). Seeding an Energy Technology Revolution in the United States: Re-Conceptualizing the Nature of Innovation in 'Liberal Market Economies'. 53rd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, San Diego, United States of America.
  • MacNeil, R. (2012). The Case of the United States: Outlier or Archetype of the Neoliberal Development model? Book Project Workshop. 53rd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, San Diego, United States of America.
  • MacNeil, R., Paterson, M. (2011). Neoliberal Climate Policy: From Market Fetishism to Developmental State. Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting 2011, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  • MacNeil, R. (2011). Varieties of Neoliberalisms, Varieties of Approaches. 8th Annual Political Science Graduate Student Research Conference, Berkley, California, USA.
  • MacNeil, R. (2010). Re-conceptualizing the 'Public' and 'Private' in responses to Climate Change. 51st International Studies Association Annual Convention ISA 2010, United States: International Studies Association.
  • MacNeil, R. (2010). Socializing Crisis in an Era of State Retrenchment: The Case of Climate Policy. 4th Annual Great Lakes Conference in Political Economy, Ottawa, Canada.
  • MacNeil, R. (2009). It's Not the Heat, It's the Hubris: American Climate Policy and the Green Backlash. 16th Annual Conference of the York Centre for International and Security Studies, Toronto, Canada.
  • MacNeil, R. (2009). Towards Understanding America's Emergent Eco-Industrial Complex. 50th International Studies Association Annual Conference ISA 2009, United States: International Studies Association.
  • MacNeil, R. (2008). And What if there was No Environmental State? Critical Reflections on Capitalism's Second Contradiction. Conference on Openness and Sustainability 2008, Helsingborg, Sweden.

2014

  • MacNeil, R. (2014). Canadian environmental policy under Conservative majority rule. Environmental Politics, 23(1), 174-178. [More Information]
  • MacNeil, R. (2014). Climate Policy, Energy Technologies, and the American Developmental State. In Neil E. Harrison and John Mikler (Eds.), Climate Innovation Liberal Capitalism and Climate Change, (pp. 45-71). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • MacNeil, R. (2014). The Decline of Canadian Environmental Regulation: Neoliberalism and the Staples Bias. Studies in Political Economy: a socialist review, 93(Spring).

2013

  • MacNeil, R. (2013). Alternative climate policy pathways in the US. Climate Policy, 13(2), 259-276. [More Information]
  • MacNeil, R. (2013). Alternative Climate Policy Pathways in the US: How to Build a National Carbon Market in America. Climate Policy, 13(2), 259-276.
  • MacNeil, R. (2013). Canadian Climate Policy as Organized Crime: The Rise of Resource-Neoliberalism. International Studies Association Conference 2014, USA: International Studies Association.
  • MacNeil, R. (2013). Seeding an Energy Technology Revolution in the United States: Re-conceptualising the Nature of Innovation in 'Liberal-Market Economies'. New Political Economy, 18(1), 64-88. [More Information]
  • MacNeil, R. (2013). The Political Innovation of Renewable Energy: Towards an Understanding of State-led Creative Destruction. International Studies Association Conference 2014, USA: International Studies Association.

2012

  • MacNeil, R., Paterson, M. (2012). Neoliberal climate policy: from market fetishism to the developmental state. Environmental Politics, 21(2), 230-247. [More Information]
  • MacNeil, R. (2012). Seeding an Energy Technology Revolution in the United States: Re-Conceptualizing the Nature of Innovation in 'Liberal Market Economies'. 53rd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, San Diego, United States of America.
  • MacNeil, R. (2012). The Case of the United States: Outlier or Archetype of the Neoliberal Development model? Book Project Workshop. 53rd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, San Diego, United States of America.

2011

  • MacNeil, R. (2011). Economic Thought and US Climate Change Policy. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 29(5).
  • MacNeil, R. (2011). Greenhouse Governance: Addressing Climate Change in America. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 13(4).
  • MacNeil, R., Paterson, M. (2011). Neoliberal Climate Policy: From Market Fetishism to Developmental State. Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting 2011, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  • MacNeil, R. (2011). Varieties of Neoliberalisms, Varieties of Approaches. 8th Annual Political Science Graduate Student Research Conference, Berkley, California, USA.

2010

  • MacNeil, R. (2010). Re-conceptualizing the 'Public' and 'Private' in responses to Climate Change. 51st International Studies Association Annual Convention ISA 2010, United States: International Studies Association.
  • MacNeil, R. (2010). Socializing Crisis in an Era of State Retrenchment: The Case of Climate Policy. 4th Annual Great Lakes Conference in Political Economy, Ottawa, Canada.

2009

  • MacNeil, R. (2009). It's Not the Heat, It's the Hubris: American Climate Policy and the Green Backlash. 16th Annual Conference of the York Centre for International and Security Studies, Toronto, Canada.
  • MacNeil, R. (2009). Towards Understanding America's Emergent Eco-Industrial Complex. 50th International Studies Association Annual Conference ISA 2009, United States: International Studies Association.

2008

  • MacNeil, R. (2008). And What if there was No Environmental State? Critical Reflections on Capitalism's Second Contradiction. Conference on Openness and Sustainability 2008, Helsingborg, Sweden.

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