Canada Research Chair in Political Ecology
I work at the intersection of environmental and economic geography. My primary research interests span political economy, political ecology, environmental studies, STS, and digital geographies. I am currently focusing on a new research project on the implications of digital technologies for environmental governance. I am also the Co-Director of UBC’s Program on Water Governance, where I am leading an international comparative study of the water-energy nexus. I am also working on a SSHRC-funded partnership grant on Sustainable Water Governance and Indigenous Law.
RITTS, M. and BAKKER, K. 2019 ‘New forms: Anthropocene Festivals and experimental environmental governance’ Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, special issue: Politics of Environmental Data 0(0), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1177/2514848619886974
DEMARIA, F., KALLIS, G. and BAKKER, K. 2019 ‘Geographies of degrowth: Nowtopias, resurgences and the decolonization of imaginaries and places’ Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space 2(3), 431-450. https://doi.org/10.1177/2514848619869689
DIVER, S., AHRENS, D., ARBIT, T. and BAKKER, K. 2019 ‘Engaging Colonial Entanglements: “Treatment as a State” Policy for Indigenous Water Co-Governance’ Global Environmental Politics 19(3), 33-56. https://doi.org/10.1162/glep_a_00517
BEHN, C. and BAKKER, K. 2019 ‘Rendering Technical, Rendering Sacred: The Politics of Hydroelectric Development on British Columbia’s Saaghii Naachii/Peace River’ Global Environmental Politics 19(3), 98-119. https://doi.org/10.1162/glep_a_00518
BAKA, J., HESSE, A., WEINTHAL, E. and BAKKER, K. 2019 ‘Environmental Knowledge Cartographies: Evaluating Competing Discourses in U.S. Hydraulic Fracturing Rule-Making’ Annals of the American Association of Geographers 0(0), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/24694452.2019.1574549
BAKKER, K. and HENDRIKS, R. 2019 ‘Contested Knowledges in Hydroelectric Project Assessment: The Case of Canada’s Site C Project’. Special issue on “Contested Knowledges: Water Conflicts on Large Dams and Mega-Hydraulic Development”. Water 11(3), 406. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11030406
NEVILLE, K., COOK, J., BAKA, J., BAKKER, K. and WEINTHAL, E. 2018 ‘Can shareholder advocacy shape energy governance? The case of the US antifracking movement’ Review of International Political Economy 26(1), 104-133. https://doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2018.1488757
BAKKER, K. and RITTS, M. 2018 ‘Smart Earth: A meta-review and implications for environmental governance’ Global Environmental Change 52, 201-211 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.07.011
BAKA, J., K. NEVILLE, E. WEINTHAL and BAKKER, K. 2018. ‘Policy Mobilities and Agenda-Setting at the Energy-Water Nexus: Constructing and Maintaining a Policy Monopoly in US Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation’ Review of Policy Research. DOI: 10.1111/ropr.12287.
DUNN, G., BROWN, R., BOS, J. and BAKKER, K. 2017. ‘The Role of the Science-Policy Interface in Sustainable Urban Water Transitions: Lessons from Rotterdam’ Environmental Science & Policy. 73: 71-79.
NEVILLE, K., BAKA, J., GAMPER-RABINDRAN, S., BAKKER, K., ANDREASSON, S., VENGOSH, A., LIN, A., NEM SINGH J., and WEINTHAL, E. 2017. ‘Debating unconventional energy: Social, political and economic implications’ Annual Review of Environment and Resources. 42: 241-266.
DUNN, G., BROWN, R., BOS, J. and BAKKER, K. 2016. ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Understanding Changes in Urban Water Practice through the Lens of Complexity Science’ Urban Water Journal. 14(7): 758-767. DOI: 10.1080/1573062X.2016.1241284.
SIMMS, R., HARRIS, L., BAKKER, K. and JOE, N. 2016. ‘Navigating the Tensions in Collaborative Watershed Governance: Water Governance and Indigenous Communities in British Columbia, Canada’ Geoforum. 73: 6-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.04.005.