Aseem Prakash (Ph.D. Indiana, 1997) is Professor of Political Science and the Walker Family Professor for the College of Arts and Sciences. He is the founding, General Editor of the Cambridge University Press Series on Business and Public Policy, and the co-editor of Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
Professor Prakash studies international political economy, environmental issues, and NGO politics. Much of his work focuses on voluntary environmental programs. He has extended this work to study corporate social responsbility and voluntary regulation in the nonprofit sector. He is also examining issues pertaining to (1) drivers of domestic pollution, (2) NGO advocacy and accountability, and (3) the influence of trade and FDI networks on the cross-country diffusion of rules, standards, and norms in areas such as the human rights, labor rights, property rights, and women's rights.
Aseem Prakash is the author of Greening the Firm: The Politics of Corporate Environmentalism (Cambridge, 2000), the co-author of The Voluntary Environmentalists: Green Clubs, ISO 14001, and Voluntary Environmental Regulations (Cambridge, 2006), and the co-editor of Advocacy Organizations and Collective Action (Cambridge, 2010), Voluntary Regulations of NGOs and Nonprofits: An Accountability Club Framework (Cambridge, 2010),Voluntary Programs: A Club Theory Perspective (The MIT Press, 2009), Coping with Globalization (Routledge, 2000), Responding to Globalization (Routledge, 2000), and Globalization and Governance (Routledge, 1999).