Leah C. Stokes
Energy and environmental politics, political behavior, public policy and legislative politics, quantitative and qualitative methods, international environmental negotiations.
Working Papers and Current Projects
Reducing the Cost of Voting: An Empirical Evaluation of Internet Voting's Effect on Turnout, with Nicole Goodman (under review)
Book Project: "Power Politics: Renewable Energy Policy Change in US States"
Legislative Staff and Representation in Congress, with Alex Hertel-Fernandez and Matto Mildenberger
Politics in the U.S. Energy Transition: Analyzing Policies to Transition from Fossil Fuels in the Transportation and Electricity Sectors, with Hanna Breetz
Drivers of Public Support for Renewable Energy in the United States: Evidence from Surveys and an Experiment, with Chris Warshaw
Rethinking the Study of Feedback Processes in Politics and Public Policy, with Alex Hertel-Fernandez and Matto Mildenberger
Peer Reviewed Publications
Stokes, L.C., Giang, A. & Selin, N. E. (2016). "Splitting the South: China and India's Divergence in International Environmental Negotiations." Global Environmental Politics.
Stokes, L. C. (2016). Electoral Backlash against Climate Policy: A Natural Experiment on Retrospective Voting and Local Resistance to Public Policy. Forthcoming in American Journal of Political Science.
Giang, A., Stokes, L. C., Streets, D. G., Corbitt, E. S. & Selin, N. E. (2015)., "Impacts of the Minamata Convention on Mercury Emissions and Global Deposition from Coal-Fired Power Generation in Asia," Environmental Science & Technology, 49: 5326-3335.
Stokes, L.C. & Selin, N. E. (2014). , "The Mercury Game: Evaluating a Negotiation Simulation that Teaches Students about Science-policy Interactions." Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.
Trancik, J.E., Chang, M. T., Karapataki, C. & Stokes, L. C. (2014). , "Effectiveness of a Segmental Approach to Climate Policy," Environmental Science & Technology.
Stokes, L. C. (2013). , "The Politics of Renewable Energy Policies: The Case of Feed-in Tariffs in Ontario, Canada," Energy Policy, 56, 490â€“500.
Mildenberger, M., Stokes, L. C. , Savan, B., Kolenda, B. & Dolderman, D. (2013). , "Beyond the Information Campaign: Community-based Energy Behavioral Change at the University of Toronto," Environmental Practice.
Stokes, L. C., Mildenberger, M., Savan, B & Kolenda, B. (2012)., "Analyzing Barriers to Energy Conservation in Residences and Offices: The Rewire Program at the University of Toronto," Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 11(2): 88-98.
Shiu, H. & Stokes, L. C. (2008). , "Buddhist Animal Release Practices: Historic, Environmental, Public Health & Economic Concerns," in Contemporary Buddhism: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 9(2): 181-196.
Dissertation - Power Politics: Renewable Energy Policy Change in US States. Summary.