Kenneth Abbott

  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Jack E. Brown Professor of Law, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science and Innovation
  • Center for Law and Global Affairs Advisory Board
  • Professor of Global Studies, School of Politics and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Faculty Affliate, School of Public Affairs; Center for Law, Science and Innovation; and Center for Law and Global Affairs, Arizona State University

Arizona State University
Sandra O'Connor College of Law
PO Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
USA
480-965-5917
Email: Ken.Abbott@asu.edu

Biography

A leading scholar in international law, Kenneth Abbott's teaching and research focus on the interdisciplinary study of international law and international relations, including public and private institutions, environmental issues, development policy, global health, and international trade and economic law. He also has a faculty appointment in the ASU School of Global Studies, where he co-directs the global environmental governance program. Professor Abbott is a member of the editorial boards of International Theory, the Journal of International Economic Law and the Journal of International Law and International Relations.

Expertise

international relations; international law; economic law; cross-border cooperation; emerging technologies; private and public governance

Education

    J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1969

    A.B., Government, Cornell University, 1966

Journal Articles

2012

Abbott, K. W. 2012. Engaging the public and the private in global sustainability governance. International Affairs 88(3):543-564. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2346.2012.01088.x. (link)

Abbott, K. W. 2012. The transnational regime complex for climate change. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 30(4):571-590. DOI: 10.1068/c11127. (link)

Abbott, K. W., G. E. Marchant and E. A. Corley. 2012. Soft law oversight mechanisms for nanotechnology. Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science & Technology 52(3):279-312. (link)

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Book Chapters

2013

Abbott, K. W. and D. Snidal. 2013. Law, legalization and politics: An agenda for the next generation of IL/IR scholars. Pp. 33-58 In: Dunoff, J. L. and M. A. Pollack eds., Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Internatonal Law and International Relations: The State of the Art. Cambridge University Press.

2012

Marchant, G. E., K. W. Abbott, D. J. Sylvester and L. M. Gulley. 2012. Transnational new govenance and the international coordination of nanotechnology oversight. In: Dana, D. ed., The Nanotechnology Challenge: Creating Legal Institutions for Uncertain Challenges. Cambridge University Press.

2011

Abbott, K. W. 2011. An international framework agreement on science and technological innovation and regulation. In: Marchant, G. E., B. R. Allenby and J. R. Herkert eds., The Growing Gap Between Emerging Technologies and Legal-Ethical Oversight: The Pacing Problem. Springer.

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