Jonathan Rosenberg

Jonathan Rosenberg , full professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Social Sciences

At the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, USA. He holds a PhD and Masters of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Before joining the IIT faculty he spent 20 years in Department of Political Science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he served multiple terms as department chair. He has held visiting professorships at St. George’s University in Grenada (West Indies) and the Universidad Abierta Interamericana in Buenos Aires. His research and teaching interests include the relationship between economic globalization and sustainable development and accountability in global environmental governance.

He has co-authored two books with major academic published in the United States and the Netherlands, and has published several articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and chapters in edited volumes. He has been co-principal investigator on two grants from the US National Science Foundation, and has won several commendations and awards for his teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


  • Jerry McBeath, Matthew Berman, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Mary Ehrlander. The Political Economy of Oil in Alaska: Multinationals vs. the State. Boulder CO: Lynne Reinner Publishers, 2008.
  • Jerry McBeath and Rosenberg, Jonathan. Comparative Environmental Politics. Dortrecht NL: Springer, 2006.

Peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters

  • (with Sharman Haley, Laura Chartier, Glenn Gray, Chanda Meek, Jim Powell, and Andrew A. Rosenberg). 2011. Strengthening Institutions for Stakeholder Involvement and Ecosystem-Based Management in the US Arctic Offshore. In North by 2020: Perspectives on Alaska’s Changing Social-Ecological Systems, 457-476. Edited by Amy Lauren Lovecraft and Hajo Eicken. Fairbanks AK: University of Alaska Press.
  • “Natural Disasters, Climate Change and Recovery: the Sustainability Questions in Post-Ivan Grenada.” In Community Disaster Recovery and Resiliency: Exploring Global Opportunities and Challenges, edited by DeMond Miller and Jason Rivera. London: CRC Press, 2010.
  • “Development Assistance, the Environment, and Stakeholder Participation: Toward a New Conditionality?” In Globalization and Uncertainty, edited by Fernando Lopez-Alves and Diane Johnson, 145-178. New York and London: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2007.
  • “Sustainable Development of Biodiversity Resources in the Eastern Caribbean: Triple Alliances and Policy Implementation.” Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy, 9 (2006): 247-263.
  • (With L. Spencer Thomas) “Participating or Just Talking? Sustainable Development Councils and the Implementation of Agenda 21.” Global Environmental Politics 5, 2 (2005): 61-87.
  • “Cuba, la isla de la globalización.” In Siete Escenarios para el Siglo XXI,1, edited by Fernando Lopez-Alves and Daniel Dessein, 131-161. Buenos Aires: Editorial Sudamericana, 2004.
  • “Globalization and the Environment in the Americas: some thoughts on trends and challenges.” Foro Abierto/Open Forum 1 (January 2004).
  • “Interest Group Research on Latin America.” In Handbook on Political Science Literature and Research on Interest Groups, edited by Clive S. Thomas, pp. 5. Westport CT: Greenwood Publishing, Inc., 2004.
  • (With Fae L. Korsmo). “Local Participation, International Politics and the Environment: the World Bank and the Grenada Dove.” Journal of Environmental Management, 62, 3 (2001): 283-300.
  • “Mexico: The End of Party Corporatism?” In Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Democratic Governance, edited by Clive S. Thomas, pp. 247-65. Boulder CO and London: Lynne Reinner Publishers, Inc., 2001.
  • “Postimperialism Postponed: Foreign Investment and Political Change in Cuba.” In Postimperialism and World Politics, edited by David G. Becker and Richard L. Sklar, 169-218. Westport CT and London: Praeger Publishers, 1999.
  • “Cuba’s Free Market Experiment: los Mercados Libres Campesinos, 1980-6.” Latin American Research Review 27, 3 (1992): 51-89.