Andrea K. Gerlak is Director of Academic Development with the International Studies Association and Senior Policy Associate with the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Her research interests are in the fields of public policy, institutional theory, natural resource management, and water governance. She studies conditions supporting collective action, the interface between science and policy, and institutional change and adaptability in large-scale ecosystem settings in the United States. In international transboundary settings, she studies the role of intergovernmental organizations in cooperative institutional arrangements and scientific knowledge and information sharing in global water governance. Andrea holds a BA and MA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Arizona.
Recent Publications and Presentations
Books and Book Chapters:
Gerlak, Andrea K. 2012. Water Policy. In The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History. New York: Oxford University Press (IN PRESS).
Gerlak, Andrea K., Mark Lubell, and Tanya Heikkila. 2012. The Promise and Performance of Collaborative Governance. In Sheldon Kamieniecki and Michael E. Kraft, editors. Oxford Handbook of US Environmental Policy (IN PRESS).
Volgy, Thomas J., Zlatko Šabič, Petra Roter, and Andrea K. Gerlak, editors. 2009. Mapping the New World Order. Wiley-Blackwell Publishers.
Gerlak, Andrea K. and Keith A. Grant. 2009. The Correlates of Cooperative Institutions for International Rivers. In Thomas J. Volgy, Zlatko Šabič, Petra Roter, and Andrea K. Gerlak, editors, Mapping the New World Order. Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, pp. 114-147.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
Gerlak, Andrea K. and Ramiro Berardo. 2012. Conflict and Cooperation along International Rivers: Crafting a Model of Institutional Effectiveness. Global Environmental Politics 12(1) (IN PRESS).
Gerlak, Andrea K. and Tanja Heikkila. 2011. Building a Theory of Learning in Collaboratives: Evidence from the Everglades Restoration Program. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 21(4): 619-644.
Gerlak, Andrea K., Jonathan Lautze, and Mark Giordano. 2011. Water Resources Data and Information Exchange in Transboundary Water Treaties. International Environmental Agreements 11: 179-199.
Gerlak, Andrea K., Robert G. Varady, Olivier Petit and Arin C. Haverland. 2011. Hydrosolidarity and beyond: can ethics and equity find a place in today's water resource management? Water International 36(3): 251-265.
Gerlak, Andrea K. 2011. Human Rights and Privatisation of Water in the EU and Beyond. International Studies Review 13: 529-531.
Zawahri, Neda A. and Andrea K. Gerlak. 2009. Navigating International River Disputes to Avert Conflict. International Negotiation 14: 211–226.
Gerlak, Andrea K. Robert G. Varady, and Arin C. Haverland. 2009. Hydrosolidarity and International Water Governance. International Negotiation 14: 309–32.
Gerlak, Andrea K., Susanna Eden, Sharon Megdal, Kelly Mott Lacroix, and Andrew Schwarz. 2009. Restoration and River Management in the Arid Southwestern US: Exploring Trends and Characteristics. Water Policy 11(4): 461-480.