Kamieniecki receives book award for Corporate America and Environmental Policy

Sheldon Kamieniecki. Photo by Jim MacKenzie.

Sheldon Kamieniecki, dean of the Division of Social Sciences at UC Santa Cruz, has received the 2007 Lynton Keith Caldwell Award from the American Political Science Association (APSA) for his book Corporate America and Environmental Policy: How Often Does Business Get Its Way?

The book, published in 2006 by Stanford University Press, is the first major investigation of business influence over time on environmental policy in all three branches of government. Kamieniecki found that corporate influence is strategic, focused, and more selective than is commonly believed.

Kamieniecki accepted the award, presented by the Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics (STEP) section of the APSA, during the association's annual meeting in Chicago in August. The award includes a $350 prize and a plaque.

It was the second time Kamieniecki received the Lynton Keith Caldwell Award. In 1998, he received it for Flashpoints in Environmental Policymaking: Controversies in Achieving Sustainability (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1997), which he coedited with George A. Gonzalez and Robert O. Vos.