Nives Dolšak, Ph.D.


Research areas

Nives Dolšak studies how common pool resources are governed. She looks at the role of community action, social capital, market-based instruments, as well as traditional regulatory policies. Her research has examined these issues in the context of Washington State, the United States, Eastern and Central Europe, as well as the whole world. A special area of focus is on global climate change policies that have been developed and implemented from the local to international level. Regionally she studies collaborative salmon management through Washington Sea Grant funded research, and serves as a member of the Puget Sound Partnership’s Science Panel. She is jointly appointed with the University of Washington, Bothell, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. Dr. Dolšak received her Joint Ph.D. in Public Policy and International Relations from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Dr. Dolšak teaches:

  • SMEA 507: International Organizations and Ocean Management
  • SMEA 519: Marine Policy Analysis
  • SMEA 521: Governmental Responses to Global Climate Change
  • SMEA 530: Economic Development and the Environment

Selected publications

Refereed Books

Nives Dolšak and Elinor Ostrom (editors). 2003. The Commons in the New Millennium: Challenges and Adaptation. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press (2nd Print).

Elinor Ostrom, Thomas Dietz, Nives Dolšak, Paul Stern, Susan Stonich, and Elke Weber (editors). 2002. The Drama of the Commons. Washington D.C.: National Academy Press.

Refereed Journal Articles

Nives Dolšak and Kristen Houston. 2014. “Newspaper Coverage and Climate Change Legislative Activity across US States.” Global Policy, 5(3): 286-297.

Nives Dolšak and Emily C. Bowerman. 2013. “Do We Know Each Other? Bilateral Ties and the Location of Clean Development Mechanism Projects.” Climatic Change, 118 (34): 521-536.

Nives Dolšak. 2013. “Climate Change Policies in the Transitional Economies of Europe and Eurasia.” Voluntas, 24 (2): 382-402.

Nives Dolšak and Karen Sampson. 2012. “Diffusion of Market Instruments: The Case of Air Pollution.” Administration and Society. 44(3): 310-342.

Nives Dolšak. 2009. “Climate Change Policy Implementation: A Cross-Sectional Analysis.” Review of Policy Research, 26(5): 551-570.

Nives Dolšak. 2007. “An Assessment of Tradable Permits for Common-Pool Resources.” Review of Policy Research, 24 (6): 541-565.

Andrew Miller and Nives Dolšak. 2007. “Issue Linkages in International Environmental Policy: International Whaling Commission and Japanese Development Aid.” Global Environmental Politics, 7 (1): 69-96.

Nives Dolšak and Maureen C. Dunn. 2006. “Investments in Global Warming Mitigation: The Case of “Activities Implemented Jointly.”” Policy Science, 39 (3): 233-248.