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Harland Prechel

Texas A&M University
United States
Email hprechel [at] tamu [period/dot] edu

Harland Prechel is professor in the Department of Sociology and Energy Institute Fellow at Texas A&M University. His research program examines corporate malfeasance: acts that violate a law or the intent of a law established by government agencies responsible for limiting risk and ensuring the public’s safety, and the public’s understanding of the business code of conduct that citizens use when making decisions. Harland’s current research focuses on the effects of organizational and political-legal arrangements on environmental pollution. Whereas his previous research focused on toxic emissions, his current focus is on organizational and political-legal drivers of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

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Joshua A. Basseches,  Rebecca Bromley‑Trujillo, Maxwell T. Boykoff, Trevor Culhane, Galen Hall, Noel Healy, David J. Hess, David Hsu, Rachel M. Krause, Harland Prechel, J. Timmons Roberts, Jennie C. Stephens, 2022. Climate policy conflict in the U.S. states: a critical review and way forward, Climatic Change, 170(3-4).

Harland Prechel, 2015. Organizational Political Economy and Environmental Pollution. Sociology Compass, 9:828-840.

Harland Prechel, 2012. “Corporate Power and U.S. Economic and Environmental Policy, 1978-2008,” Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society (November 2012).