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Marielle Diane Papin

MacEwan University

Based in

North America

Marielle Papin is an Assistant Professor at MacEwan University Department of Anthropology, Economics & Political Science (Edmonton, Canada). She studies global environmental politics and is currently developing research on urban wellness. She is particularly interested in innovation and diffusion of climate policies and instruments in cities and transnational city networks engaged in global climate governance. She has also recently started to work on the role of billionaires in global climate governance.

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics

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Papin, Marielle, and Philippe Beauregard. “Can’t Buy Me Love: Billionaire Entrepreneurs’ Legitimation Strategies in Transnational Climate Governance.” Environmental Politics, vol. 33, no. 1, 2024, pp. 70-91. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2023.2180909.

Marielle Papin, Linda Westman, Rachel Macrorie, Ahmad Shoaib Azizi, Michael Dede, Julia Greenwalt, Ibinabo Johnson, and Barbara Summers. (forthcoming). “Apprehending compound urban crises in global environmental politics.” In Peter Dauvergne and Leah Shipton, Global Environmental Politics in a Turbulent Era. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Linda Westman, James Patterson, Rachel Macrorie, Christopher Orr, Catherine Ashcraft, Vanesa Castán Broto, Dana Dolan, Mukesh Gupta, Jeroen van der Heijden, Thomas Hickmann, Robert Hobbins, Marielle Papin, Enora Robin, Christiana Rosan, Jonas Torrens, and Robert Webb. (forthcoming). “Compound urban crises.” Ambio.

Anne Nielsen and Marielle Papin. 2021. “The Hybrid Governance of Transnational Municipal Networks: Lessons from 100 Resilient Cities.” Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 39(4): 667-685.

Marielle Papin. 2020. “Institutional complexity is complexity with an adjective.” Complexity, Governance & Networks, 6(1): 82-93.

Marielle Papin. 2020. “Where Do Novelties Come from? A Social Network Analysis of Transnational Municipal Networks in Global Climate Governance.” Earth System Governance, 4: 100064.

Marielle Papin. 2019. “Transnational municipal networks: Harbingers of innovation for global adaptation governance?” International Environmental Agreements, 19(4-5): 467-483.

Geneviève Cloutier, Marielle Papin, and Christian Bizier. 2018. “Do-it-yourself (DIY) adaptation: civic initiatives as drivers to address climate change at the urban scale.” Cities, 74, 284-291.