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Christian Hunold

Christian Hunold, PhD

Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement
Department of Politics
Center for Science, Technology and Society
Center for Public Policy
Office: 3021-F MacAlister Hall
Phone: 215.895.6089


  • PhD, Political Science, University of Pittsburgh 1998
  • MA, Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1993

Curriculum Vitae:

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Research Interests:

  • Green Politics and Environmental Political Theory
  • Human-Animal Studies
  • Urban Sustainability


Christian Hunold, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Politics and affiliated with Drexel University’s Center for Science, Technology and Society. His research on deliberative policymaking, participatory environmental policy and urban sustainability has been published in Environmental Politics, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, and Political Studies. Hunold’s current work examines the politics and culture of urban wildlife, both as means to foster urban wildlife spaces “after nature” and to understand how the blurring of human and nonhuman worlds is generating new forms of environmental political engagement. Hunold serves on the editorial board of Environmental Politics.

Selected Publications:

  • Why Not the City?: Urban Hawk Watching and the End of Nature . Nature and Culture 12 (2), 115-136.
  • Hunold, C., Y. Sorunmu, R. Lindy, S. Spatari, and P. L. Gurian. (2017). Is Urban Agriculture Financially Sustainable? An Exploratory Study of Small-Scale Market Farming in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 7 (2), 51-67.
  • Hunold, C. & Jeske, M. (2015). Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative: Linking Country to City, and the Traditional to the High-Tech. In Borowiak, C., Dilworth, R. and Reynolds, A., eds. Exploring Cooperatives: Economic Democracy and Community Development in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Madison: University of Wisconsin-Extension Publications.
  • Travaline, K., Montalto, F., & Hunold, C. (2015). Deliberative Policy Analysis and Policy-Making in Urban Stormwater Management. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning. (Published online March 26, 2015.)
  • Hunold, C., & Leitner, S. (2011). ‘Hasta la vista, baby!’ The Solar Grand Plan, environmentalism, and social constructions of the Mojave Desert. Environmental Politics, 20(5), 688–705.
  • Hunold, C. (2011). Deliberative Policy Making. International Encyclopedia of Political Science. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Travaline, K., & Hunold, C. (2010). Urban Agriculture and Ecological Citizenship in Philadelphia. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 15(6): 581-590.
  • Hunold, C., et al. (2009) Ecological Modernization, Risk Society, and the Green State. In Arthure P.J Mol, David A Sonnenfeld & Gert Spaargaren (Eds.), The Ecological Modernisation Reader . New York: Routledge.
  • Hendriks, C., Dryzek, J. S. & Hunold, C. (2007). Turning Up the Heat: Partisanship in Deliberative Innovation. Political Studies 55(2): 362-383.
  • Hunold, C. & Dryzek, J. S. (2005). Green Political Strategy and the State: Combining Political Theory and Comparative History. In John Barry & Robyn Eckersley (Eds.), The State and the Global Ecological Crisis (pp.75-95). Boston, MA: MIT Press.
  • Hunold, C. (2004). Procedural and Substantive Criteria for Siting Justice. Swiss Political Science Review 10(4): 192-201.
  • Dryzek, J., Downes, D., Hunold, C. & Schlosberg, D. (2003). Green States and Social Movements: Environmentalism in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Norway Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Hunold, C. (2002). Canada’s Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Problem: Voluntarism Reconsidered. Environmental Politics 11: 49-72.
  • Dryzek, J. & Hunold, C. (2002). Green Political Theory and the State: Context is Everything. Global Environmental Politics 2(3): 17-39.
  • Dryzek, J., Hunold, C. & Schlosberg, D. (2002). Environmental Transformation of the State: The USA, Norway, Germany, and the UK. Political Studies 50(4): 659-682.
  • Hunold, C. (2001). Environmentalists, Nuclear Waste, and the Politics of Passive Exclusion in Germany. German Politics and Society 19 (4): 44-64.
  • Hunold, C. (2001). Corporatism, Pluralism, and Democracy: Toward a Deliberative Theory of Bureaucratic Accountability. Governance: An International Journal of Policy and Administration 14(2): 151-167.
  • Peters, B.G. & Hunold, C. (1999). European Politics Reconsidered, Second Edition. New York: Holmes & Meier.
  • Hunold, C. (1998). Thinking Locally, Acting Globally: Local Democracy in the Context of Globalization. Southeastern Political Review 26: 635-653.
  • Hunold, C. & Young, I. (1998). Justice, Democracy, and Hazardous Siting. Political Studies 46: 82-95.