Mark Axelrod

Associate Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Michigan State University
Chapter Leader: Michigan SSN
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Axelrod’s areas of research include environmental and natural resource law and politics, environmental justice, international political economy, particularly trade and development. His environmental scholarship also has a regional focus in India and South Asia.


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"A Gendered Analysis of Fisherfolk's Livelihood Adaptation and Coping Responses in the Face of a Seasonal Fishing Ban in Tamil Nadu & Puducherry, India" (with Julia Novak Colwell, Shyam S. Salim, and and S. Velvizhi). World Development (2017).

Examines how fisheries policy impacts people differently, depending on different configurations of gender, occupation, wealth, and power. Finds that women are more likely to adapt reactively (e.g., insufficient nutrition) when they also face low levels of wealth and/or social networks.