Dr Lada V Kochtcheeva

Associate Professor

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Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Kochtcheeva's academic interests and expertize include comparative politics, politics of post-Soviet and post-Communist countries, environmental politics and policy, regulation and administration, environmental democracy, political institutions, comparative social movements, and transitions to democracy.  Her research is particularly focused on environmental regulatory policy issues, Russian politics, and globalization from comparative historical and institutionalist perspectives. Her current research centers on the nature of domestic responses to globalization and the linkages between globalization and environment. 


Russia's Response to Globalization: Challenges and Changes in Politics, Economy and Society. Ms in progress.

Climate Change Policies at the U.S. State Level: Evidence, Complexity, and Challenges to Comprehensive Strategies.

Globalization and Environment: Increased Imbalance, New Momentum, or Stalemate?

Water Quality Trading in the U.S.: Legal, Institutional, and Regulatory Challenges


Kochtcheeva, Lada. 2016. Renewable Energy: Global Challenges. In: Environment, Climate Change and International Relations. Eds: Atkins, Ed and Gustavo Sosa-Nunez. E-International Relations. 

Kochtcheeva, Lada. 2013. Globalization and the Environment: Markets, Finance and Trade. In: Handbook of Global Environmental Politics. Ed. Paul G. Harris. Routledge.

Kochtcheeva, Lada. 2011. Air Quality Policy. In: Governing America: Major Policies and Decisions of Federal, State, and Local Government from 1789 to the Present, Ed-s. Paul Quirk and William Cunion. New York: Facts-on-File.

Kochtcheeva, Lada V. 2010. Russia’s Response to Globalization: Europeanization, Americanization and Self-determination. New Global Studies. 4(2).

Kochtcheeva, Lada.V. 2009. Comparative Environmental Regulation in the United States and Russia:    Institutions, Flexible Instruments, and Governance. Albany,NY: SUNY Press.

Kochtcheeva, Lada.V. 2009. Administrative Discretion and Environmental Regulation: Agency Substantive Rules and Court Decisions in U.S. Air and Water Quality Policies. Review of Policy Research. 26(3).

Kochtcheeva, L. V. 2002. Environmental Disaster in the Post-Communist Countries: Is There a Solution? Environmental Practice. 4(1).

Kochtcheeva, L. V. and A. Singh. 2003. An Ecosystem Approach to Human Health. In: Managing For Healthy Ecosystems. Ed-s. D.J.Rapport, W.L. Lasley, D.E. Rolston, N.O. Nielsen, C.O. Qualset, and A.B. Damania. Boca Raton, FL, USA: Lewis Publishers.

Kochtcheeva, L.V. and A. Singh. 2001. An Assessment of Risks and Threats to Human Health due to the Collapse/Degradation of the Ecosystem. In: Challenges and Strategies for Implementing the Ecosystem Approach to Human Health in Developing Countries. Ed-s. G. Feola and R. Bazzani. IRDC and UNEP, 17-29.

Kochtcheeva, L.V. and A. Singh. 2000. An Assessment of Risks and Threats to Human Health due to the Degradation of the Ecosystem. UNEP Report. UNEP/DEIA&EW/TR.00-1.


  • Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Oregon, 2005
  • M.S. in Political Science from University of Oregon, 2003
  • M.E.S. in Environmental Policy from The Evergreen State College, 2000
  • B.S. in Ecology and Nature Management from Russian University of Peoples' Friendship, 1998