Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Dr Joseph Szarka

Joe Szarka

Honourary Academic
Email: j.p.szarka@bath.ac.uk

Profile

Dr Joseph Szarka joined the Department in 1987. He has a BA (hons) from Liverpool University and a PhD from Cambridge University.
Before coming to Bath, he taught at Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Aston.

Teaching

He contributes to the teaching of French Politics & Society core modules. He offers a second-year option on ‘La France et la mondialisation’ as well as two final-year options 'Environnement, société, développement' and ‘Le Leadership contemporain'. He also teaches on the IMML degree and Euromasters.

Publications

He has published widely on politics and policy-making in France and the European Union. His books include The Shaping of Environmental Policy in France (2002) and Wind Power in Europe: Politics, Business and Society (2007).

Book/s

Szarka, J., Cowell, R., Ellis, G., Strachan, P. A. and Warren, C., eds., 2012. Learning from Wind Power:Governance and Societal Perspectives on Sustainable Energy. Palgrave Macmillan. (Energy, Climate and the Environment)

Maclean, M. and Szarka, J., eds., 2008. France on the World Stage: Nation State Strategies in the Global Era. Palgrave Macmillan.

Szarka, J., 2007. Wind Power in Europe: Politics, Business and Society. Palgrave.

Szarka, J., 2002. The Shaping of Environmental Policy in France. Berghahn.

Cento Bull, A., Pitt, M. and Szarka, J., 1993. Entrepreneurial Textile Communities: A Comparative Study of Small Textile and Clothing Firms. Chapman and Hall.

Szarka, J., 1992. Business in France. An Introduction to the Economic and Social Context. Pitman.

Book Sections

Szarka, J. P., 2011. France's troubled bids to climate leadership. In: Wurzel, R. and Connelly, J., eds. The European Union as a Leader in International Climate Change Politics. Routledge, pp. 112-128.

Szarka, J., 2011. France’s troubled bids to climate leadership. In: Wurzel, R. and Connelly, J., eds. The Europe Union as a Leader in International Climate Change Politics. London: Routledge, pp. 112-128.

Szarka, J. P., 2009. Environmental foreign policy in France:National interests, nuclear power, and climate protection. In: Harris, P. G., ed. Climate Change and Foreign Policy: Case Studies from East to West. Routledge, pp. 117-133.

Szarka, J., 2009. Environmental foreign policy in France: national interests, nuclear power and climate protection. In: Harris, P. G., ed. Climate Change and Foreign Policy: Case Studies from East to West. London: Routledge, pp. 117-133.

Szarka, J., 2008. Facing global climate risk: international negotiations, European policy measures and French policy style. In: Szarka, J. and Maclean, M., eds. France on the World Stage: Nation State Strategies in the Global Era. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 181-198.

Szarka, J., 2008. France: the search for alternative emission reduction strategies. In: Bailey, I. and Compston, H., eds. Turning Down the Heat: The Politics of Climate Policy in Affluent Democracies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 125-143.

Szarka, J. and Maclean, M., 2008. Globalisation and the nation state: conceptual lenses on French ambitions in a changing world order. In: Szarka, J. and Maclean, M., eds. France on the World Stage: Nation State Strategies in the Global Era. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-19.

Szarka, J., 2004. Election dynamics, party system change and regime evolution in the 2002 elections. In: Gaffney, J., ed. The French Presidential and Legislative Elections of 2002. Aldershot: Ashgate, 276--292.

Szarka, J., 2003. The politics of bounded innovation:'New' environmental policy instruments in France. In: New Instruments of Environmental Governance? Frank Cass, pp. 88-109.

Szarka, J., 2003. The politics of bounded innovation: “new” environmental policy instruments in France. In: Jordan, A., Wurzel, R. K. W. and Zito, A. R., eds. ‘New’ Instruments of Environmental Governance? National Experiences and Prospects. London: Frank Cass, pp. 92-114.

Szarka, J., 2000. Governance, national political cultures and environmental policy-making. In: Theys, J., ed. L’Environnement au XXIe siècle. Volume III: Démocratie et politique à long terme. Paris: GERMES, pp. 373-387.

Szarka, J., 2000. Management in France. In: Warner, M. and Joynt, P., eds. Management in Europe. London, U. K.: Business Press Thomson Learning, pp. 218-228.

Szarka, J., 2000. The parties of the French “plural left”: an uneasy complementarity. In: Elgie, R., ed. The Changing French Political System. London: Frank Cass, pp. 20-37.

Szarka, J., 2000. The shaping of French environmental policy in the 1990s. In: Warhurst, A., ed. Towards a Collaborative Environmental Research Agenda. Challenges for Business and Society. London: Routledge, pp. 116-136.

Szarka, J., 1998. French business in the Mitterrand years: the continuity of change. In: Maclean, M., ed. The Mitterrand Years: Legacy and Evaluation. London: Routledge, pp. 151-168.

Szarka, J., 1998. Management in France. In: Tung, R. L., ed. The IEBM Handbook of International Business. London, U. K.: International Thomson Business Press, pp. 617-625.

Cento Bull, A., Szarka, J. and Pitt, M., 1995. Commonalities and divergencies in small-firm competitive strategies. In: Cressey, P. and Jones, B., eds. Work and Employment in Europe. A new convergence? London: Routledge, pp. 121-142.

Cento Bull, A., Szarka, J. and Pitt, M., 1995. The entrepreneurial development of three textile and clothing communities: Como (Italy), Leicester (UK) and Lyon (France). In: Leboutte, R. and Lehners, J.-H., eds. Passé et Avenir des Bassins Industriels en Europe. Luxembourg: Centre Universitaire, pp. 161-183.

Szarka, J., 1993. Regional economic development in France since 1982: theories, policies and realities. In: Kelly, M. and Bock, R., eds. France: Nation and Regions. Southampton: University of Southampton, pp. 111-120.

Articles

Szarka, J., 2014. Non-governmental organisations and citizen action on climate change:strategies, rationales and practices. The Open Political Science Journal, 7, pp. 1-8.

Szarka, J., 2013. From exception to norm - and back again? France, the nuclear revival and the post-Fukushima landscape. Environmental Politics, 22 (4), pp. 646-663.

Szarka, J. P., 2013. From climate advocacy to public engagement:An exploration of the roles of environmental non-governmental organisations. Climate, 1 (1), pp. 12-27.

Szarka, J., 2012. Climate challenges, ecological modernization and technological forcing: policy lessons from a comparative US-EU analysis. Global Environmental Politics, 12 (2), pp. 87-109.

Szarka, J., 2012. The EU, the USA and the climate divide: Reappraising strategic choices. European Political Science, 11 (1), pp. 31-40.

Szarka, J., 2011. Climate policy in France:Between national interest and global solidarity? Politique Européenne, 33, pp. 155-183.

Szarka, J., 2010. Bringing interests back in: using coalition theories to explain European wind power policies. Journal of European Public Policy, 17 (6), pp. 836-853.

Ellis, G., Cowell, R., Warren, C., Strachan, P. and Szarka, J., 2009. Expanding wind power: a problem of planning, or of perception? Planning Theory & Practice, 10 (4), pp. 523-532.

Szarka, J., 2009. Nicolas Sarkozy as political strategist: Rupture tranquille or policy continuity? Modern and Contemporary France, 17 (4), pp. 407-422.

Marliere, P. and Szarka, J., 2009. The Sarkozy presidency: from rupture to crisis? Modern and Contemporary France, 17 (4), pp. 371-373.

Szarka, J., 2007. Why is there no wind rush in France? European Environment, 17 (5), pp. 321-333.

Szarka, J., 2006. Wind power, policy learning and paradigm change. Energy Policy, 34, 3041--3048.

Szarka, J., 2006. From inadvertent to reluctant pioneer? Climate strategies and policy style in France. Climate Policy, 5 (6), pp. 627-638.

Blühdorn, I. and Szarka, J., 2004. Managing strategic positioning choices: a reappraisal of the development paths of the French and German Green parties. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 12 (3), pp. 303-319.

Szarka, J., 2004. Wind power, discourse coalitions and climate change: breaking the stalemate? European Environment: The Journal of European Environmental Policy, 14, 317--330.

Szarka, J., 2004. Sustainable development strategies in France: institutional settings, policy style and political discourse. European Environment: The Journal of European Environmental Policy, 14, 16--29.

Szarka, J., 2003. The politics of bounded innovation: 'new' environmental policy instruments in France. Environmental Politics, 12, 93--114.

Szarka, J., 2000. Environmental policy and neo-corporatism in France. Environmental Politics, 9 (3), 89 - 108.

Szarka, J., 1999. The parties of the French 'plural left': an uneasy complementarity. West European Politics, 22 (4), pp. 20-37.

Szarka, J., 1999. Gouvernance, cultures politiques nationales et administration de l'environnement. Espaces et Sociétés, 97-98, pp. 17-39.

Szarka, J., 1997. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory: the French parliamentary elections of 25 May and 1 June 1997. West European Politics, 20 (4), pp. 192-208.

Szarka, J., 1997. Campaign strategies in the 1995 French presidential elections: a candidate interaction analysis. Political Science, 48, pp. 135-161.

Szarka, J., 1996. The winning of the 1995 French presidential election. West European Politics, 19 (1), pp. 151-167.

Szarka, J., 1994. Green politics in France: the impasse of non-alignment. Parliamentary Affairs, 47 (3), pp. 446-455.

Szarka, J., 1994. Politiques économiques et issues électorales. Revue Politique et Parlementaire, 96 (969), pp. 29-36.

Szarka, J., 1992. 1993 and the single European market: Lessons from the European textiles and clothing industries. Journal of European Integration, XVI (1), 49 - 62.

Szarka, J., 1991. Exchange network in the textile clothing industry. Gestion 2000: Management et Prospective, 7 (1), pp. 85-102.

Cento Bull, A., Pitt, M. and Szarka, J., 1991. Small firms and industrial districts, structural explanations of small firm viability in three countries. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 3 (1), pp. 83-99.

Pitt, M., Szarka, J. and Cento Bull, A., 1991. Executive characteristics, strategic choices and small firm development: A three country study of small textiles and clothing firms. International Small Business Journal, 9 (3), pp. 11-30.

Cento Bull, A., Pitt, M. and Szarka, J., 1990. Small textiles and clothing firms in european markets: The prospects for 1992. European Research, 1 (5), pp. 1-6.

Szarka, J., Pitt, M. and Cento Bull, A., 1990. 1992 and small textiles—clothing firms: A cross-national comparison. European Management Journal, 8 (2), pp. 268-277.

Szarka, J., 1990. Networking and small firms. International Small Business Journal, 8 (2), pp. 10-22.

Szarka, J., 1989. Small firms and regional development in France: A review article. Modern and Contemporary France, 38, pp. 83-85.

Reports/Papers

Blühdorn, I. and Szarka, J., 2006. Wind Power in Britain and Germany: Explaining Contrasting Development Paths. Anglo-German Foundation for the Study of Industrial Society.

Conference or Workshop Items

Szarka, J., 2013. Energy transitions and EU governance of the energy mix: states, markets and geopolitics. In: Integrations régionales et défis énergétiques: une comparaison Europe, Amérique du sud et Asie du sud-est, Colloque du CERI, Sciences Po, 2013-05-31.

Szarka, J. P., 2012. Responding to energy challenges: developing an understanding of the interactions between the social and the physical sciences in energy research. In: Seventh International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 2013-07-25 - 2013-07-26.

Szarka, J. P., 2011. Energie et sciences sociales. In: Assemblée générale de l’Alliance nationale des sciences humaines et sociales, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, 2011-10-27.

Szarka, J. P., 2011. From exception to norm? Energy security, climate protection and French nuclear technology. In: 16th REFORM Group Meeting, 2011-08-30 - 2011-08-31.

Szarka, J. P., 2010. Enjeux de la transition énergétique et politique publique. In: Énergies: construire l’interdisciplinarité de demain, 2010-05-27.

Szarka, J. P., 2009. The climate challenge, ecological modernisation and technological forcing. A comparative analysis of EU and US approaches. In: American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, 2009-09-05.

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