Assistant Professor Joshua Newell wrote a paper published in the journal Eurasian Geography and Economics reviewing the state of Russian environmental protection since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He assesses the post-Soviet era changes to legislation, government regulatory institutions, and civil society. Read the article here.
Joshua Newell is with the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, and a faculty associate with the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. He is a broadly trained human-environment geographer, whose research focuses on questions related to urban sustainability, resource consumption, and environmental and social justice.