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Joel R. Carbonell

Associate Professor
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Joel Carbonell teaches courses in world politics, U.S. foreign policy, comparative politics and political economy. His research interests include international relations, human rights, international environmental treaties and institutions, and democracy studies.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

  • "Military Spending, Liberal Institutions and State Compliance with International Environmental Agreements," International Environmental Agreements (Carbonell, 2015). DOI: 10.1007/s10784-015-9290-9

  • “An Empirical Analysis of U.S. State Court Citation Practices to International Human Social Rights Treaties,” International Journal of Human Rights (Carbonell & Banks, 2014). DOI:10.1080/13642987.2014.976560.

  • "International Human Education Rights Commitments in U.S. Courts," International Journal of Human Rights (Banks & Carbonell, 2013). DOI:10.1080/13642987.2012.742069.

  • "Democracy and State Environmental Commitment to International Environmental Treaties," International Environmental Agreements (Carbonell & Allison, 2013). DOI 10.1007/s10784-013-9213-6.

  • Technical Report prepared for the California Department of Transportation. December 2007. “Transcending Boundaries: Collaborative Planning in California Regions.” Center for Sustainable Suburban Development-University of California, Riverside. Juliann E. Allison, Jonathan Davidson, Jean Eisberg, Tim Sullivan, Quinn Tang, Jeff McLaughlin, and Joel Carbonell.


Ph.D., University of California Riverside, 2007


international relations, international environmental politics