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Hubschle, A. & Shearing, C. Forthcoming. Conservation, the Illegal Wildlife Trade and Local Communities. Routledge.

Holley, C., Phelan, L. & Shearing, C. Eds. Forthcoming. Criminology and Climate: Insurance and the Regulation of Harmscapes. (In the Series “Criminology at the Edge”, Eds. Leclerc, B., Homel, R. and Shearing, C.). Routledge.

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. Eds. Forthcoming. Criminology and Climate: Insurance, Finance and the Regulation of Harmscapes (In the Series Criminology at the Edge, Eds. Leclerc, B., Homel, R. and Shearing, C.) Routledge.

Benney, T., Froestad, J., Holley, C. & Shearing, C. Forthcoming. Electricity, Energy Transitions and the Anthropocene: Comparing Shifts in the Energy-Development Nexus. Edward Elgar.

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. Eds. 2018. Criminology and the Anthropocene (In the Series Criminology at the Edge, Eds. Leclerc, B., Homel, R. and Shearing, C.). Routledge.

Harrington, C. & Shearing, C. 2017. Security in the Anthropocene: Reflections on Safety and Care. Bielefeld, Transcript.


Hubschle, A., with Shearing, C. 2018. Ending Wildlife Trafficking: Local Communities as Change Agents. Geneva: Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. 1-48 pp. Available online >>>:

Special Issues:

Harrington, C., Lecavalier, E. & Shearing, C. 2017. Lessons of the Anthropocene: Entanglements and Security. Crime, Law and Social Change: An International Journal.

Amicelle, A., Côté-Boucher, K., Dupont, B., Mulone, M., Shearing, C. and Tanner, S. (2017). Criminology in the face of flows:  reflections on contemporary policing and security. Numéro special, Vol. 18, Global Crime.

Book Chapters:

Berg, J. & Shearing, C. Forthcoming. Non-State Public Goods Provision. In: Blaustein, J. White, R., FitzGibbon, K. & Pino, N. Eds. Handbook on Crime, Justice and Sustainable Development. Emerald.

Stenning, P. & Shearing, C. Forthcoming. Global Development in Policing Provision in the 21 Century. In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology. Oxford University Press.

Holley, C., Kennedy, A., Mutongwizo, T & Shearing, C. Forthcoming. Public Servants and Regulator Capture in Energy and Environmental Governance. In. Sullivan, H & Dickinson, H. Eds. The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant. Palgrave Macmillan.

Phelan, L., Holley, C., Shearing, C. & du Toit, L. 2020. Insurance and Climate Change. In: Brisman, A. & South, N. Eds. Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology. Routledge International Handbooks. London: Routledge.

Perkins, G., Howell, S. & Shearing, C. 2020. The Spectre of Trauma in the South African Police Service. In: McDaniel, J., Moss, K., & Pease, K. Eds.  Policing and Mental HealthTheory, Policy and Practice. Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice series. CRC Press.

Froestad, J., Nøkleberg, M., Shearing, C. & Trollip, H. 2018. South Africa’s Minerals-­‐ Energy-­‐Complex: Flows, regulation, governance and policing. In: Omorogbe, Y. & Order, A. Eds. Ending Africa's Energy Deficit and the Law: Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Africa. Oxford University Press, 308-343. 

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. 2018. Thriving on a Pale Blue Dot: Criminology and the Anthropocene. In: Holley, C. & Shearing, C. Eds. Criminology and the Anthropocene (In the Series Criminology at the Edge, Eds. Leclerc, B., Homel, R. and Shearing, C.), Routledge, 1 – 24.

Holley C. & Sinclair D, 2018, 'Replenishing Australia’s Water Future: From Stagnation to Innovation', in Holley C; Sinclair D (ed.), Reforming Water Law and Governance: From Stagnation to Innovation in Australia, Springer Nature Singapore, Singapore, pp. 1 - 31,

Holley C. & Sinclair D, 2018, 'Water Markets and Regulation: Implementation, Successes and Limitations', in Holley C; Sinclair D (ed.), Reforming Water Law and Governance From Stagnation to Innovation in Australia, Springer, Singapore, pp. 141 - 168,

Stenning, P. & Shearing, C. 2018. Governing Plural Policing Provision: Legal Perspectives, Challenges and Ideas. In: den Boer, M. Ed. Comparative Policing from a Legal Perspective, 46-63. Research Handbooks in Comparative Law Series. Edward Elgar. 

Holley C. & Sofronova E, 2017, 'New environmental governance: Adaptation, resilience and law', in Risk, Resilience, Inequality and Environmental Law, pp. 129 - 146,

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. 2017. Nodal Governance. In: Turner, B.S. Ed. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. John Wiley & Sons.

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. 2017. A Nodal Perspective of Governance: Advances in Nodal Governance Thinking. In: Drahos, P. Ed. Regulatory Theory: Foundations and Applications. Canberra: ANU Press, 163-180

Howell, S. & Shearing, C. 2017. Prisons, Tourism and Symbolism:  Reflecting (on) the Past, Present and Future of South Africa. In:  Wilson, J., Hodgkinson, S., Piché. J. & Walby, K. Eds. The Handbook of Prison Tourism. Palgrave Macmillan.

Hubschle, A. 2017. Contested Illegality: Processing the Trade Prohibition of Rhino Horn. In: Beckert, J. & Dewey, M. Eds. The Architecture of Illegal Markets. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ruteere, M., Shearing, C. & Stenning, P. 2017. Policing, Pluralisation and Human Rights. In: Weber, L., Fishwick, E. & Marmo, M. Eds. Routledge International Handbook: Criminology and Human Rights. Routledge. 396-404.

Journal Articles:

Shearing, C. Forthcoming 2020.  Citizens and Denizens. The International Journal of Restorative Justice. 3(1): 57-62.

Holley, C., Mutongwizo, T. & Shearing, C. 2020. Conceptualizing Policing and Security: New harmscapes, the Anthropocene and technology. Annual Review of Criminology, vol 3.

Simpson, N.P., Shearing, C.D. & Dupont, B. 2020. ‘Partial functional redundancy’: An expression of household level resilience in response to climate risk. Climate Risk Management.

Simpson, N.P., Shearing, C.D. & Dupont , B. 2020. Gated Adaptation during the Cape Town Drought: Mentalities, Transitions and Pathways to Partial Nodes of Water Security, Society & Natural Resources, DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2020.1712756

Hamann, R.,  Makaula, L., Ziervogel, G., Shearing, C., Zhang, A. 2019. Strategic Responses to Grand Challenges: Why and How Corporations build Community Resilience. Journal of Business Ethics. 161: 835–853.

Holley, C.,  Mutongwizo,T.,  Shearing, C. & Kennedy , A. 2019. Shaping Unconventional Gas Regulation: Industry Influence and Risks of Agency Capture in Texas, Colorado and Queensland. Environmental Planning and Law Journal. 36: 510 – 530.

 Holley, C., Kennedy , A., Mutongwizo, T. & Shearing, C. 2019. Governing Energy Transitions: Unconventional Gas, Renewables and their Environmental Nexus. Environmental and Planning Law Journal. 36: 427 – 436.

Simpson, N.P., Searing, C. & Dupont B. 2019. Climate gating: A case study of emerging responses to Anthropocene RisksClimate Risk Management vol. 26.

Mutongwizo, T., Holley, C.,  Shearing, C.D. &  Simpson, N.P. 2019. Resilience policing: An emerging response to shifting harm landscapes, Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.

Simpson, N., Simpson, K., Shearing, C. & Cirolia, L.R. 2019. Municipal Finance and Resilience Lessons for Urban Infrastructure Management: A Case Study from the Cape Town Drought. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development (TJUE).

Simpson, N.P., Shearing, C. & Dupont, B.. 2019. When Anthropocene shocks contest conventional mentalities: a case study from Cape Town, Climate and Development, DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2019.1609402

Simpson, N.P. and Krönke, M. 2019. Police in Zimbabwe: Helping hand or iron fist? Afrobarometer

Simpson, N.P. 2018. Accommodating landscape-scale shocks: Lessons on transition from Cape Town and Puerto Rico, Geoforum

Simpson, N.P. and Basta, C. 2018. Sufficiently capable for effective participation in environmental impact assessment?Environmental Impact Assessment Review,

Simpson, N.P. 2018. Applying the capability approach to enhance the conceptualisation of well-being in environmental assessment. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities,

Shearing, C. & Berg, J.  2018. Governing through Harm: Preliminary thoughts from the Global South. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Special Issue: Regulating Crime: The New Criminology of Crime Control.

Holley, C., Shearing, C., Harrington, C., Kennedy, A. & Mutongwizo, T. 2018. Environmental Security and the Anthropocene in Law, Criminology and International Relations. Annual Review of Law and Social Science. Vol. 14 (1): 185-203.

Froestad, J. & Shearing, C.  2017. Energy and the Anthropocene: Security Challenges and Solutions. Lessons of the Anthropocene: Entanglements and Security. Crime, Law and Social Change: An International Journal.

Harrington, C., Lecavalier, E. & Shearing, C. 2017.  From Passengers to Crew: Introductory Reflections. Crime, Law and Social Change: An International Journal.  Special Issue. Lessons of the Anthropocene: Entanglements and Security.

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. 2017. Thriving on a Pale Blue Dot: Criminology and the Anthropocene. In: Holley, C. & Shearing, C. (eds). Criminology and the Anthropocene (In the Series Criminology at the Edge, Leclerc, B., B., Homel, R. and Shearing, C. (eds). Routledge.

Harrington, C. 2017. The political ontology of collaborative water governance. Water International 42(3): 254-270.

Holley, C. & Lecavalier, E. 2017. Energy governance, energy security and environmental sustainability: a case study from Hong Kong. Energy Policy. 108: 379-389

Hubschle, A. 2017. Economy of rhino poaching: of economic freedom fighters, professional hunters and marginalised local people. Current Sociology. 65(3): 427-447.

Hubschle, A. 2017. On the record: interview with Major General Johan Jooste (rtd.) South African National Parks, head of special projects. South African Crime Quarterly 60: 61-68.

Hubschle, A. & Faull, A. 2017. Organised environmental crimes: trends, theory, impact and responses. South African Crime Quarterly 60: 3-7.

Morgan, B., Hunt, X. & Tomlinson, M. 2017. Thinking about the environment and theorising change: how could Life History Strategy Theory inform mHealth interventions in low- and middle-income countries? Global Health Action. 10(1): 1-10.

Morgan, B., Kumsta, R., Fearson, P., et al. 2017. Serotonin Transporter Gene (SLC6A4) Polymorphism influences susceptibility to a home-visiting maternal-infant attachment intervention delivered by community health workers in South Africa: follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. PLOS Medicine. 14(2).

Pasco Fearon, R.M., Tomlinson, M., Kumsta, R., Skeen, S., Murray, L., Cooper, P.J. & Morgan, B. 2017. Poverty, early care and stress reactivity in adolescence: findings from a perspective, longitudinal study in a low-middle income country. Development and Psychopathology. 29(2): 449-464.


Book Chapters:

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. 2016. Policing and New Environmental Governance. In: Bradford, B., Loader, I., Steinberg, J. & Jauregui, B. Eds. The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing. SAGE, 552-572.

Holley, C., Sinclair, D., Lopez-Gunn, E. and Schlarger, E. 2016. Collective Management of Groudwater. In: Jakeman, T., Barreteau, O., Hunt, R., Rinaudo, J., Ross, A. Eds. Integrated Groundwater Management: Concepts Approaches and Challenges.  Springer.

Shearing, C. & Stenning, P. 2016. The Privatisation of Security: Implications for Democracy. In:  Abrahamsen, R. & Leander, A. Eds. Routledge Handbook of Private Security Studies. Taylor & Francis/ Routledge, 140-149.

Journal Articles:

Jensen, T.O., Shearing, C., Skauge, T.  & Persson, A. 2016.  Energy Civilization through Industrial Modernity and Beyond. Euro-Asian Journal of Sustainable Energy Development Policy, 5(1): 21-44.

Harrington, C. 2016. The Ends of the World: International Relations and the Anthropocene. Millennium:Journal of International Studies. 44(3).

Musungu, K., Drivdal ,L. and Smit, J. 2016. Collecting flooding and vulnerability information in informal settlements: the governance of knowledge production. South African Geographical Journal, 98:1, 84-103, DOI: 10.1080/03736245.2015.1117013

Nakueira, S. 2016. Heavy-handed police tactics raise concerns about democracy in Uganda. The Conversation, 4 March 2016.

Shearing, C.  2016. Reflections on the Nature of Policing and its Development. Police Practice & Research, 17(1)


Berg, J. with Shearing, C. 2015. New Authorities: Relating State and Non-state Security Auspices in South African Improvement Districts. In: Kyed, H. and Albrecht, P. Eds. Policing and the Politics of Order-Making. Oxon: Routledge, 91- 107.

Froestad, J., Grimwood, S., Herbstein, T. and Shearing, C. 2015. Policy Design and Nodal Governance: A Comparative Analysis of Determinants of Environmental Policy Change in a South African City. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research & Practice, 17(2): 174-191.

Froestad, J., Shearing, C. and Van der Merwe, M. 2015. Criminology: Reimagining security In: Bourbeau, P. Ed. Security: Dialogue across Disciplines. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 177-195.

Harrington, C. 2015. Toward a Critical Water Security: Hydrosolidarity and Emancipation. Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, 21(1): 28-44. 

Harrington, C. 2015. Why Africans Must Join Forces to Protect Scarce Water Resources. The Conversation, 15 May, 2015. 

Holley, C. 2015. Crafting Collaborative Governance: Water Resources, California's Delta Plan and Audited Self Management in New Zealand. Environmental Law Reporter, 45(4): 10324-10337.  

Holley, C., Sinclair, D., Gray, J., and Cuadrado-Quesada, G. 2015. Water extraction in NSW: Stakeholder views and experience of compliance and enforcement. A report of a survey of water users, February 2015. Submission to Natural Resource Commission and NSW Office of Water on the Review of 31 Water Sharing Plans’. 

Honig, M., Petersen, S., Herbstein, T., Roux, S., Nel, D. & Shearing, C. 2015. A Conceptual Framework to Enable the Changes Required for a One-planet Future. Environmental Values, 24(5): 663-688. 

Honig, M., Petersen, S., Shearing, C., Pintér, L. and Kotze, I. 2015. The conditions under which farmers are likely to adapt their behaviour: A case study of private land conservation in the Cape Winelands, South Africa.  Land Use Policy, 48: 389-400. 

Morgan, B. 2015. Moving Beyond the Core Story of Brain Development. Ilifa Lantwana Insights., 3: 5-7.

Petersen, S., Shearing, C and Nel, D. 2015. Sustainability Transitions: An Investigation of the Conditions under Which Corporations are Likely To Reshape Their Practices to Reverse Environmental Degradation. Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, 4(1): 85-105.

Shearing, C. 2015. Criminology and the Anthropocene. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 15(3): 255-269.

Stenning, P. and Shearing, C. 2015. Privatisation, Pluralisation and the Globalisation of Policing. Research Focus, 3(1): 1-8.


Berg, J., Nakueira, S. and Shearing, C. 2014. Global Non- State Auspices of Security Governance. In: Bersot, H. and Ariigo, B. Eds. The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies. New York: Routledge, 77-97.

Drivdal, L. and Lawhon, M. 2014. Plural regulation of shebeens (informal drinking places). South African Geographical Journal, 96(1): 97-112.

Greyling, S., Patel, Z., Cartwright, A., Davison, A., McGaffin, R., Roux, S. and Taylor, A. 2014. CTLIP Governance and Policy for Sustainability Report: Stakeholder Analysis. Mistra Urban Futures. 

Harrington, C. & Null, S. 2014. What Can Iraq’s Fight Over the Mosul Dam Tell Us About Water Security? Environmental Change and Security Program. 

Harrington, C. 2014. Water Security in South Africa: The Need to Build Social and Ecological Resilience. Oxford Research Group, 2 May, 2014.

Harrington, C. 2014. Water Wars? Think Again. Environmental Change and Security Program. Woodrow Wilson Center, 15 April, 2014. 

Harrington, C. and Lecavalier, E. 2014. The Environment and Emancipation in Critical Security Studies: The Case of the Canadian Arctic. Critical Studies on Security, 2(1): 105-119.

Holley, C. and Sinclair, D. 2014. Collaborative Water Governance and Audited Self Management: A New Water Policy Option for Australia? Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy, 17(2).

Morgan, B., Sunar, D., Sue Carter, C., et al. 2014. Human Biological Development and Peace: Genes, Brains, Safety, and Justice. In: Leckman, J.F., Panter-Brick, C. and Salah, R. Eds. Pathways to Peace: The Transformative Power of Children and Families. The MIT Press, 95-128. 

Pasquini, L. and Shearing, C. 2014. Municipalities, Politics, and Climate Change: An Example of the Process of Institutionalizing an Environmental Agenda within Local Government. Journal of Environment and Development, 23(2): 271-296. 

Pasquini, L., Ziervogel, G., Cowling, R.M. and Shearing, C. 2014. What Enables Local Governments to Mainstream Climate Change Adaptation? Lessons Learned from Two Municipal Case Studies in the Western Cape, South Africa. Climate and Development [online]: 

Sofronova, E., Holley, C. and Nagarajan, V. 2014. Environmental Non-Government Organisations and Russian Environmental Governance: Accountability, Participation, Collaboration. Transnational Environmental Law, 3(2): 341-371.

Van der Spuy, E. and Shearing, C. 2014. Curbing the Killing Fields: Making South Africa Safer. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 652(1): 186-205. 

Van der Spuy, E. and Shearing, C. 2014. Curbing the Killing Fields: Making South Africa Safer. In: Rotberg, R. Ed. Governance and Innovation in Africa: South Africa after Mandela. Waterloo, ON: CIGI, 237-258.