Scholars

Harland Prechel

Texas A&M University
United States

Harland Prechel is professor in the Department of Sociology and Energy Institute Fellow at Texas A&M University. His research program examines corporate malfeasance: acts that violate a law or the intent of a law established by government agencies responsible for limiting risk and ensuring the public’s safety, and the public’s understanding of the business code of conduct that citizens use when making decisions. Harland’s current research focuses on the effects of organizational and political-legal arrangements on environmental pollution. Whereas his previous research focused on toxic emissions, his current focus is on organizational and political-legal drivers of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

Publications

Harland Prechel. 2012. “Corporate Power and U.S. Economic and Environmental Policy, 1978-2008,”

Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 5:357-375 (November 2012).