Robyn Eckersley is a Professor in Political Science in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. She served as the Arne Naess Chair in Global Justice and the Environment at the University of Oslo for the northern winter of 2010-2011, and was a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford, in 2009 and 2010.
Professor Eckersley has published widely in the fields of global environmental politics, international relations, and environmental political theory, with a special focus on the politics of climate change. Her books include Environmentalism and Political Theory (1992); The Green State: Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty (2004); The State and the Global Ecological Crisis (co-editor, 2005); Political Theory and the Ecological Challenge (co-editor, 2006); Special Responsibilities: Global Problems and American Power (co-author, 2012); and Globalization and the Environment (co-author, in press).
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- The Tyranny of the Minority
A response to “Can democracy in crisis deal with the climate crisis?”
The Green State: Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty
In this book Robyn Eckersley explores what it might take to create a green democratic state.