Professor of Politics
School of Politics, International Relations and the Environment (SPIRE) and Research Institute for Law, Politics and Justice.
Citizenship and the Environment
First book to explore the concept of ‘environmental citizenship’. Makes an active contribution to a current policy debate: how should sustainability be achieved?
Justice and the Environment
A valuable and highly original contribution to a fast-growing area of research.
Green Political Thought
Green Political Thought is a great starting point for all students, academics and activists who want an introduction to green political theory.
Jean-Paul Sartre and the Politics of Reason
My research is in the field of environmental political theory, with particular reference to the relationship between ‘ecologism’ and other modern political ideologies, and to the tensions between environmental sustainability as a social objective, and other objectives such as deepening democracy and increasing social justice.
My most recent monograph is Citizenship and the Environment (Oxford University Press, 2003), and I edited Political Theory and the Ecological Challenge (Cambridge University Press, 2006) with Robyn Eckersley. The 4th edition of my Green Political Thought (Routledge, 2007) was published last year.
Work in Progress
1. ‘Nature (and Politics)’ (as at March 2008)
2. ‘Freedom and Dependency in an Environmental Age’ (as at October 2008)
3. ‘Democracy and Nature: Speaking and Listening’ (as at October 2008)
4. ‘Political Animals’ (Keele University Inaugural Lecture 16 January 2007)
This inaugural lecture contains some ‘work in progress’ elements. The text can be found here: http://www.andrewdobson.com/Politicalanimals.doc
5. ‘University Sustainability’ (as at October 2008) (draft article summarising findings of ESRC seminar series, 2006-8, on ‘Sustainability as Competitive Advantage in Higher Education’)
6. ‘Environmental Citizenship: towards sustainable development’ (as at October 2008)
7. ‘Politics, Nature and the Nature of Politics (as at December 2006)
This is the unadulterated and underprepared text of a seminar I gave at Keele in December 2006:
There’s a blog related to this project here: http://andrew-dobson.livejournal.com/