Robyn Eckersley

(Former)

Research

  • Environmental Politics
  • Political Theory
  • International Relations

Current research

Robyn’s research interests focus on the ethics, politics and governance of climate change, and the democratic challenge of governing the Anthropocene. Her current project focuses on the role of the state in the ecological transition and it seeks to understand, from a critical theory perspective, when, how and why states transition towards or away from ecologically sustainability. Having observed six of the annual climate negotiations, including the Paris negotiations, she is also focussing on the national politics of responding to the climate regime, including the discursive politics of legitimising (or delegitimising) national climate and energy policy. She recently completed editing the The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory with Chris Brown.