AUS03 Environmental Politics

Session Chairs
Prof. Robyn Eckersley

This session welcomes papers on any aspect of environmental and climate politics, from the local to the global. It includes environmental ideas, discourses and movements, electoral and party politics, environmental policy, the politics of transition to toward sustainability, international environmental governance, geopolitics and environmental conflicts, environmental security, political conflict over the management of natural resource and ecosystems, environmental justice (including environment and gender), and the relationship between environmental expertise and democracy. Environmental politics is a problem-oriented field of political inquiry so papers on environmental themes (including cognate themes such as energy politics) are welcome from all sub-disciplines of political science, including political theory, public policy, electoral and party politics, the political sociology of activism and movements, governance, comparative politics and International Relations.