2010/2011: Robyn Eckersley
Robyn Eckersley is Professor in the School of Politics, Sociology and Criminology, University of Melbourne, Australia.
She was previously a public lawyer, and a lecturer at Monash University until 2001. She works on environmental politics and political theory. Her 1992 book was one of the first to argue for a strong, stratified, but ecocentric form of government. The Green State (2004) again sets out how a green democratic state could function, as an alternative to the liberal democratic state. These arguments are largely conducted in the domain of political theory, but have proven influential in environmental politics. Subjects taught; International Politics, Global Environmental Politics and Justice, Democracy and Difference.