Faculty of ArtsSchool of Social and Political Sciences

Professor Robyn Eckersley


Robyn Eckersley was educated at the University of Western Australia, Cambridge University (UK) and the University of Tasmania, and taught political science at Monash University from 1992-2001 before joining the University of Melbourne in 2002. She has published widely in the intersecting fields of political theory (especially environmental political theory and democratic theory), global environmental politics and international relations theory, including journals such as Political Studies, European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies and Ethics and International Affairs and Global Environmental Politics.  Her book The Green State: Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty (2004) won the Melbourne Woodward Medal in 2005 for the best research in Humanities and Social Sciences and was runner up in the International Studies Association’s Sprout Award for 2005 for the best book on Environmental Studies.  She was a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford, from August 2009 to January 2010; and served as Arne Naess Chair in Global Justice and the Environment at the University of Oslo, November 2010 to January 2011.  She was elected as Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in 2007.  She served as Chair of the Discipline of Political Science from 2008-2010 and is currently Director of the Master of International Relations Program. Co-convenor/Treasurer APSA Environmental Policy and Politics Research Standing Group http://www.ecopolitics.org.au/

A full CV can be downloaded here



She is on the editorial boards of Environmental Politics; New Political Economy; Organisation and Environment; Global Environmental Politics; Ethics, Place and Environment: A Journal of Philosophy and geography; Global Change, Peace & Security; International Political Theory; Environmental Values: Ethics and International Affairs; and International Theory: A Journal of International Politics, Law and Philosophy.


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