Research Interests

A longstanding interest in integrating environmental values and perspectives into social and political theory has been manifest in a number of projects over the years: from my first ever article on Ecosocialism, through the books Ecological Thought, Political Theory and Ecological Values and the project on Constitutional Environmental Rights, to, most recently, a project (nearing completion) on Global Justice: An Ecological Perspective.  Currently I am also revisiting the environmental rights theme as I prepare a four volume collection on Human Rights and the Environment for Routledge.

Alongside that interest I have always been fascinated – as well as vexed – by rights theory.  A book on this is taking shape in the background, and an early glimpse of some of the thinking is the paper ‘On Prepositional Duties’ published in the journal Ethics.

Some of my work could be considered as belonging to environmental ethics.  A recent example is the state-of-the-art review essay published in the journal Nature: Climate Change on ‘Climate Change and Ethics’.

Currently (2015) I am preparing a big interdisciplinary project on fairness as an idea that spans many disciplines and areas of practice, and I hope to post something about it before too long.

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