Professor David Schlosberg

B.A. (Honors), University of California Santa Cruz, PhD, MS, University of Oregon
Professor of Environmental Politics

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 7094

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Biographical details

David Schlosberg is Professor of Environmental Politics in theDepartment of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, and is known internationally for his work in environmental politics, environmental movements, and political theory - in particular the intersection of the three with his work on environmental justice. Most recently, he has co-authored Climate-Challenged Society (Oxford 2013) with John Dryzek of ANU and Richard Norgaard of UC Berkeley; the same team edited The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society (Oxford 2011). Professor Schlosberg has held visiting appointments at the London School of Economics, Australian National University, and Princeton University. His current research includes work on climate justice - in particular justice in adaptation strategies and policies, and the question of human obligations of justice to the nonhuman realm. He is also examining the sustainable practices of new environmental movement groups – in particular their attention to flows of power and goods in relation to food, energy, housing, transportation, and crafting and making.

Research interests

  • Environmental Political Thought
  • Environmental Politics
  • Environmental and Climate Justice
  • Climate Change Politics and Adaptation
  • Environmental Movements
  • Sustainable Materialism
  • Contemporary Political Theory

Teaching and supervision

Current Courses
  • GOVT2615 - Topics in Environmental Politics
  • GOVT6223 - Topics in Environmental Politics
  • GOVT4101 - Environmental and Climate Justice

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2014

  • The New Environmentalism of Everyday Life: Sustainability, Material Flows, and the Evolution of Environmental Movements; Schlosberg D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2013

  • Human Animal Research Network; Probyn-Rapsey F, Belov K, Black C, Degeling C, Fawcett (Quain) A, Irvine R, Johnston J, Lea T, Kindt J, Michael M, McGreevy P, McManus P, Raubenheimer D, Schlosberg D, Spurr B, Shine R, Wadiwel D; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

2012

  • Rethinking Climate Justice in an Age of Adaptation: Capabilities, Local Variation, and Public Deliberation.; Schlosberg D, Niemeyer S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • The Sydney Network on Climate Change and Society; McCalman I, Schlosberg D, Bashford A, Probyn E, Allon F, Giles P, Smith V, Marks P, Celermajer D, Mikler J, Chester L, Gurran N, Shrestha K, Lyster R, McManus P, Pritchard W, Neilson J, Byrne M, Wright C, de Berigny Wall C; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
  • The Sydney Social Justice Project; Carney T, Celermajer D, Connell R, Freebody P, Goodwin S, Graycar R, Ivison D, Keane J, Kinley D, Meagher G, Schlosberg D, Sluga G, Tormey S; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

2010

  • The Environmental Humanities Group; McCalman I, Bashford A, White S, McCreery C, Gibbs M, Schlosberg D, Celermajer D, Philp J, Robertson S, Fitzmaurice A, Giles P, Marks P, Hardie M, Smith V, Alt C, Race K, Allon F; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Dryzek, J., Norgaard, R., Schlosberg, D. (2013). Climate-Challenged Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Schlosberg, D. (2007). Defining Environmental Justice: Theories, Movements, and Nature. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Dryzek, J., Schlosberg, D. (2005). The Environmental Politics Reader: Debating The Earth: The Environmental Politics Reader - Second Edition. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

Edited Books

  • Dryzek, J., Norgaard, R., Schlosberg, D. (2011). The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Bomberg, E., Schlosberg, D. (2008). Environmentalism in the United States: Changing Patterns of Activism and Advocacy. United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Book Chapters

  • Schlosberg, D. (2012). Justice, Ecological Integrity, and Climate Change. In Allen Thompson and Jeremy Bendik-Keymer (Eds.), Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change: Human Virtues of the Future, (pp. 165-183). Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.
  • Dryzek, J., Norgaard, R., Schlosberg, D. (2011). Climate Change and Society: Approaches and Responses. In John S. Dryzek, Richard B. Norgaard and David Schlosberg (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society, (pp. 3-17). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Schlosberg, D., Zavestoski, S., Shulman, S. (2009). Deliberation in E-Rulemaking? The Problem of Mass Participation. In Todd Davies, Seeta Pena Gangadharan (Eds.), Online Deliberation: Design, Research, and Practice, (pp. 133-148). San Francisco, United States: CSLI Publications.
  • Schlosberg, D., Rinfret, S. (2008). Ecological Modernisation, American Style. In Elizabeth Bomberg, David Schlosberg (Eds.), Environmentalism in the United States: Changing Patterns of Activism and Advocacy. United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Schlosberg, D., Bomberg, E. (2008). Perspectives on American Environmentalism. In Elizabeth Bomberg, David Schlosberg (Eds.), Environmentalism in the United States: Changing Patterns of Activism and Advocacy. United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Bomberg, E., Schlosberg, D. (2008). US Environmentalism in Comparative Perspective. In Elizabeth Bomberg, David Schlosberg (Eds.), Environmentalism in the United States: Changing Patterns of Activism and Advocacy. United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Schlosberg, D. (2007). Reconceiving Environmental Justice: Global Movements and Political Theories. In Ian Lowe, Jouni Paavola (Eds.), Environmental Values in a Globalizing World: Nature, Justice and Governance. United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Schlosberg, D. (2006). The Pluralist Imagination. In John S. Dryzek; Bonnie Honig; Anne Phillips (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Schlosberg, D., Shulman, S., Zavestoski, S. (2006). Virtual Environmental Citizenship: Web-Based Public Participation in Rule Making in the United States. In Andrew Dobson, Derek Bell (Eds.), Environmental Citizenship, (pp. 207-236). United States: MIT Press.
  • Schlosberg, D. (2005). Environmental and Ecological Justice: Theory and Practice in the United States. In John Barry, Robyn Eckersley (Eds.), The State and the Global Ecological Crisis, (pp. 97-116). United States: MIT Press.
  • Schlosberg, D. (2005). Networks and Mobile Arrangements: Organizational Innovation in the U.S. Environmental Justice Movement. In John S. Dryzek, David Schlosberg (Eds.), The Environmental Politics Reader: Debating The Earth: The Environmental Politics Reader - Second Edition. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

Journals

  • Schlosberg, D., Collins, L. (2014). From environmental to climate justice: climate change and the discourse of environmental justice. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 5, 359-374. [More Information]
  • Schlosberg, D. (2013). Political Challenges of the Climate-Changed Society. PS: Political Science and Politics, 46(1), 13-17. [More Information]
  • Schlosberg, D. (2013). Theorising environmental justice: the expanding sphere of a discourse. Environmental Politics, 22(1), 37-55. [More Information]
  • Schlosberg, D. (2012). Climate Justice and Capabilities: A Framework for Adaptation Policy. Ethics and International Affairs, 26(4), 445-461. [More Information]
  • Schlosberg, D., Carruthers, D. (2010). Indigenous Struggles, Environmental Justice, and Community Capabilities. Global Environmental Politics, 10(4), 12-35. [More Information]
  • Schlosberg, D., Rinfret, S. (2008). Ecological modernisation, American style. Environmental Politics, 17(2), 254-275. [More Information]
  • Schlosberg, D., Bomberg, E. (2008). Perspectives on American environmentalism. Environmental Politics, 17(2), 187-199. [More Information]
  • Bomberg, E., Schlosberg, D. (2008). US environmentalism in comparative perspective. Environmental Politics, 17(2), 337-348. [More Information]
  • Schlosberg, D., Zavestoski, S., Shulman, S. (2007). Democracy and E-Rulemaking: Web-Based Technologies, Participation, and the Potential for Deliberation. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 4(1), 37-55. [More Information]
  • Zavestoski, S., Shulman, S., Schlosberg, D. (2006). Democracy and the Environment on the Internet: Electronic Citizen Participation in Regulatory Rulemaking. Science, Technology and Human Values, 31(4), 383-408. [More Information]
  • Schlosberg, D. (2004). Reconceiving Environmental Justice: Global Movements And Political Theories. Environmental Politics, 13(3), 517-540. [More Information]

2014

  • Schlosberg, D., Collins, L. (2014). From environmental to climate justice: climate change and the discourse of environmental justice. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 5, 359-374. [More Information]

2013

  • Dryzek, J., Norgaard, R., Schlosberg, D. (2013). Climate-Challenged Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Schlosberg, D. (2013). Political Challenges of the Climate-Changed Society. PS: Political Science and Politics, 46(1), 13-17. [More Information]
  • Schlosberg, D. (2013). Theorising environmental justice: the expanding sphere of a discourse. Environmental Politics, 22(1), 37-55. [More Information]

2012

  • Schlosberg, D. (2012). Climate Justice and Capabilities: A Framework for Adaptation Policy. Ethics and International Affairs, 26(4), 445-461. [More Information]
  • Schlosberg, D. (2012). Justice, Ecological Integrity, and Climate Change. In Allen Thompson and Jeremy Bendik-Keymer (Eds.), Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change: Human Virtues of the Future, (pp. 165-183). Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

2011

  • Dryzek, J., Norgaard, R., Schlosberg, D. (2011). Climate Change and Society: Approaches and Responses. In John S. Dryzek, Richard B. Norgaard and David Schlosberg (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society, (pp. 3-17). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Dryzek, J., Norgaard, R., Schlosberg, D. (2011). The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society. New York: Oxford University Press.

2010

  • Schlosberg, D., Carruthers, D. (2010). Indigenous Struggles, Environmental Justice, and Community Capabilities. Global Environmental Politics, 10(4), 12-35. [More Information]

2009

  • Schlosberg, D., Zavestoski, S., Shulman, S. (2009). Deliberation in E-Rulemaking? The Problem of Mass Participation. In Todd Davies, Seeta Pena Gangadharan (Eds.), Online Deliberation: Design, Research, and Practice, (pp. 133-148). San Francisco, United States: CSLI Publications.

2008

  • Schlosberg, D., Rinfret, S. (2008). Ecological Modernisation, American Style. In Elizabeth Bomberg, David Schlosberg (Eds.), Environmentalism in the United States: Changing Patterns of Activism and Advocacy. United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Schlosberg, D., Rinfret, S. (2008). Ecological modernisation, American style. Environmental Politics, 17(2), 254-275. [More Information]
  • Bomberg, E., Schlosberg, D. (2008). Environmentalism in the United States: Changing Patterns of Activism and Advocacy. United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Schlosberg, D., Bomberg, E. (2008). Perspectives on American Environmentalism. In Elizabeth Bomberg, David Schlosberg (Eds.), Environmentalism in the United States: Changing Patterns of Activism and Advocacy. United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Schlosberg, D., Bomberg, E. (2008). Perspectives on American environmentalism. Environmental Politics, 17(2), 187-199. [More Information]
  • Bomberg, E., Schlosberg, D. (2008). US Environmentalism in Comparative Perspective. In Elizabeth Bomberg, David Schlosberg (Eds.), Environmentalism in the United States: Changing Patterns of Activism and Advocacy. United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Bomberg, E., Schlosberg, D. (2008). US environmentalism in comparative perspective. Environmental Politics, 17(2), 337-348. [More Information]

2007

  • Schlosberg, D. (2007). Defining Environmental Justice: Theories, Movements, and Nature. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Schlosberg, D., Zavestoski, S., Shulman, S. (2007). Democracy and E-Rulemaking: Web-Based Technologies, Participation, and the Potential for Deliberation. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 4(1), 37-55. [More Information]
  • Schlosberg, D. (2007). Reconceiving Environmental Justice: Global Movements and Political Theories. In Ian Lowe, Jouni Paavola (Eds.), Environmental Values in a Globalizing World: Nature, Justice and Governance. United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2006

  • Zavestoski, S., Shulman, S., Schlosberg, D. (2006). Democracy and the Environment on the Internet: Electronic Citizen Participation in Regulatory Rulemaking. Science, Technology and Human Values, 31(4), 383-408. [More Information]
  • Schlosberg, D. (2006). The Pluralist Imagination. In John S. Dryzek; Bonnie Honig; Anne Phillips (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Schlosberg, D., Shulman, S., Zavestoski, S. (2006). Virtual Environmental Citizenship: Web-Based Public Participation in Rule Making in the United States. In Andrew Dobson, Derek Bell (Eds.), Environmental Citizenship, (pp. 207-236). United States: MIT Press.

2005

  • Schlosberg, D. (2005). Environmental and Ecological Justice: Theory and Practice in the United States. In John Barry, Robyn Eckersley (Eds.), The State and the Global Ecological Crisis, (pp. 97-116). United States: MIT Press.
  • Schlosberg, D. (2005). Networks and Mobile Arrangements: Organizational Innovation in the U.S. Environmental Justice Movement. In John S. Dryzek, David Schlosberg (Eds.), The Environmental Politics Reader: Debating The Earth: The Environmental Politics Reader - Second Edition. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Dryzek, J., Schlosberg, D. (2005). The Environmental Politics Reader: Debating The Earth: The Environmental Politics Reader - Second Edition. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

2004

  • Schlosberg, D. (2004). Reconceiving Environmental Justice: Global Movements And Political Theories. Environmental Politics, 13(3), 517-540. [More Information]

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