Robert Paehlke

Robert Paehlke

Robert Paehlke, a political scientist, is Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Resource Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. He was editor of the environmental journal/magazine Alternatives from its founding in 1971 until 1982 and continues to serve on its editorial board and blogs on the politics of the environment. He is author or editor of seven books, including Hegemony and Global Citizenship: Transitional Governance for the 21st Century (2014); Some Like It Cold: the Politics of Climate Change in Canada (2008); Democracy’s Dilemma: Environment, Social Equity and the Global Economy (MIT Press, 2004) and Environmentalism and the Future Of Progressive Politics (Yale UP, 1991). In 1995 he edited Conservation and Environmentalism: An Encyclopedia.

GTI Contributions
Commentary on Against Ecocide - Robert Paehlke
Roundtable
Contribution to GTI Roundtable "Against Ecocide"
An exchange on the viewpoint Against Ecocide: Legal Protection for Earth
August 2016

Commentary on Economics for a Full World - Robert Paehlke
Roundtable
Contribution to GTI Roundtable "Full-World Economics"
An exchange on the essay Economics for a Full World
June 2015

Commentary on The Degrowth Alternative - Robert Paehlke
Roundtable
Contribution to GTI Roundtable "On Degrowth"
An exchange on the viewpoint The Degrowth Alternative
February 2015

Commentary on Changing the Political Climate - Robert Paehlke
Roundtable
Contribution to GTI Roundtable "Transitional Imperatives"
September 2014

Global Citizenship: Plausible Fears and Necessary Dreams
Essay
Global Citizenship: Plausible Fears and Necessary Dreams
June 2014

In an increasingly interdependent world, the question is not whether there will be global governance, but whether it will be democratic and integrative. To democratize international affairs, we must expand the concept and practice of citizenship through a global citizens movement.

With commentary by John Bunzl, Peter Christoff, Richard Falk, John Martin Gillroy, Liisa Horelli, and Michael Karlberg