Members of the Institute
John Dryzek is Centenary Professor in the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the ANZSOG Institute for Governance. Before moving to the University of Canberra he was Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Australian Research Council Federation Fellow at the Australian National University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, former Head of the Departments of Political Science at the Universities of Oregon and Melbourne and of the Social and Political Theory program at ANU, and former editor of the Australian Journal of Political Science. In a 2010 poll of American political theorists he was listed in their top 20 ‘scholars doing excellent work today whose work will be influential during the next 20 years’ , and was the most highly ranked scholar based outside North America.
Working in both political theory and empirical social science, he is best known for his contributions in the areas of democratic theory and practice and environmental politics. One of the instigators of the 'deliberative turn' in democratic theory, he has published five books in this area with Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and Polity Press. His work in environmental politics ranges from green political philosophy to studies of environmental discourses and movements to global climate governance, and he has published five books in this area with Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and Basil Blackwell.
He has also worked on comparative studies of democratization, post-positivist public policy analysis, and the history and philosophy of social science. His current research emphasizes global environmental justice, governance in the Anthropocene (a new era of instability in the Earth system), and cultural variety in deliberative practice.
Götz Kaufmann graduated in political science (2003) and obtained a doctoral degree in environmental sociology (2012) at Free University Berlin. He received his Staatsexamen (teacher's degree) from Justus Liebig University in Giessen (2018) in the field of Anglophone studies (English as a foreign language) and Politics & Economy.
Since 2012, he is an associated researcher at Environmental Policy Research Centre of Free University Berlin. He was visiting lecturer at the Institute for Political Science of Phillips University Marburg in 2017. There he was member of the Marburg Centre for Canadian Studies from 2017-2018.
He is member of the editorial board of the journal Environmental Justice since 2016.
He held professional research posts in Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Israel, and Canada working on topics such as environmental justice, sustainable development, globalization, political economy, political ecology, and climate change. His overall field of expertise is methods.
His extended research interests cover corporate social responsibility, indigenous rights, and sustainability in the context of the new Trumpism in the world (Rassemblement National, BREXIT, AfD in Germany, Donald Trump and US Democracy).
He is the founder of the Environmental Justice Institute (EJI)in 2014, and was leading the research team of his postdoc project CC-VISAGES at the EJI from 2013-2015.
Working at the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU), he taught courses on environmental justice, sustainable development, social movements, and environmental policy in Brazil, Germany, and Canada.
On behalf of the EJI, he gave synchronous e-lectures with students and guest lecturers from around the world, like the one in winter term 2017 on environmental justice and sustainable development at Phillips University of Marburg (see above).
Miranda Schreurs is full Professor for Environment and Climate Policy at the Bavarian School of Public Policy (Hochschule fur Politik München) of Technical University of Munich since 2016. Prior to this she was the director of the Environmental Policy Research Centre and Professor of Comparative Politics at the Freie Universität Berlin and before she worked as Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland. Schreurs’ work focuses on comparative environmental politics and policy in Europe, the US, and East Asia. She was born and raised in the United States and has also lived for extended periods in Japan and Germany and briefly in the Netherlands. Her PhD is from the University of Michingan and her MA and BA from the University of Washington. She has also spent time researching or teaching at Harvard University, Utrecht University, the Freie Universität Berlin, Keio University, Chuo University, and Rikkyo University and has held fellowships from the SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Program on International Peace and Security Affairs, the Fulbright Foundation, and the National Science Foundation/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.