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


Robert Paehlke
Commentary on Economics for a Full World

June 2015





Robert Paehlke
Commentary on The Degrowth Alternative

February 2015







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