John Dryzek is Professor of Political Science and an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and former Head of the Departments of Political Science at the Universities of Oregon and Melbourne. He also served as head of Social and Political Theory program at ANU, and was the former editor of the Australian Journal of Political Science.
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. He has published three books in this area with Oxford University Press and Basil Blackwell. His recent works on climate change include The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society (co-edited with Richard Norgaard and David Schlosberg, 2011).
Dryzek has also worked on comparative studies of democratization, post-positivist public policy analysis, and the history and philosophy of social science. His Federation Fellowship funds work on deliberative global governance (with special reference to climate change) and democratization interpreted in deliberative terms (with special reference to East Asia).
- John S. Dryek and Haley Stevenson, "Global Democracy and Earth System Governance,", ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS 2011.
- John S. Dryzek, David Schlosberg, and Richard Norgaard, eds, THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND SOCIETY, Oxford University Press, 2011.