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PhD in Environment and Politics

This doctoral programme involves interdisciplinary research that cuts across these two disciplines. Students are jointly supervised by a member of the Department of Environment and Geography and the Department of Politics. Both Departments have strong research cultures: Environment has a graduate research school of around 40 students and Politics has around 50 research students. 

Previous students have worked on a wide range of topics including:

  • Discursive democracy and the use of fire in forestry management in Queensland
  • The effectiveness of international environmental regimes: the Mediterranean Action Plan
  • Power and common property resources in community forestry in Mexico
  • Institutions in natural resource management: Ecological and Socio-economic Implications for the Management of Valuable Tree Species in Agroforestry Parklands

Former student Jean-Paul Skeete undertook research to determine what effect the motorsports industry is having on the transition to low-carbon technologies in the private car market.

Informal enquiries about the programme should be made to Professor Neil Carter.

You can apply for the PhD in Environment and Politics using the online application system. If you've not already done so, please read the application guidance.

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