Marit Hammond is a political theorist, based at Keele University. As co-investigator with CUSP, she is carrying out research in our P theme, exploring the political foundations for new forms of sustainable prosperity.

Marit is a political theorist with a research interest in normative democratic theory and environmental political theory, and their intersection. In particular, she is interested in deliberative democracy, especially in relation to culture; the concept of environmental sustainability, and its democratic governance; associative democracy and the democratic role of civic associations; as well as a few other issues in environmental politics, democratic theory, and political philosophy.

Within CUSP, Marit is a co-investigator in the P4 project of our P-theme, exploring the political foundations for new forms of sustainable prosperity. Specifically, she is developing a normative account of new forms of democracy as a foundation for both a cultural and an institutional shift towards the kind of reflexivity that is needed for new horizons of prosperity, and the socio-political opportunities to realise them. This normative account then ties in with the structural, institutional, and civil society approaches to exploring the promise of different socio-political pathways towards sustainable prosperity within the overall P theme.

Publications (selected)

Böker, M. (forthcoming), ‘Justification, Critique and Deliberative Legitimacy: The Limits of Mini-Publics.’ Forthcoming in Contemporary Political Theory.

Böker, M. (forthcoming), ‘The Concept of “Realistic Utopia”: Ideal Theory as Critique.’ Forthcoming in Constellations.

Curato, N. and Böker, M. (forthcoming), ‘Linking Mini-Publics to the Deliberative System: A Research Agenda.’ Forthcoming in Policy Sciences.

Böhmelt, T., M. Böker, and H. Ward (forthcoming), ‘Democratic inclusiveness, climate policy output, and climate policy outcomes.’ Forthcoming in Democratization.

Böker, M. and S. Elstub (2015), ‘The Possibility of Critical Mini-Publics: Realpolitk and Normative Cycles in Democratic Theory.’ Representation 51 (1): 125-144.