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)

Hammond, M 2019. A Cultural Account of Ecological Democracy. In: Environmental Values, Vol.28, No.1.

Hammond, M and G Smith 2017. Sustainable Prosperity and Democracy—A Research Agenda. CUSP Working Paper No 8. Guildford: University of Surrey.

Böker, M 2017. Justification, Critique and Deliberative Legitimacy: The Limits of Mini-Publics. In: Contemporary Political Theory, 16/01, pp 19–40.

Böker, M 2017. The Concept of “Realistic Utopia”: Ideal Theory as Critique. In: Constellations, 24/1.

Curato, N and M Böker 2016. Linking Mini-Publics to the Deliberative System: A Research Agenda. In: Policy Sciences, 49/2, pp 173–190.

Böhmelt, T, M Böker, and H Ward 2016. Democratic inclusiveness, climate policy output, and climate policy outcomes. In: Democratization, 23/7.

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

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