dr. M. Bourban (Michel)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I work in moral, political, and legal philosophy. I carry out research in fields such as environmental ethics, environmental politics, climate justice, animal ethics, and responsible innovation. I currently work on topics such as citizenship, sustainability, ecoanxiety, geoengineering, and energy transition.

Personal website: https://www.michelbourban.com/

Recent publications:

- Bourban, Michel (2022) "Ethics, Energy Transition, and Ecological Citizenship", in Letcher, Trevor (ed.), Comprehensive Renewable Energy (2nd ed.), Vol.9, Oxford: Elsevier: 204–220.

- Bourban, Michel (2021) "Strong Sustainability Ethics", Environmental Ethics, 43 (4): 291–314.


Engineering & Materials Science
Ethical Aspects
Social Sciences
Climate Change
Climate Policy
Arts & Humanities
Small Islands


Bourban, M. (2022). Ethics, Energy Transition, and Ecological Citizenship. In T. M. Letcher (Ed.), Comprehensive Renewable Energy (2 ed., Vol. 9, pp. 204-220). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-819727-1.00030-3
Bourban, M. (2021). Climate Justice in the Non-Ideal Circumstances of International Negotiations. In Principles of Justice and Real-World Climate Politics (pp. 59-88). Rowman & Littlefield International.
Bourban, M. (2021). Promoting justice in global climate policies. In É. Laurent, & K. Zwickl (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of the Environment (pp. 226–242). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367814533-19
Bourban, M., & Broussois, L. (2020). The Most Good We Can Do or the Best Person We Can Be? Ethics, Policy and Environment, 23(2), 159-179. https://doi.org/10.1080/21550085.2020.1848175
Baatz, C. , & Bourban, M. (2019). Distributing scarce adaptation finance across SIDS: Effectiveness, not efficiency. In C. Klöck, & M. Fink (Eds.), Dealing with climate change on small islands: Towards effective and sustainable adaptation (pp. 77–99). Universitätsverlag Göttingen. https://doi.org/10.17875/gup2019-1212

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