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 am currently working on two related research projects. The first is on the relationship between cosmopolitan citizenship, ecological citizenship, and sustainability. The second project investigates ethical questions raised by geoengineering measures, especially negative emissions technologies.

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

Recent publications:

- Bourban, Michel (2023) "Eco-Anxiety and the Responses of Ecological Citizenship and Mindfulness", in Kassiola, Joel J. and Luke, Timothy W. (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Environmental Politics and Theory, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan: 65–88.

- 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.

- Bourban, Michel and Rochel, Johan (2021) "Synergies in Innovation: Lessons Learnt from Innovation Ethics for Responsible Innovation", Philosophy & Technology 34 (2): 373–394.



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


Bourban, M. (2023). Eco-Anxiety and the Responses of Ecological Citizenship and Mindfulness. In J. Kassiola, & T. Like (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Environmental Politics and Theory (pp. 65). Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-14346-5_4
Bourban, M., Broussois, L., & Fragniere, A. (2023). Philosophie du changement climatique: Éthique, politique, nature. Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin.
Bourban, M. (2022). Éthique climatique. In W. Nathanael, & W. Christopher (Eds.), Humains. Un dictionnaire d’anthropologie prospective, (pp. 224-232). Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin.
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). 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. (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., & 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

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