University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science


Faculty - Robert V. Bartlett

Prof. Robert V. Bartlett, Professor and Gund Chair of Liberal Arts

Robert Bartlett, Professor and Gund Chair of the Liberal Arts (2006)

Area of expertise

Environmental Policy and Politics, Green Politics and Political Theory

Contact Information
Office: Old Mill 501
Phone: 802.656.8142

Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday - 2:00-3:00; Friday - 2:00-4:00 or by appointment.

Professor Bartlett teaches courses in US environmental politics, comparative environmental politics, international environmental governance, and policy analysis. His current research focuses on environmental democracy, namely, the applicability of theories of deliberative democracy to environmental policy and politics and, in turn, the implications of practical policy considerations for theorizing about deliberative democracy. His main current project is on democracy, earth system governance, and the Anthropocene. He has twice been a Senior Fulbright Scholar (New Zealand and Ireland). In spring 2007 he was the Distinguished Fulbright Chair of Environmental Policies at the Turin Polytechnic Institute and University in Italy. He has published many articles and ten books, including:

  • (With Walter F. Baber) Consensus and Global Environmental Governance: Deliberative Democracy in Nature's Regime. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2015.
  • (With Debashish Munshi and Priya Kurian) "Sustainable Citizenship for a Technological World: Negotiating Deliberative Dialectics," Citizenship Studies 18 (3-4, 2014): 435-451.
  • (With Walter F. Baber) "Green Political Ideas and Environmental Policy." In the Oxford Handbook on U.S. Environmental Policy, ed. Sheldon Kamieniecki and Michael E. Kraft. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • (With Walter F. Baber) "International Law and Global Climate Change." In The Oxford Handbook on Climate Change and Society, ed. John S. Dryzek, Richard B. Norgaard and David Schlosberg. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

In 2012 Professor Bartlett was recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture Award.  In 2016 the University of Vermont named him a University Scholar.