Professor and Gund Chair of the Liberal Arts (2006)

Professor Bartlett teaches courses on the politics of environmentalism, comparative environmental politics, international environmental governance, the politics of climate warming, and public policy tools and processes.  He has published widely on environmental politics and governance, deliberative democracy, Anthropocene politics, technology policy, green political ideas, and environmental policy through impact assessment.  In addition to many research articles, his ten books include Consensus and Global Environmental Governance: Deliberative Democracy in Nature’s Regime (2015), Global Democracy and Sustainable Jurisprudence: Deliberative Environmental Law (2009), and Deliberative Environmental Politics: Democracy and Ecological Rationality (2005).

He has twice served as Senior Fulbright Scholar (Lincoln University and University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and Trinity College, Ireland).  In 2007 he was Distinguished Fulbright Chair of Environmental Policies at the Turin Polytechnic Institute and University in Italy.  In 2019 he will be the Fulbright-Diplomatic Academy Visiting Professor of International Studies at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria.

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.


  • (With Walter F. Baber) 2018. “Deliberative Democracy and the Environment,” in The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy, eds. André Bächtiger, Jane Mansbridge, Mark Warren, and John Dryzek. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 755-767.
  • (With Walter F. Baber) 2018. “Consensual Environmental Policy in the Anthropocene: Governing What Humanity Hath Wrought,” in Public Policy, Governance and Polarization: Making Governance Work, eds. David K. Jesuit and Russell Alan Williams. New York: Routledge, pp. 87-105.
  • (With Walter F. Baber) 2015. “Democratic Accountability in the Anthopocene: Toward a Non-Legislative Model.” In Environmental Governance in the Anthropocene: Institutions and Legitimacy in a Complex World, ed. Philipp Pattberg and Fariborz Zelli. London: Routledge, 2015, pp. 167-183.
  • (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.
Robert V. Bartlett

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Environmental Policy and Politics, Green Politics and Political Theory. Current research focus is on democracy, environmental policy and international jurisprudence.


  • B.A., Indiana University
  • M.P.A., Indiana University
  • Ph.D., Indiana University


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Office Location:

Old Mill 501

Office Hours:

On research leave Fall 2020