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.