Di., 18.01.2022

Room 1.181 (Main Building) & via Zoom

UniversitätWirtschaft und GesellschaftWichtig

Climate change as transformational politics: de (and re)politicisation, purification, and complexity

Matthew Paterson

Climate change as transformational politics: de (and re)politicisation, purification, and complexity

When does a crisis create the possibility of transformation and/or radical change? Public lecture by Matthew Paterson (University of Manchester).

Matthew Paterson is Professor of International Politics at the University of Manchester and Research Director of the Sustainable Consumption Institute. His research focuses on the political economy, global governance, and cultural politics of climate change. His latest work will be published during 2021 as In Search of Climate Politics (Cambridge University Press).

His talk is part of the lecture series "The Political Economy of Crises and Transformations", in which speakers present different political-economic perspectives on crises and transformations. Guests include Heiner Flassbeck (economist), Bob Jessop (University of Lancaster), Daniela Gabor (UWE Bristol), Amanda Machin (Witten/Herdecke University), Franziska Müller (University of Hamburg), Brett Christophers (Uppsala University), Jason Moore (Binghamton University), Bill McKibben (economist and activist), and Matthew Paterson (University of Manchester) (in order of appearance).

At the end of each session, we will discuss what we have heard, incorporating the learnings from the previous sessions, in order to develop a shared vision of how the various crises are related and what a future sustainable international economic and political system and society might look like. To this end, we have created an interactive Prezi mindmap where you can navigate through the key insights from each session.

For more information on the lecture series, visit


Termin :
Di., 18.01.2022, 18:30 Uhr
UniversitätWirtschaft und GesellschaftWichtig

Room 1.181 (Main Building) & via Zoom


Wittener Universitätsgesellschaft (WUG) + PPE Institute for Social and Institutional Change (ISIC)


no registration is required.




You can participate either by following the 3G rule on campus or by joining online via Zoom.

Public lecture: all interested parties are heartily invited.

Lecture will be held in English.

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