Episode 2: Introduction to EcoPolitics


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In this episode, we speak with Dr. James Meadowcroft, Professor in both the School of Public Policy and Administration and in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. He sheds some light on how the environment became a defining issue in the discipline of Political Science, and shares how an organization called the Transition Accelerator works to advance technological, business and social change for a more sustainable future.



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James Meadowcroft
Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration and Department of Political Science, Carleton University.

Guest Bio

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Peter Andrée
Professor, Department of Political Science, Carleton University

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Ryan M. Katz-Rosene
Assistant Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa

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Guest Bio

James Meadowcroft 
Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration and Department of Political Science, Carleton University.

transitionaccelerator.ca

James Meadowcroft is a Professor in the Department of Political Science, and the graduate School of Public Policy and Administration, at Carleton University. He has written widely on environmental politics and policy, democratic participation and deliberative democracy, sustainable development, and socio- technical transitions. Recent work focuses on energy and the transition to a low carbon society. It includes publications on carbon capture and storage (CCS), smart grids, the development of Ontario's electricity system, the politics of socio-technical transitions, negative carbon emissions, and Canada’s response to climate change. Meadowcroft is a research director of the Transition Accelerator. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Tampere in Finland.