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Democracy and democratisation (2022)
Book Chapter
Hammond, M. (2022). Democracy and democratisation. In Handbook of Critical Environmental Politics (333-346). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781839100673.00033

Amidst numerous high-profile citizens' assemblies on climate change, the role of democracy in (critical) environmental politics is receiving renewed attention. In this chapter, I argue democratisation rightly has a long pedigree in environmental poli... Read More about Democracy and democratisation.

Deliberation and sustainability (2021)
Book Chapter
Hammond, M., & Smith, G. (2021). Deliberation and sustainability. In The Routledge Handbook of Democracy and Sustainability (96-106). (1). Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429024085-9

The relationship between deliberation and sustainability is contested. A contrast can be drawn between the application of deliberation as a policy instrument and the idea of deliberative democracy as a critical social theory that challenges broader s... Read More about Deliberation and sustainability.

Imagination and Critique in Environmental Politics (2021)
Journal Article
Hammond. (2021). Imagination and Critique in Environmental Politics. Environmental Politics, 30(1-2), https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2021.1880062

Against environmentalism’s roots in radical re-thinking of society, mainstream environmental politics has become a largely technical, problem-solving matter of realising concrete targets. Environmental politics scholarship seems to have followed suit... Read More about Imagination and Critique in Environmental Politics.

Democratic Deliberation for Sustainability Transformations: Between Constructiveness and Disruption (2020)
Journal Article
Hammond. (2020). Democratic Deliberation for Sustainability Transformations: Between Constructiveness and Disruption. Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/15487733.2020.1814588

The discourse on sustainability transformations moves beyond accommodationist, reformist framings of sustainability to imply a radical, systemic shift toward new sustainable trajectories. While democracy has been accorded a central role in sustainabi... Read More about Democratic Deliberation for Sustainability Transformations: Between Constructiveness and Disruption.

Democratic Innovations after the Post-Democratic Turn: Between Activation and Empowerment (2020)
Journal Article
Hammond. (2020). Democratic Innovations after the Post-Democratic Turn: Between Activation and Empowerment. Critical Policy Studies, 15(2), https://doi.org/10.1080/19460171.2020.1733629

When it comes to the status of democracy, the current times present a curious chasm: On the one hand, the depoliticization of contemporary discourses and institutions has led to both the diagnosis of a factual ‘post-democracy’ and a normative legitim... Read More about Democratic Innovations after the Post-Democratic Turn: Between Activation and Empowerment.

A democratic bearing: Admirable citizens, uneven injustice, and critical theory: Stephen K. White Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2017, xxiv+217pp., ISBN: 978-1-107-16847-3 (2019)
Journal Article
Hammond, M. (2021). A democratic bearing: Admirable citizens, uneven injustice, and critical theory: Stephen K. White Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2017, xxiv+217pp., ISBN: 978-1-107-16847-3. Contemporary Political Theory, 20(S2), 67-70. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41296-019-00374-4

Critical theory is needed in the world today. As populists gain support across Western societies, and the disenchanted turn against scapegoated ‘others’ to voice their frustration, the future of democracy is at stake. Stephen K. White gives us a powe... Read More about A democratic bearing: Admirable citizens, uneven injustice, and critical theory: Stephen K. White Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2017, xxiv+217pp., ISBN: 978-1-107-16847-3.

Deliberative Democracy as a Critical Theory (2019)
Journal Article
Hammond. (2019). Deliberative Democracy as a Critical Theory. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 22(7), 787-808. https://doi.org/10.1080/13698230.2018.1438333

Deliberative democracy’s roots in critical theory are often invoked in relation to deliberative norms; yet critical theory also stands for an ambition to provoke tangible change in the real world of political practice. From this perspective, this pap... Read More about Deliberative Democracy as a Critical Theory.

Sustainability as a Cultural Transformation: The Role of Deliberative Democracy (2019)
Journal Article
Hammond. (2019). Sustainability as a Cultural Transformation: The Role of Deliberative Democracy. Environmental Politics, 29(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2019.1684731

What might break the ‘glass ceiling’ that has so far prevented a deep sustainability transformation? I consider the cultural dimension of such a transformation. Cultural meanings not only provide the building blocks of individuals’ life stories, but... Read More about Sustainability as a Cultural Transformation: The Role of Deliberative Democracy.

A Cultural Account of Ecological Democracy (2019)
Journal Article
Hammond. (2019). A Cultural Account of Ecological Democracy. Environmental Values, 28(1), 55-74. https://doi.org/10.3197/096327119X15445433913578

In the debate around ecological democracy, a pivotal point of contention has long been the question why democracy should actually be expected, as some claim, to deliver (more) ecological outcomes. This point is empirical as well as conceptual: it is... Read More about A Cultural Account of Ecological Democracy.

Justification, Critique and Deliberative Legitimacy: The Limits of Mini-Publics (2016)
Journal Article
Böker, M. (2016). Justification, Critique and Deliberative Legitimacy: The Limits of Mini-Publics. Contemporary Political Theory, 16, 19-40. https://doi.org/10.1057/cpt.2016.11

I contend that the popular ‘mini-publics’ approach to implementing deliberation in practice is unable to realize deliberative democracy in a way that fulfills the deliberative democratic standard of legitimacy. Deliberative democratic legitimacy requ... Read More about Justification, Critique and Deliberative Legitimacy: The Limits of Mini-Publics.

Democratic Inclusiveness, Climate Policy Outputs, and Climate Policy Outcomes (2015)
Journal Article
Böhmelt, T., Böker, M., & Ward, H. (2015). Democratic Inclusiveness, Climate Policy Outputs, and Climate Policy Outcomes. Democratization, 23(7), 1272-1291. https://doi.org/10.1080/13510347.2015.1094059

In an ideal inclusive political system, all citizens are equally able to influence and challenge policies. We focus on how inclusiveness affects climate policies and outcomes. We argue that more inclusive systems should produce more policies in respo... Read More about Democratic Inclusiveness, Climate Policy Outputs, and Climate Policy Outcomes.

The Possibility of Critical Mini-Publics: Realpolitik and Normative Cycles in Democratic Theory (2015)
Journal Article
Böker, M., & Elstub, S. (2015). The Possibility of Critical Mini-Publics: Realpolitik and Normative Cycles in Democratic Theory. Representation: Journal of Representative Democracy, 51(1), 125-144. https://doi.org/10.1080/00344893.2015.1026205

Fifty years ago, democratic theory was largely devoid of normative impulse, and was dominated by the realpolitik and positivist approaches of competitive elitism and rational and social choice theory. Whilst the rise of participatory democratic theor... Read More about The Possibility of Critical Mini-Publics: Realpolitik and Normative Cycles in Democratic Theory.