Why has climate change been so difficult to address through democratic institutions and processes? The SSRC’s Anxieties of Democracy program established a working group to engage this question. Robert O. Keohane and Nancy L. Rosenblum, cochairs of the working group, provide a sense of the issues that have animated its work thus far: mobilization for climate change, the politics of mitigation strategies, and the often neglected role of emotion in democratic participation.
Robert O. Keohane
Robert O. Keohane is Professor of International Affairs at Princeton University. He is the author of After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy (Princeton University Press, 1984/2005) and Power and Governance in a Partially Globalized World (Psychology Press, 2002). He is coauthor of Power and Interdependence (with Joseph S. Nye, Jr; Pearson, 1977/2012), and of Designing Social Inquiry (with Gary King and Sidney Verba; Princeton University Press, 1994). He has served as the editor of International Organization and as president of the International Studies Association and the American Political Science Association. He won the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, 1989, and the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, 2005. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Sciences; he is a Corresponding Member of the British Academy. His most recent papers (coauthored with different partners) include “Contested Multilateralism” (Review of International Organizations, December 2014); “Anti-Americanism and Anti-Interventionism in Arabic Twitter Discourses” (Perspectives on Politics, March 2015), and “Organizational Ecology and Institutional Change in Global Governance” (International Organization, Spring 2016).