Prof Matthew Paterson

Professor of International Politics

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My research and teaching focuses on environmental politics, especially climate change politics. I am interested in the fundamental question of the challenges that dramatic environmental change poses to existing political institutions and structures, and what drives the responses of those systems to the unsustainability of the current world order.


I have taught at the universities of Stirling, Keele and Ottawa prior to coming to Manchester in 2016. I did my PhD on climate change politics at Essex University in the early 1990s.


PhD in Government, Essex University, 1994

BA Combined Honours (History and Poltiics), University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1990.

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