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Matthew Paterson

University of Manchester

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United Kingdom

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 new principal project focuses on the networked character of global climate governance to analyse both how it can be made more effective and patterns of authority across this ‘governance complex’.

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Paterson, Matthew. 2021. “In Search of Climate Politics.” Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Paterson, Matthew. 2020. “Climate Change and International Political Economy: Between Collapse and Transformation.” Review of International Political Economy 0 (0): 1–12.

Paterson, Matthew. 2020. “‘The End of the Fossil Fuel Age’? Discourse Politics and Climate Change Political Economy.” New Political Economy 0 (0): 1–14.

Gunster, Shane, Darren Fleet, Matthew Paterson, and Paul Saurette. 2018. “‘Why Don’t You Act Like You Believe It?’: Competing Visions of Climate Hypocrisy.” Frontiers in Communication 3.

Paterson, Matthew, and Xavier P‐Laberge. 2018. “Political Economies of Climate Change.” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 9 (2): e506.

Mangat, Rupinder, Simon Dalby, and Matthew Paterson. 2018. “Divestment Discourse: War, Justice, Morality and Money.” Environmental Politics 27 (2): 187–208.

Katz-Rosene, Ryan, and Matthew Paterson. 2018. Thinking Ecologically About the Global Political Economy. London: Routledge.

Paterson, Matthew. 2012. “Who and What Are Carbon Markets for? Politics and the Development of Climate Policy.” Climate Policy 12 (1): 82–97.

MacNeil, Robert, and Matthew Paterson. 2012. “Neoliberal Climate Policy: From Market Fetishism to the Developmental State.” Environmental Politics 21 (2): 230–47.

Newell, Peter, and Matthew Paterson. 2010. Climate Capitalism: Global Warming and the Transformation of the Global Economy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Paterson, Matthew. 2010. “Legitimation and Accumulation in Climate Change Governance.” New Political Economy 15 (3): 345–68.

Newell, P., and M. Paterson. 1998. “A Climate for Business: Global Warming, the State and Capital.” Review of International Political Economy 5 (4): 679–703.