Andy Dobson

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Andrew Dobson is Professor of Politics at Keele University. He is the author of Green Political Thought (4th edition, 2006), and of Citizenship and the Environment (OUP 2003), among other edited books, monographs, and papers.

He is Principal Investigator on a 2011-2013 funded project called 'Reducing Energy Consumption Through Community Knowledge Networks', and has just completed a 2-year funded seminar series on Biosecurity. A book based on the series and co-edited with Kezia Barker and Sarah Taylor, Biosecurity: the socio-politics of invasive species and infectious diseases, will be published with Routledge/Earthscan in 2013.

He is also a Leverhulme Research Fellow, writing a book on Listening for Democracy, which is due for publication by Oxford University Press in 2014. He is a member of the England and Wales Green Party and has stood in Parliamentary and local elections. He co-wrote the Green Party Manifesto in 2010, and is a founder member of the thinktank Green House.

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De-centering human beings

For as long as humans see themselves as the centre of life on earth, they'll not be able to keep that life going. Andrew Dobson explains the need for a cultural revolution to de-center human beings.