John Dryzek

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John S. Dryzek
Born (1953-06-23) 23 June 1953 (age 61)
Maids Moreton, England
Nationality Australian
Fields Social Theory and Political Theory
Institutions University of Canberra
Alma mater University of Maryland

John S. Dryzek (born 23 June 1953) is Professor of Social Theory and Political Theory in University of Canberra's Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis.[1]

He was born in Maids Moreton, England. He is well known for his contributions to democratic theory and environmental politics; making notable contributions on deliberative democracy, green, and environmental discourses.[examples needed]

He was previously the Professor of Social Theory and Political Theory in Australian National University's Political Science Program in the Research School of Social Sciences, and former Head of the Departments of Political Science at the Universities of Oregon and Melbourne and the Social and Political Theory program at ANU. He has been a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia since 1997, and is a former editor of the Australian Journal of Political Science. In 2008 Dryzek was awarded a prestigious Federation Fellowship from the Australian Research Council and in 2014 a Laureate Fellowship.


He has a B.A. (Honours) in Economics and Politics from the University of Lancaster (1974), an M.Sc. in Politics from the University of Strathclyde (1976) and received a Ph.D. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland in 1980.[2]

Selected works[edit]

  • Dryzek, John S. (1996). Democracy in capitalist times: ideals, limits, and struggles. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195106008. 
  • Dryzek, John S. (2005). The politics of the earth: environmental discourses (2nd ed.). Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199277391. 
  • Dryzek, John S. (2000). Deliberative democracy and beyond: liberals, critics, contestations. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199250431. 
  • Dryzek, John S. (1987). Rational ecology: environment and political economy. Oxford, Oxfordshire UK New York, New York USA: B. Blackwell. ISBN 9780631155744. 
  • Dryzek, John S.; Phillips, Anne; Bonnie, Honig (2008). The Oxford handbook of political theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199548439. 
  • Dryzek, John S.; Dunleavy, Patrick (2009). Theories of the democratic state. Basingstoke, Hampshire New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230542860. 


  1. ^ "Upheaval blamed as ANU staff move to better-paying UC jobs". The Age (on-line edition). Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Professor John Dryzek - School of Politics & International Relations - ANU". The Australian National University, Canberra. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 

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