Climate Change: Distributing Responsibilities Justly



This project will investigate four research questions concerning the responsibility to take on the costs associated with climate change. The first two questions pertain to the distribution of costs for a) mitigating climate change, and b) adapting to the adverse effects of climate change. The third question is whether, and if so how, collectives, in particular states, can be morally responsible. The fourth question concerns the scope of the responsibilities that the present generation has towards future generations.


1. Master/PhD-avhandling
Sufficiency – Essays on Distributive Justice. Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Doctoral Thesis, 2008.

A Critical Examination of the Relationship Between Political Liberalism and A Law of Peoples. Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Master’s Thesis, 2001.

2. Vitenskapelige publikasjoner
“Sufficiency – Restated and Defended,” The Journal of Political Philosophy. Forthcoming.

”Duties and Responsibilities towards the Poor,” Res Publica: A Journal of Moral, Legal and Social Philosophy, 14 (2008): 1-18.

”Liberalism, Tolerance, and Human Rights,” Nordisk Tidsskrift for menneskerettigheter (Nordic Journal of Human Rights), 25 (2007): 245-58.

(Co- author: Eli Feiring) ”Velferdsstat, fordelingsrettferdighet og nyliberalisme,” in P. K. Mydske, D. H. Claes, og A. Lie (eds.) Nyliberalisme – ideer og politisk virkelighet. (Universitetsforlaget, 2007).

(Co- authors: Jon Hovi and Detlef Sprinz) “When do (Imposed) Sanctions Work?” World Politics 4 (2005): 479-99.

"Økonomiske sanksjoner - effektivitet og moral," in Bjørn Erik Rasch, Janne Haaland Matlary og Per Kristen Mydske (red.) Spillet om Irak (2003) Oslo: Abstrakt forlag.

Robert Huseby

Dr.polit. (statsvitenskap)

NFR-finansiert postdoktor ved Institutt for statsvitenskap (2008-2012), assosiert medlem av Etikkprogrammet, affiliert forsker ved CSMN.

Postadresse: Institutt for statsvitenskap
Postboks 1097 Blindern, 0317 OSLO


Tlf. (arbeid): 22 85 51 98

Tidligere stipend fra Etikkprogrammet: Assosiert PhD-stipend