I publish as much as possible in Open Access. You can access my publications by clicking on the title. 

When the publication is not available in Open Access, I also provide, where possible, the link to its preprint or postprint version. 


Philosophie du changement climatique. Éthique, politique, nature is my second book; I have coedited it with Lisa Broussois and Augustin Fragnière. It brings together several philosophical perspectives on climate change, with one general introduction to the fields of climate justice and climate ethics and three specific introductions for each part of the volume. It was published in 2023 by Vrin, the leading French publisher in philosophy.

Penser la justice climatique. Devoirs et politiques is my first book. It was published in 2018 by Presses Universitaires de France (PUF), the leading French publisher in humanities. 

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Articles published in academic journals

Bourban, Michel. 2023. “Ecological Cosmopolitan Citizenship”, Future Humanities (early view): 121 (Open Access).

Bourban, Michel. 2021. “Strong Sustainability Ethics”, Environmental Ethics 43 (4): 291–314 (you can access the article here).

Bourban, Michel. 2021. “Rawls et Rousseau : liberté, citoyenneté et stabilité”, Revue de métaphysique et de morale 112 (4): 545–565.

Bourban, Michel and Rochel, Johan. 2021. “Synergies in Innovation: Lessons Learnt from Innovation Ethics for Responsible Innovation”, Philosophy & Technology  34 (2): 373394 (Open Access).

Bourban, Michel and Broussois, Lisa. 2020. “The Most Good We Can Do or the Best Person We Can Be?Ethics, Policy & Environment 23 (2): 159179 (you can access the article here).

Bourban, Michel and Broussois, Lisa. 2020. “Nouvelles convergences en éthique environnementale et en éthique animale : vers une éthique climatique non anthropocentriste”, VertigO 32 : 1–29 (Open Access).

Bourban, Michel. 2019. “Croissance démographique et changement climatique : repenser nos politiques dans le cadre des limites planétairesLa pensée écologique 3 (1) : 19–37 (Open Access)

Bourban, Michel. 2017. “Justice climatique et négociations internationalesNégociations 27 (1): 7–22 (Open Access). 

André, Pierre and Bourban, Michel. 2016. “Éthique et justice climatique : entre motivations morales et amoralesLes ateliers de l’éthique/The Ethics Forum 11 (2) : 4–27 (Open Access).

Bourban, Michel. 2014. “Vers une éthique climatique plus efficace : motivations et incitationsLes ateliers de l’éthique/The Ethics Forum 9 (2) : 4–28 (Open Access).

Bourban, Michel. 2014. “Climate Change, Human Rights and the Problem of MotivationDe Ethica 1 (1): 37–52 (Open Access).

Chapters published in edited volumes

Bourban, Michel. 2023. Eco-Anxiety and the Responses of Ecological Citizenship and Mindfulness, in Kassiola, Joel J. and Luke, Timothy W. (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Environmental Politics and Theory. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan: 65– 88 (Open Access).

Bourban, Michel. 2022. “Ethics, Energy Transition, and Ecological Citizenship”, in Letcher, Trevor (ed.), Comprehensive Renewable Energy (2nd edition), Vol. 9, Oxford: Elsevier: 204220 (you can access the chapter here).

Bourban, Michel. 2022. “Éthique climatique”, in Wallenhorst, Nathanaël and Wulf, Christoph (eds.), Humains. Un dictionnaire d'anthropologie prospective, Paris: Vrin 224232 (you can access the chapter here).

Bourban, Michel. 2021. “Climate Justice in the Nonideal Circumstances of International Negotiations”, in Kenehan, Sarah and Katz, Corey (eds.), Principles of Justice and Real-World Climate Politics, London/New York: Rowman & Littlefield: 59–88 (you can access most of the chapter here).

Bourban, Michel. 2021. “Promoting Justice in Global Climate Policies”, in Laurent, Éloi and Zwickl, Klara (eds.), Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of the Environment, New York, Routledge: 226–242 (you can access the chapter here).

Baatz, Christian and Bourban, Michel. 2019. “Distributing Scarce Climate Adaptation Finance Across Small Island Developing States: Effectiveness, not Efficiency”, in Klöck, Carola and Fink, Michael (eds.), Dealing with Climate Change on Small Islands: Towards Effective and Sustainable Adaptation? Göttingen: Göttingen University Press: 77–99 (Open Access).

Bourban, Michel and Lauvau, Geoffroy. 2016. “Les petits États insulaires : peut-on compenser la perte d’un territoire ?”, in Renaut, Alain et al. (eds.), Inégalités entre globalisation et particularisation. Paris : PUPS : 631–649 (you can access the chapter here). 

Bourban, Michel. 2016. “Nouvelles questions de justice climatique”, in Papaux, Alain and Zurbuchen, Simone (eds.), Philosophy, Law and Environmental Crisis / Philosophie, droit et crise environnementale. Stuttgart : Franz Steiner Verlag : 61–68 (you can acces the chapter here). 

Bourban, Michel. 2015. “Justice climatique”, in Bourg, Dominique and Papaux, Alain (eds.), Dictionnaire de la pensée écologique. Paris : PUF : 581–583 (you can access the chapter here)

Bourban, Michel and Zurbuchen, Simone. 2014. “Justice globale”, in Hervouët, François et al. (eds.), Dictionnaire Encyclopédique de l’État. Paris : Berger-Levrault : 579–584 (you can acces the chapter here)

Book reviews

Bourban, Michel. 2016. Review of Godard, Olivier. 2015. La justice climatique mondiale. Paris : La Découverte” La vie des idées, November 23 2016 : 1–5 (Open Access). 

Bourban, Michel. 2021. Review of Ziegler, Rafael. 2020. Innovation, Ethics and our Common Futures. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, Prometheus – Critical Studies in Innovation 37 (3): 311–314 (Open Access).

Future publications

I am currently working on a third book project: a monograph entitled Cosmopolitan Citizenship and Ecological Citizenship: Political Community in the 21st Century. This book project investigate two separate models of post-national citizenship, cosmopolitan citizenship and ecological citizenship, and explain how their reconciliation would help to think about the responsibilities of citizens in the 21st century. 

I also have several papers under development, some of which have been recently accepted for publication, some of which still need to be revised. The topics I'm writing on include eco-anxiety, ecological citizenship, limitarianism, liberalism and ecologism, duties to mitigate climate change, the ethics of negative emissions technologies, and Rawls's individual liberalism and its critics.