Dr Martin Weber

Senior Lecturer

School of Political Science and International Studies
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 52696


Martin Weber’s main research clusters are in International Social and Political Theory, in (International) Environmental Politics, and in PE/IPE. His work has focussed on contributions that Critical Theory can make to developments in normative International Political Theory, and to the ‘social turn’ in IR theory in general. It is also concerned with limitations and lacunae in critical theoretic approaches, and how these may be addressed. These theoretcial interests are complementary to the more empirically oriented other clusters, informs these, and are in turn informed by them (see articles in European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, Alternatives, Globalizations, as well as in contributions to edited volumes). In Environmental Politics, and PE/IPE, his work has focussed on the political analysis of global governance, and in particular on global health governance and global environmental governance. He has published book-chapters and articles in key journals on these issues (Review of International Political Economy, Global Environmental Politics, Global Governance), and is currently finishing on a monograph on ‘Critical Theory and Global Political Ecology’.

Teaching Interests:

POLS2115 Environmental Politics and Policy

POLS7251 Theories in International Relations

POLS7115 Politics of Environmental Change

Research Interests

  • International Political Theory
  • Social Theory
  • Environmental Politics
  • Global Health Governance
  • Transnational Movements
  • Philosophy of Social Science
  • Democracy & Democratic Change


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southampton
  • Masters (Coursework), Universität Stuttgart


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Featured Publications

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Weber, Martin (2010). Culture and nature: The paradoxes of modern developmentalism. Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS IV), Auckland, New Zealand, 30 June - 2 July 2010. Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland.

  • Kessler, Oliver and Weber, Martin (2010). Ontology, logic, and the quest for depth. 2010 International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, United States, 17-20 February 2010. ERA -unavailable: ISA.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.