| Willy Brandt School of Public Policy

The Age of Actorless Threats Has Arrived

Climate change gives rise to cascading risks of habitat destruction, infectious disease outbreaks or biodiversity loss.

These threats have already started to cause loss of life at significant scales. They have added friction to various aspects of geopolitics and the relationship between states and people. And they have put existing systems to their breaking point. The co-authored piece, published on the Duck of Minerva, argues that democracies are best suited to identify credible ways to respect and work within planetary boundaries when heeding the call of a sustainable security paradigm addressing actorless threats.

Franz Haniel Professor for Public Policy
(Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)
Nordhäuser Straße 84 / room 0212
Office hours
by appointment (through kathrin.eisenhauer@uni-erfurt.de)
Profile page