Headline: Political representation and sustainable futures

This chapter gives an overview of the scholarship on the general tensed relationship between political representation and sustainable futures. It covers the problems of long-term futures for democratic politics and how standard representation theory’s proposals to solve these problems look like. The chapter further proceeds with the most recent debates on constructivist approaches in representation theory and explore how they can help to think about repertoires of political representation in global environmental politics. Finally, the chapter will zoom into the more concrete questions of representation practices in the age of the Anthropocene.

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Knappe, H. (2022). Political representation and sustainable futures. In B. Bornemann, H. Knappe, & P. Nanz (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Democracy and Sustainability. London: Routledge.