The Oxford Comment

The Oxford Comment


Infrastructure, Public Policy, and the Anthropocene – Episode 88 – The Oxford Comment

October 31, 2023

On today’s episode of The Oxford Comment, we discuss the state of human infrastructure in the Anthropocene with a particular focus on how research can best be used to inform public policy. First, we welcomed Patrick Harris, co-editor-in-chief of the new transdisciplinary journal, Oxford Open Infrastructure and Health, to speak about the aims and scopes of OOIH, how OOIH is poised to meet the challenges of the Anthropocene, and the kind of research the editors are seeking. We then interviewed Jonathan Pickering, co-author of The Politics of the Anthropocene, the winner of the 2019 Clay Morgan Award Committee for Best Book in Environmental Political Theory. We spoke with him about how the shift from the Holocene to the Anthropocene has affected our core infrastructure systems and how good governance can help us mitigate the many challenges we’ll face in the future



For more information on Oxford Open Infrastructure and Health, check out: https://academic.oup.com/ooih

For more information on The Politics of the Anthropocene, check out: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-politics-of-the-anthropocene-9780198809623


A PDF transcript for this episode can be found here: https://oxfordacademic.blubrry.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/The-Oxford-Comment-Episode-88-transcript.pdf


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