Professor Michael Mason

Professor Michael Mason

Professor of Environmental Geography; Departmental Tutor

Department of Geography and Environment

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Key Expertise
Environmental and Political Geography, Environmental Security

About me

Michael Mason is Professor of Environmental Geography in the Department of Geography and Environment, Director of the Middle East Centre, and Associate of the Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment. He is interested in ecological politics and governance as applied to questions of accountability, security and sovereignty. His research addresses both global environmental politics and regional environmental change in Western Asia/the Middle East. 

Alongside articles in a wide range of academic journals, he is the author of Environmental Democracy (1999) and The New Accountability: Environmental Responsibility across Borders (2005). He is also co-editor of (with Amit Mor) Renewable Energy in the Middle East (2009), (with Aarti Gupta) Transparency in Global Environmental Governance (2014), and (with Muna Dajani and Munir Fakher Eldin) The Untold Story of the Golan Heights (2022).

Expertise Details

Environmental and Political Geography; Environmental Security; Climate Change; Infrastructure Politics; Environmental Politics in the Middle East

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Europe; Middle East

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