Alexandre Gajevic Sayegh

Université Laval

I am a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Université Laval. My current research focuses on the energy transition, climate justice, energy markets, a green economy, carbon pricing, as well on methodology in political theory. I am particularly interested the relation between normative political theory, climate change and real-world politics.

I am currently working on two extensive research projects on the topic: “Accelerating the Canadian Green Economy Transition : fairness, markets and social acceptability “. How can we take care of workers, households and best signal markets such as to accelerate the decarbonization of the Canadian economy? These projects are financed by the SSHRC Develpment Insight Grants and the FRQSC Équipe de Recherche.

I was previously a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science at McGill University (2018-2019), where I was a fellow of the Research Group on Constitutional Studies (RGCS) and the Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Philosophie Politique (GRIPP). Before that, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies and a Lecturer at the Department of Political Science at Yale University. At Yale, I lectured on ‘The Ethics of Climate Change’ and on ‘Markets and Morals’.

I have obtained my Ph.D. in Philosophy at University College London in 2016. My book – titled Justice in a Non-Ideal World (London: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2019) – came out in 2019 (see the publications page!). The book casts light on the concepts that occupy the space between political theory and real-world politics. My articles have appeared in International Environmental Agreements, in Ethics, Policy & EnvironmentLa vie des Idées, the Routledge Handbook in Climate Justice, the Journal of Global EthicsMoral Philosophy and Politics, Climatoscope, and the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. My recent research was supported by the FRQSC, UCL, Yale University and the SSHRC.

You can find my recent TV and radio interviews, newspaper articles and more on the Media page.

Find here my recent interview for Radio Canada.

Find here my recent interview for RDI Économie.

Find here my 2018 interview for the MacMillan Report.