Rafi Youatt

Associate Professor of Global Politics, and currently Director of Graduate Studies at the New School, New York. He is the author of Counting Species: Biodiversity in Global Environmental Politics (University of Minnesota Press, 2015) and Interspecies Politics: Nature, Borders, States (University of Michigan Press, 2020).


Cover for: Anthropocentrism and democracy in planetary times

Anthropocentrism causes political injustice and ecological destruction. But an inverted anthropocentrism, in which the nonhuman is granted rights, is not the solution. Only by redefining the human can democracy be about the conditions of shared life.