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Liveable planet lunch meeting - Politics of Attention for the Environment: Small Steps and Big Leaps.

Thursday 26 January 2023
Liveable communities – Liveable Planet
Hybrid: Live at the van Steenis building, room E.001 and online in MS Teams

You are invited to join us for the fourteenth lunch meeting of the Liveable Planet programme lunch series. This meeting can be attended live in the van Steenis building E0.01.



Short introduction


Gerard Breeman will take the stage for a short presentation, followed by an opportunity to discuss:

Politics of Attention for the Environment: Small Steps and Big Leaps.

During this talk, Gerard Breeman (institute of Public Administration, FGGA) will present how political scientists explain the patterns of attention to societal issue in media, politics, and other venues. He will focus on the attention to environmental issues and highlight the interdisciplinary use of theories between the social and life sciences in his research. That is, the punctuated equilibrium theory, which is used to explain the up and down of the attention to environmental issue, has its roots in the evolutionary biology.  

Liveable communities – Liveable Planet

The Liveable Planet programme is one of the eight interdisciplinary programmes that were launched at Leiden University in 2020

Leiden’s Liveable Planet programme aims to combine scientific, policy, socio-cultural and historical/archaeological research at Leiden University into coherent research with which we can tackle the major challenges of a transition to a habitable planet with ecological sustainability. The programme will  serve as a hub for the wide range of relevant research carried out within Leiden University and welcomes interaction with colleagues interested in contributing to the initiative within as well as outside of Leiden University.

Liveable communities – Liveable Planet

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