Mike Hannis

Professional qualifications

  • PhD Keele University
  • MA Lancaster University
  • BA University of East Anglia

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

I am open to applications for doctoral supervision of research in environmental ethics, philosophy or politics.

Research Centres or Groups


Centre for Environmental Humanities (Research Centre)

Teaching

For 2020-21 I am Acting Course Leader of the MA in Environmental Humanities, and interim module leader of the core courses EH7001 Environmental Humanities: Issues and Approaches and EH7002 Interdisciplinary Research Methods for Environmental Humanities.

For this MA I also run my own module EH7003 Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, convene EH7004 Managing Sustainability (in conjunction with Bath Business School), and supervise student dissertations on topics within my areas of expertise.

At undergraduate level I lead POL5001 Political Ideologies and (from 2021/22) POL6005 Environmental Politics. I also teach on PET4001 Ethics and Values.

Other modules I have taught on at Bath Spa include PET4000 Truth and Reality; PE5009 Philosophy Religion and the Environment; PE5012 Ecology and Nature; GE4020 Environment People and Place; GE5027 Climate Change and Sustainability; GE5004 Climate and Society; GE6001 Geography Dissertation; OM4002 Sustainability in Life and Work; BY6506 Nature Conservation in Context; EM7501 Principles of Environmental Management; EM7503 Environment and Society and EM7505 Ecosystem Management.

 

Funded Research

From 2014-2019 I provided the environmental philosophy and ethics component of an AHRC-funded interdisciplinary research project entitled "Future Pasts", led from Bath Spa by Professor Sian Sullivan. See www.futurepasts.net

Research and academic outputs

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Future pasts: landscape, memory and music in West Namibia. 2nd ed
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Sullivan, S, Ganuses, W.S, Hannis, M, Impey, A, Low, C and Rohde, R (2019) Future pasts: landscape, memory and music in West Namibia. 2nd ed. Future Pasts, Bath Spa University, Bath. ISBN 9781911126140


Future pasts: landscape, memory and music in West Namibia
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Sullivan, S, Hannis, M, Impey, A, Low, C and Rohde, R (2017) Future pasts: landscape, memory and music in West Namibia. Future Pasts, Bath Spa University, Bath. ISBN 9781911126058


Freedom and environment: autonomy, human flourishing and the political philosophy of sustainability
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Hannis, M (2015) Freedom and environment: autonomy, human flourishing and the political philosophy of sustainability. Routledge, New York. ISBN 9781138777279


Why virtue is good for you: the politics of ecological eudaimonism
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Hannis, M (2020) 'Why virtue is good for you: the politics of ecological eudaimonism.' In: Bai, H, Chang, D and Scott, C, eds. A book of ecological virtues: living well in the Anthropocene. University of Regina Press. ISBN 9780889777569 (Forthcoming)


Dialogue
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Cottine, C, Hannis, M and Sullivan, S (2018) 'Dialogue.' In: Hartman, L.M, ed. That all may flourish: comparative religious environmental ethics. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, pp. 297-300. ISBN 9780190456030


Relationality, reciprocity and flourishing in an African landscape
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Hannis, M and Sullivan, S (2018) 'Relationality, reciprocity and flourishing in an African landscape.' In: Hartman, L.M, ed. That all may flourish: comparative religious environmental ethics. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, pp. 279-296. ISBN 9780190456030


After development: in defence of sustainability
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Hannis, M (2017) 'After development: in defence of sustainability.' In: Foster, J, ed. Post-sustainability: tragedy and transformation. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9781138296497


Compensation or bribery? Ethical issues in the treatment of communities hosting radioactive waste
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Hannis, M and Rawles, K (2013) 'Compensation or bribery? Ethical issues in the treatment of communities hosting radioactive waste.' In: Oughton, D, Hansson, S and Baxter, M, eds. Social and ethical aspects of radiation risk management. Radioactivity in the Environment . Elsevier, London. ISBN 9780080450155


Nature, consumption and human flourishing
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Hannis, M (2012) 'Nature, consumption and human flourishing.' In: Weintrobe, S, ed. Engaging with climate change: psychoanalytic and interdisciplinary perspectives. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon. ISBN 9780415667623


Planning for permaculture? Land-use planning, sustainable development, and 'ecosystem people'
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Hannis, M (2009) 'Planning for permaculture? Land-use planning, sustainable development, and 'ecosystem people'.' In: Bohm, S, Lohmann, L and Dabhi, S, eds. Upsetting the offset: the political economy of carbon markets. MayFly. ISBN 9781906948061


“Mathematics maybe, but not money”: on balance sheets, numbers and nature in ecological accounting
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Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2017) '“Mathematics maybe, but not money”: on balance sheets, numbers and nature in ecological accounting.' Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 30 (7). pp. 1459-1480. ISSN 0951-3574


After development? In defence of sustainability
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Hannis, M (2017) 'After development? In defence of sustainability.' Global Discourse, 7 (1). pp. 28-38. ISSN 2326-9995


Nets and frames, losses and gains: value struggles in engagements with biodiversity offsetting policy in England
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Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2015) 'Nets and frames, losses and gains: value struggles in engagements with biodiversity offsetting policy in England.' Ecosystem Services, 15. pp. 162-173. ISSN 2212-0416


The virtues of acknowledged ecological dependence: sustainability, autonomy and human flourishing
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Hannis, M (2015) 'The virtues of acknowledged ecological dependence: sustainability, autonomy and human flourishing.' Environmental Values, 24 (2). pp. 145-164. ISSN 0963-2719


Land-use planning, permaculture and the transitivity of development
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Hannis, M (2011) 'Land-use planning, permaculture and the transitivity of development.' International Journal of Green Economics, 5 (3). pp. 269-284. ISSN 1744-9928


Public provision of environmental goods: neutrality or sustainability? A reply to David Miller
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Hannis, M (2005) 'Public provision of environmental goods: neutrality or sustainability? A reply to David Miller.' Environmental Politics, 14 (5). pp. 577-595. ISSN 0964-4016


Killing nature to save it? ethics, economics and the trophy hunting of black rhinoceros
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Hannis, M (2017) Killing nature to save it? ethics, economics and the trophy hunting of black rhinoceros. In: BSU Environmental Humanities Research Centre Public Lecture, 13 December 2017, Bath Spa University, UK.


‘Mathematics maybe, but not money’: on balance sheets, numbers and nature in ecological accounting
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Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2017) ‘Mathematics maybe, but not money’: on balance sheets, numbers and nature in ecological accounting. In: Capitalizing Nature: Forms and Strategies for Economizing the Environment, 19th to 21st Century, 12 -13 June 2017, Centre Alexandre Koyré, Paris, France.


Ontology after truth? Ethnography and ethics in an unraveling world
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Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2016) Ontology after truth? Ethnography and ethics in an unraveling world. In: Bath Spa's Research Centre for Environmental Humanities presents a Public Panel Discussion: Doing Interdisciplinarity with Depth, 15 December 2016, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK.


Does nature come with a price tag?
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Heap, T, Juniper, T, Huxham, M, Mace, G, King, M, Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2016) Does nature come with a price tag? In: Earthwatch Debate Series, 5 May 2016, Royal Geographical Society, London, UK.


“Mathematics maybe, but not money”: on the nature of numbers, and the numbers of nature
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Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2014) “Mathematics maybe, but not money”: on the nature of numbers, and the numbers of nature. In: Ecological Accounts: Making Non-Human Worlds (In)visible During Moments of Socio-ecological Transformation, 26 August 2014, University of St. Andrews, UK.


New directions in conservation: a closer look at ‘value’ and offsetting
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Sullivan, S, Hannis, M, Jutta, K, O'Neill, J and Robertson, M (2014) New directions in conservation: a closer look at ‘value’ and offsetting. In: 2nd Forum on Natural Commons, on Challenging Biodiversity Offsetting and the Financialisation of Nature, 2 June 2014, Regents Park Hub, London, UK.


Future pasts? Sustainabilities in west Namibia - a conceptual framework for research
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Sullivan, S, Hannis, M, Impey, A, Low, C and Rohde, R.F (2016) Future pasts? Sustainabilities in west Namibia - a conceptual framework for research. Future Pasts, Bath. ISBN 9781911126034


Killing nature to save it? Ethics, economics and rhino hunting in Namibia
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Hannis, M (2016) Killing nature to save it? Ethics, economics and rhino hunting in Namibia. Future Pasts, Bath. ISBN 9781911126041


Relationality, reciprocity and flourishing in an African landscape: perspectives on agency amongst ||Khao-a Dama, !Narenin and ||Ubun elders in west Namibia
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Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2016) Relationality, reciprocity and flourishing in an African landscape: perspectives on agency amongst ||Khao-a Dama, !Narenin and ||Ubun elders in west Namibia. Future Pasts, Bath. ISBN 9781911126010


Nets and frames, losses and gains: value struggles in engagements with biodiversity offsetting policy in England
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Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2014) Nets and frames, losses and gains: value struggles in engagements with biodiversity offsetting policy in England.


Offsetting nature? Habitat banking and biodiversity offsets in the English land use planning system
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Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2012) Offsetting nature? Habitat banking and biodiversity offsets in the English land use planning system.


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