Étudiant-chercheur étoile May 2016

Alexandre Gajevic Sayegh

PhD student in Philosophy
University College London

Award-winning publication: Justice in a non-ideal world: the case of climate change

Published in: Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy



Because we do not live in an ideal world, Alexandre Gajevic Sayegh has set out a non-ideal theory that could better guide our climate justice actions. His approach—a reflective integration thesis that falls between ideal and non-ideal theory—serves to re-evaluate the principles of climate justice in light of their tangible implications and eventual application. To do so, Alexandre Gajevic Sayegh established an interdisciplinary space between philosophers and climate negotiation stakeholders. By conciliating the realities of the field and the imperatives of justice, political theory can guide actions more effectively without yielding to the paradox of ideal theory.