Michael Thompson

The Musgrave Institute; University of Bergen in Norway.


Michael Thompson is director of The Musgrave Institute in London and professor and senior research fellow at the University of Bergen in Norway.

Thompson’s work has focused on the development and application of cultural theory, much of it with the late Aaron Wildavsky. He has co-authored several volumes, including Culture Matters (Westview Press, 1997), Divided We Stand: Redefining Politics, Technology and Social Choice (University of Pennsylvania, 1990), Cultural Theory (Westview Press, 1990), and Cultural Theory as Political Science (Routledge, 1999).

Featured Work

OCT 10, 2000 Article

Understanding Environmental Values: A Cultural Theory Approach

At this Environmental Values Project seminar, Thompson argues that the key to environmental policy is to put the decision making power in the hands of "...