POLT 751 (01) - Comparative Environmental Politics and Policy

Comp Environmental Politics

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   13  
CRN: 57097
Environmental politics and policy across national boundaries and at different levels of governance. Comparison of the U.S. and European Union environmental policies to build a foundation for comparisons across national boundaries and sub-national authorities. Students improve their understanding of how and why comparative methods are used to gain insight into politics and policymaking. Central concepts and debates addressed include the roles of expertise, sustainability, precautionary principle, the use of market mechanisms in policy, environmental justice, policy devolution and flexibility, environmental performance assessment, NGO roles, activism, and social movements. Using a range of theoretical approaches and historical and contemporary events and case studies, evaluating the claims and explanatory power of various concepts and theories. Includes ethical issues emerging from the theory and practice of environmental politics. Writing intensive.
Only listed classes in section: Junior, Senior
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Jeannie Sowers

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 M 3:10pm - 6:00pm HORT 327