GY327 Half Unit
Global Environmental Governance
This information is for the 2018/19 session.
Dr Myung Ae Choi STC3.17 and Dr Michael Mason STC5.10
This course is available on the BA in Geography, BSc in Accounting and Finance, BSc in Economic History and Geography, BSc in Environment and Development, BSc in Environmental Policy with Economics and BSc in Geography with Economics. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.
This course examines the issues, actors and processes that shape environmental governance at the transnational and global scales. Introductory lectures on the global environmental policy process introduce different scholarly perspectives informing recent and current research: these approaches are referred to as subsequent lectures address particular actor groups, processes and issues. Students are encouraged to think critically about the ways in which the regulation of global environmental risk is framed and politically negotiated.
10 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the LT.
Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6.
Students will be expected to produce a formative essay in the Lent Term.
Betsill, M.M., Hochstetler, K. and Stevis, D. (eds.) (2014) Advances in international environmental politics, second edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Biermann, F. (2014) Earth system governance: World politics in the Anthropocene, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Fuentes-George, K. (2016) Between preservation and exploitation: Transnational advocacy networks and conservation in developing countries, Cambridge, MIT: MIT Press.
Gupta, A. and Mason, M. (2014) Trasparency in global environmental governance: Critical perspectives, Cambridge, MIT: MIT Press.
O'Neill, K. (2017) The environment and international relations, second edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Department: Geography & Environment
Total students 2017/18: Unavailable
Average class size 2017/18: Unavailable
Capped 2017/18: No
Value: Half Unit
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills