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School of Politics and International Relations

POL304 Environmental Politics

POL304 Environmental Politics (POL304B - Spring)

Credits: 15
Semester: B

Module Convenor: Dr Joanne Yao
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Description: Today humanity faces a multidimensional environmental crisis, as we breach safe “planetary boundaries” for climate change, chemical pollution, freshwater use, biodiversity loss, and more. Yet too often effective and sustained policy solutions have failed to materialize. This module will analyse how ideas, interest groups, and institutions shape environmental politics around the world, from the global to the local level. Together we will develop theoretically informed understandings of the crucial drivers of and obstacles to environmental action.

 

Connected course(s): Compulsory for: None
Assessment: 1 x Policy Memo 2000 words (50%) and a 2 hour exam (50%)
Level: 6