POL304 Environmental Politics
Module Convenor: Dr Joanne Yao
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.
Assessment: 1 x Policy Memo 2000 words (50%) and a Exam (50%)
Autumn semester only associates: To be confirmed