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Consumption, behaviour and environmental concern

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits

About the course

This course provides knowledge on current research in the field of environmental sociology. The aim of the course is to contribute to a deeper understanding of the relationship between society and environment with particular focus on people´s attitudes, perceptions and behaviour. During the course different perspectives are presented that within the social sciences are relevant in order to understand the challenges the society are facing when it comes to environmental issues. The perspectives presented includes aspects such as responsibility and justice, self-interest versus collective action and regulation of the state versus the market. The relation between attitudes, perceptions and behaviour is also discussed.

The course is taught in English. 

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Course is given by
Department of Sociology
Contact person for the course is:
Department of Sociology