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Environmental Governance, 7,5 hp

Engelskt namn: Environmental Governance

Denna kursplan gäller: 2011-11-14 till 2012-05-13 (nyare version av kursplanen finns)

Kurskod: 2SV037

Högskolepoäng: 7,5

Utbildningsnivå: Grundnivå

Huvudområden och successiv fördjupning: Statsvetenskap: Grundnivå, har mindre än 60 hp kurs/er på grundnivå som förkunskapskrav

Betygsskala: För denna kurs ges betygen VG Väl godkänd, G Godkänd, U Underkänd

Ansvarig institution: Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

Beslutad av: Prefekt, 2009-05-19

Reviderad av: Lena Forsberg, 2011-11-15


Environmental challenges need to be dealt with at all administrative levels; locally, nationally and globally. They also need an integrated approach across policy areas since they are distinctly multisector in addition to multi-level. This is not unique for environmental governance; it is increasingly what characterizes governance in general. Therefore we will use multi-level governance theories to help us understand what this may imply in practice. Contemporary environmnetal problems will serve as examples throughout the course, to illustrate how policy-making and implementation take place at different levels. Examples of environmental policymaking and policy challenges in different contexts will also be given. To further understand the mechanisms driving global environmental change and the search for solutions, four different ideological worldviews will be employed.

Förväntade studieresultat

Students who successfully complete this course are expected to be able to: * understand and analyze key theoretical concepts including sustainable development, multi-level governance and institutional interplay * discuss and analyse the consequences of the multi-level character of environmental governance for sustainable development, including the negotiations concerning environmental regimes * be able to employ different ideological perspectives to analyse the mechanisms driving global environmental change and the search for solutions * understand the different contextual challenges for environmental governance in developing and industrialized countries


Univ: 30 ECTS-credits in Political Science or equivalent.

Undervisningens upplägg

The course is given in the form of a mix of lectures and seminars.


Each module (moment) ends with an examination. The type of examination varies. Both written and oral examinations covering module literature and lectures may be used. Final grades may also be based on research papers, other written assignments, oral presentations, and participation in seminars. Final course grades, which include all modules, are awarded once all examinations and other obligatory written and oral work has been submitted. Three grades can be awarded: fail (U), pass (G), and pass with distinction (VG). For foreign students the ECTS grades will be used. Students who fail an examination may take a retest. Students may retest at least 5 times. A student has the right to request a new examiner if he/she fails two sub-course examinations (i.e. an examination and a retest). In such cases students should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies (studierektor). A student has the right to an examination bases on the course and literature described in this document for a period of two years after he/she first registered for the course. The Director of Undergraduate Studies (Studierektor) makes decisions about transfer credits for a module or course. Students who want to transfer credits should submit a written request to the Director of Undergraduate Studies. The request should specify which module or course the request applies to. An official transcript should also be submitted. The transcriipt must include the following information: where and when the course was given, the discipline and level of the course, total course credits and grade received. A syllasbus describing the course and listing required reading should be submitted with the request. Where applicable, written research papers should aslo be submitted.

Övriga föreskrifter

Course evaluations are administered at the end of each module.


Giltig från: 2011 vecka 46

Environmental Governance

Carter Neil
The politics of the environment : ideas, activism, policy
2. ed. : Cambridge ;a New York : Cambridge University Press : 2007 : xxi, 410 s. :
ISBN: 978-0-521-68745-4 (pbk.)
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Paths to a green world : the political economy of the global environment
Clapp Jennifer, Dauvergne Peter
2nd ed. : Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press : 2011 : xxiii, 354 p. :
ISBN: 978-0-262-51582-5 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Läsanvisning: (Selected chapters)

Governance and Complexity - Emerging Issues for Governance Theory
Duit A., Galaz V.
Ingår i:
Oxford : Blackwell : 988- : 21(3) : sid. 311-335 :

Jordan Andrew
The governance of Sustainable development: taking stock and looking forwards
sid. 17-33 :
Läsanvisning: Environment and planning C: Government and Policy. Vol 26, pages 17-33, 2008

Environmental governance
Lemos M.C., Agrawal A
Ingår i:
Annual review of environment and resources
Palo Alto, Ca : Annual Reviews : 2003 : xi, 515 s. : ill. : 31 : sid. 297-325 :

Addressing climate change democratically. Multi-level governance, transnational networks and governmental structures
Lidskog R, Elander I
Ingår i:
Sustainable Development [Elektronisk resurs]
18(1) : sid. 32-41 :

Institutions and Environmental Chane: Principal Findings, Applications and Resarch Frontiers
O.R:King L.A., Schroeder H
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT : 2008 :

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