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 try to understand what this implies 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 in both developing and industrialized countries will be given. To further understand the mechanisms driving global environmental change and the search for solutions, four different ideological worldviews will be employed.
Students who successfully complete this course are expected to
* be able to understand and analyze key theoretical concepts including multi-level governance and sustainable development
* 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
* be able to understand the differences between environmental governance in developing and industrialized countries
Univ: 30 ECTS-credits in Political Science or equivalent.
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, pass, and pass with distinction.
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.
Course evaluations are administered at the end of each sub-course.
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Multi-level governance Bache Ian, Flinders Matthew Oxford : Oxford University Press : 2004 :
Bonfiglioli Angelo Lands of Poor: Local Environmetnal Governance and the Decentralized Management of Natural Resources New York : United Nations Capital Development Fund; available: : 2004 :
Carter Neil The Global Politics of the Environment 2nd ed : Cambridge : Cambridge University Press : 2007 :
Paths to a green world : the political economy of the global environment Clapp Jennifer, Dauvergne Peter Cambridge : MIT Press : cop. 2005 : xxi, 327 s. : ISBN: 0-262-03329-1 (inb.) Se bibliotekskatalogen Album Läsanvisning: Chapters 1&8 (Available as an e-book)
Institutions and Environmental Chane: Principal Findings, Applications and Resarch Frontiers O.R:King L.A., Schroeder H Cambridge, Mass. : MIT : 2008 :
Shively W. Phillips The Craft of Political Research 7th edition : London : Prentice Hall : 2008 :