Postgraduate Course: Environmental Governance (PGGE11161)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will give students an introduction to environmental governance with an aim to fostering critical thinking skills and interdisciplinary expertise at the nature-society interface. Through lectures, group activities, and independant research students will be given a broad over view of the subject and an opportunity to explore specific issues in greater detail. The course capitalises on active learning techniques including group work during class time and small study groups ouside regular meeting hours.
Explore the relationships between international institutions and policies and on the ground civic actions.
Introduce theories of environmental governance ranging from 'free market environmentalism', environmental modernisation and ecological economics to political economy, poltical ecology and postcolonial approaches.
Probe issues of institutional and civic inequalities in relation to environmental issues.
Understand the connections between the different social spheres where environmental governance occus - such as production, distribution and consumption.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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| Students will gain an over view of the key theories of environmental governance in circulation today.
Students will be able to critically evaluate and differentiate approaches to environmental governance from a variety of perspectives.
Students will be able to apply theories of governance to specific examples and understanding how the model of governance used is relevant to the issues that emerge in that particular case.
|Selected references for Environmental Governance 2010-2011|
Bäckstrand, K. (2003). Civic Science for Sustainability: Reframing the Role of Experts, Policy-Makers and Citizens in Environmental Governance. Global Environmental Politics, 3(4), 24-41.
Bennett, P. (2000). Environmental governance and private actors: enrolling insurers in international maritime regulation. Political Geography, 19(7), 875-899.
Bulkeley, H. (2005). Reconfiguring environmental governance: Towards a politics of scales and networks. Political Geography, 24(8), 875-902.
Carmody, P. (2009). Cruciform sovereignty, matrix governance and the scramble for Africa's oil: Insights from Chad and Sudan. Political Geography, 28(6), 353-361.
Cashore, B. (2002). Legitimacy and the Privatization of Environmental Governance: How Non-State Market Driven (NSMD) Governance Systems Gain Rule Making Authority. Governance, 15(4), 503-529.
Jordan, A., Wurzel, R. d. K. W., & Zito, A. R. (2003). 'New' Instruments of Environmental Governance: Patterns and Pathways of Change. Environmental Politics, 12(1), 1 - 24.
Raco, M., & Flint, J. (2001). Communities, places and institutional relations: assessing the role of area-based community representation in local governance. Political Geography, 20(5), 585-612.
Sundberg, J. (2003). Conservation and democratization: constituting citizenship in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala. Political Geography, 22(7), 715-740.
This list will be updated.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||PGGE11161, environmental governance, governance, natural resources, institutions, international agre
|Course organiser||Dr Andrea Nightingale
Tel: (0131 6)50 2526
|Course secretary||Mrs Natasa Honeybone
Tel: (0131 6)50 2572