Spring 2010 Course Description

Topics in Global Policy Studies

Section Title: Global Environmental Governance
Instructor(s): Joshua Busby
Course: P A 188G - Topics in Global Policy Studies
Unique Number: 62405
Day & Time: Mondays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: SRH 3.360
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Notes: Meets 2/24 - 3/31/2010

This course fulfills requirements for the following specialization(s):

Description: This short five week course will introduce students to major aspects of global environmental governance including the leading international organizations dealing with environmental problems, the significant pieces of global rules governing the environment, the problems of collective action posed by various kinds of environmental problems, and the future of environmental governance. We will look in detail at a few issues, including rainforest and species conservation, ozone depletion, and climate change. We will also examine the different roles of non-state actors, including advocacy organizations and private for-profit actors, in this arena.

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