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Environmental Politics: Governing the Anthropocene from Local to Global

This course studies the politics of environmental problems and aims to give participants an advanced overview of contemporary scholarly work on a wide range of environmental topics.

Specifically the course will address normative aspects of environmental problems, natural resource management theories, comparative approaches to environmental performance of states, diffusion of environmental policies between countries, the role of states and markets in environmental issues, theories of regulatory competition, studies of green social movements and parties, and environmental problems in global governance.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of seminars.


    The course is examined by two take-home examinations (memos).

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Contact

    Course responsible teacher
    Andreas Duit

    Student counsellor

    Student office