Environment, Markets and Politics
7.5 credits cr.
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The course offers deepened insight into how political and economic processes and dynamics both give rise to, and contribute to solutions for environmental problems.
Specifically, the course focuses on questions of market failure and externalization problems, market equilibrium and efficiency, rational choice models of economic action, welfare theorems, democracy and environmental issues, environmental policy-making, the role of the state in environmental issues, as well as the relationship between economic growth and environmental impact in an historical perspective.
The teaching consists of lectures and seminars.
The course is examined by a take-home examination.
ScheduleThe 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 literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.