Title: Environmental Politics: US and International (790:350:01)
Instructor: Tim Knievel
Instructor’s e-mail: email@example.com
Days, Times, Locations: TF 10:55-12:15 CDL-109 DC
Office Hours: TBD
Synopsis: The challenge of preserving and protecting the global commonsThe objective of this course is to introduce you to the key questions and arguments at play in both domestic and international environmental politics. We will begin with an overview of the key policies and institutions of
has become an issue of increasing concern for scholars and policymakers alike.
The questions are numerous and difficult: How do different states view
environmental issues? How can states balance their competing ecological and
economic interests? How can the Global North best engage Southern countries
that are aggressively pursuing industrial economic development? Is it possible
to develop an equitable and effective international regime to confront the
dangers posed by global climate change? What are the obstacles to effective
cooperation at the international level? What are the most effective policy
options available to states?