Environmental issues have evolved and entered the centre of international politics and global governance in the recent two decades. This course is first to introduce global environmental politics and governance (actors, institutions, mechanisms, and power dynamics) to students, and examine the topic(s) by a typology of three categories: global common pool resource, transboundary environmental disputes and cooperation, and local accumulative environmental change. Secondly, the course, as part of the international relations (IR) curriculum, introduces advanced IR theories and elaborates the theoretical challenges and contributions of the environmental field focusing on power in international politics, causes for international cooperation and normative development in global governance.
AY 2015 - 2016
AY 2016 - 2017