Core Area E: Social Sciences

Sustainability, Technology, and Policy

NOTE: Summer sections are generally only offered as part of the study abroad program, Sustainable Development and Climate Change: A Multidisciplinary Program in Italy  However, Summer 2020 will be offered online and open to any student.

Environmental Policy and Politics

The course will focus on what constitutes effective environmental policy. First, we will analyze the evolution of environmental policy and actors in the environmental arena. Then, we will analyze why environmental policies are needed, discussing the issues of negative externalities and public goods. After that, we will discuss environmental policy instruments for addressing environmental issues at the local, regional, and global levels.


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