Course Catalog


Global Environmental Governance

This course examines the development and functioning of global environmental governance as the system for design and execution of environmental policy at the global level. The course will employ key theories and analytical frameworks from international relations as well as empirical studies across several environmental issue areas. The goal is to present a broad overview of key concerns in global environment problems. The questions that guide the work throughout the semester include: Why is global environmental governance necessary? How has it performed and why? What new approaches have emerged? What would an optimal institutional structure for global environmental governance look like and how could it be created? CONRES 639L and PAF G 639L are the same course.

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