This course provides a general introduction to environmental problems, the politics surrounding these issues, and the policy processes that generate potential solutions. We begin by defining our central concepts: what issues fall under the heading of the "environment?" What is the political nature of these issues? How have these issues been approached, successfully and unsuccessfully? Which actors have taken a role in environmental governance? What are the processes that result in policies to address environmental concerns, how do these processes vary, and why do these processes matter? What are the constraints on policymaking? How do we judge the effectiveness of policies?
Course Attributes: EN S; BU BA; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC