POLS 043. Environmental Policy and Politics
Topics in environmental politics, policy, and law. In the United States, we focus on national regulation and proposals for more flexible responses to achieve environmental goals; environmental movements and environmental justice; the role of science in democratic policy-making; courts and the impact of federalism, the commerce clause, and rights on regulation. The course also considers the role and efficacy of supranational institutions and NGOs and controversies between more and less developed nations. Topics include most of the following: air and water pollution, common-pool resource problems, toxic and radioactive waste, sustainable development, food, natural resource management, wilderness, environmental racism, effects of climate change.
Eligible for ENVS CBL
Fall 2017. Nackenoff.
Catalog chapter: Political Science
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/political-science
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