Class Restriction And Registration Summary


POLS 30259 - Section 01: The Pol. of Global Environment (CRN 29059)
Long Title: The Politics of Global Environment

Course Description:
The political problems associated with the environment are collective problems that will require collective solutions. The core theoretical concept that we will use to organize our thoughts about the politics of managing our environment and that will be the collective action problem, a well-articulated and tested concept in the political and social sciences. The most pressing problem is, of course, climate change but there are other environmental issues that we will address, such as fracking. The accumulation of evidence, even anecdotal evidence, seems to point toward potentially irreversible changes in our environment and an almost mind-boggling resistance to doing much about it. It is this resistance that I think it is important to understand from a political science point of view. If the problems are indeed as dramatic as many say they are (and I think they have evidence on their side), then the solutions will have to be crafted in the political arena. We will try to develop ways to think about political solutions to these collective problems.

Associated Term: Spring Semester 2016
Campus: Main
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Employee Non-Degree (EM) ,  St. Mary's College (SM) ,  Undergraduate Non-Degree (UD) ,  Undergraduate (UG)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:
Main (M)

Course Attributes:
ENST - Energy Studies ,  SUS3 - Social Institutions ,  ZTST - Final exam

Registration Availability (Overflow: Off )
  Maximum Actual Remaining
TOTAL 30 23 7

Crosslist Information
Class Information Maximum Actual Remaining
POLS  30259 01, CRN 29059  (Primary) 30 23 7
IIPS  30412 01, CRN 30015   5 4 1
Total 35 27 8