Environmental and ecological challenges are becoming increasingly important in socio-spatial regulation. This module introduces students to the main concepts and theories that underpin environmental policy-making with particular reference to the issues and examples at local, national and global scales. This module has four main aims: (1) to examine the key environmental challenges facing human societies; (2) to explore past, present and possible future responses to those challenges; (3) to provide students with a range of conceptual and analytical tools for analysing political and regulatory responses to environmental conflict and (4) to provide students with knowledge and understanding to assist in confronting environmental challenges.
||Dr Liz Sharp
||Lectures, Problem Solving, Tutorials
Provide the core knowledge in terms of: (1) environmental challenges; (2) conceptual frameworks for understanding policy responses; and (3) the strengths and limitations of policy responses.
Enable the achievement of Aims 1, 2, 3 and 4 and Learning Outcomes 1 and 2.
Students work in groups to analyse policy information, presenting findings back to the class. Groups will present a balanced analysis of the policy problem.
Enables the achievement of Aim 3 and Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3.
Introduces students to the critical thinking skills needs for detailed reading of conceptual literature.
Enables the achievement of Aims 3 and 4 and Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3.
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