20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This unit aims to help students analyse environmental policy. It provides an overview of the principal elements of contemporary environmental governance, and an introduction to the process of systematic policy evaluation in relation to a policy element of your choice. The module draws attention to the contested and complex nature of the policy environment, and the role of the competing interests in relation to policy on the environment. Through individual investigation of a specific element of policy, you will explore the multi-level nature of environmental policy, contested and competing policy goals, and one approach to understanding how policy brings about change.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Classroom testing

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Urban Studies and Planning):

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