Politics of Environmental Change with Dr Pedram Rashidi

Contemporary environmental problems have undeniably taken on crisis characteristics, which register in immediate local contexts, regionally, internationally, and globally. Scientists and many in the general public agree that political responses to the challenges entailed in this are inadequate, too slow, and too incoherent at present. In this course, we explore a) why this is the case; b) how ecological concerns are nevertheless beginning to reshape political and policy processes; c) what this means for received and entrenched understandings of political thought, political economy, development, and public policy; and how political analysts may or should respond. From climate change to global biodiversity, if you want to find out about 'making rules' for a better future, this course is for you.

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