Postgraduate Modules: POL6602 - Political Economy of Global Environmental Change

Module Code

POL 6602

Module Title

Political Economy of Global Environmental Change


Level 4




30 credits

Taught by:

Rosaleen Duffy

Module Description:

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the major debates in the political economy of environment. It will examine central debates around climate change, the Anthropocene, the commons, the green economy, biodiversity loss, population, sustainability and environment induced conflict. These debates will be examined by analysing the different approaches to tackling global environmental change. Therefore, the course will explore the debates about the political economy of global environmental change at various scales – including international, regional, national and local scales, and as well as managing the commons and how individuals might engage in forms of environmental self regulation/self- limiting behaviours. The course will also make use of specific case studies to illuminate the wider conceptual debates.