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Environmental Political Theory - Single View

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Type of Course Reading course Long text
Number 068014 Short text
Term SS 2017 Hours per week in term 2
Expected no. of participants Study Year
Max. participants 25
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Language english
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Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Fachbereich 06 Erziehungswissenschaft und Sozialwissenschaften
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Tue. 16:00 to 18:00 weekly 18.04.2017 to 25.07.2017  Scharnhorststr. 100 - SCH 100.125       18.04.2017: Der Lektürekurs startet am 25.04.2017!
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Responsible Instructor
Responsible Instructor Responsibilities
Gumbert, Tobias, Dr. responsible
Curriculae
Graduation - Curricula Sem ECTS Bereich Teilgebiet
Bachelor - Internationale und Europäische Governance (82 E83 14) -
Bachelor (2-Fach) - Soziologie (B2 149 4) -
Bachelor - Politik und Wirtschaft (82 C31 10) -
Bachelor - Politik und Recht (82 968 10) -
Zwei-Fach-Bachelor - Politikwissenschaft (L2 129 11) -
Bachelor - Geographie (82 050 13) -
Bachelor (2-Fach) - Ökonomik (B2 960 10) -
Exams / Modules
Number of Exam Module
34001 Standard- oder Lektürekurs I - Bachelor Politik und Recht Version 2010
34002 Standard- oder Lektürekurs II - Bachelor Politik und Recht Version 2010
34003 Standard- oder Lektürekurs III - Bachelor Politik und Recht Version 2010
34004 Standard- oder Lektürekurs IV - Bachelor Politik und Recht Version 2010
34001 Standard- oder Lektürekurs I - Bachelor Politik und Wirtschaft Version 2010
34002 Standard- oder Lektürekurs II - Bachelor Politik und Wirtschaft Version 2010
34003 Standard- oder Lektürekurs III - Bachelor Politik und Wirtschaft Version 2010
34004 Standard- oder Lektürekurs IV - Bachelor Politik und Wirtschaft Version 2010
31003 Aufbaukurs - Bachelor (2-Fach) Ökonomik Version 2010
106102 Lektürekurs nach Wahl - Bachelor Geographie Version 2013
20002 Lektürekurs nach Wahl - Zwei-Fach-Bachelor Politikwissenschaft Version 2011
15002 Ein Lektürekurs nach Wahl - Zwei-Fach-Bachelor Politikwissenschaft Version 2011
28001 Grundkurs I "Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft" - Bachelor (2-Fach) Ökonomik Version 2007
22001 Grundkurs I "Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft" - Bachelor (2-Fach) Soziologie Version 2004
16001 Standard- oder Lektürekurs I - Bachelor Intern u europ Governance Version 2014
16002 Standard- oder Lektürekurs I mit Hausarbeit - Bachelor Intern u europ Governance Version 2014
16003 Standard- oder Lektürekurs II - Bachelor Intern u europ Governance Version 2014
16004 Standard- oder Lektürekurs II mit Hausarbeit - Bachelor Intern u europ Governance Version 2014
17001 Standard- oder Lektürekurs III - Bachelor Intern u europ Governance Version 2014
17002 Standard- oder Lektürekurs III mit Hausarbeit - Bachelor Intern u europ Governance Version 2014
17003 Standard- oder Lektürekurs IV - Bachelor Intern u europ Governance Version 2014
17004 Standard- oder Lektürekurs IV mit Hausarbeit - Bachelor Intern u europ Governance Version 2014
17005 Standard- oder Lektürekurs V - Bachelor Intern u europ Governance Version 2014
17006 Standard- oder Lektürekurs V mit Hausarbeit - Bachelor Intern u europ Governance Version 2014
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Contents
Description

Course description:

 

Environmental Political Theory (EPT) reflects on a range of new and already established terms and concepts that theorize about the human relationship to nature (or the non-human) and about “ways to reverse, mitigate, and/or adapt to ecological threats and devastation” (Gabrielson et al. 2016: 4). The authors in the field of EPT draw from various traditions in political theory (liberalism, republicanism, pluralism, critical theory etc.) and scholarship of neighboring disciplines (geography, philosophy, animal studies, feminist theory, science and technology studies etc.), which constitutes EPT as a broad field of inquiry. The theoretical concepts of interest, for example sustainability, biodiversity or the Anthropocene, cannot be contained within a particular issue area for government policy (such as environmental policy), but effect, on the contrary, a wide range of political concerns including culture and difference, citizenship, societal needs, democratic deliberation, human rights, structural injustice, consumption and well-being, wealth and poverty. It is therefore particularly important to develop a thorough understanding of these in political discussions widely disseminated, profoundly complex and often highly contested terms.

 

 

The seminar will engage with “classics” in the field (e.g. Dryzek’s Rational Ecology, Dobson’s Green Political Thought) as well as with contemporary theoretical debates within the Global Environmental Governance, Environmental Justice and/or Sustainability literature (Post-sustainability, Environmentality, New/Green Materialism etc.). The discussed texts use a number of different “techniques” in political theory, among them conceptual critique, normative analysis of structures of power or nuanced understandings of political values (e.g. democracy, justice and freedom). Thus, the seminar’s aim is to give a comprehensive overview of key approaches to political theorizing in relation to environmental concerns.

 

 

 

General reading:

 

Death, Carl (ed.) (2014): Critical Environmental Politics. London/New York: Routledge.

Dryzek, John S.; Honig, Bonnie and Anne Phillips (eds.) (2006): The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gabrielson, Teena; Hall, Cheryl; Meyer, John M. and David Schlosberg (eds.) (2016): The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Nicholson, Simon and Paul Wapner (eds.) (2015): Global Environmental Politics. From Person to Planet. London: Paradigm Publishers.

 

 

 

Course requirements (short):

 

The seminar (including all course materials provided) will be conducted in English. There is however no need for “Oxford English” language proficiency, the seminar should rather be understood as an exercise in reading, writing and debating in a non-native language. Apart from acquiring content-related knowledge in the field of Environmental Political Theory, the central goals of the seminar consist in the practice of reading and preparing academic literature systematically for discussion in class and learning to engage in these discussions through reasoned and theory-based argumentation.

 

Students will be required to hand in short written assignments on a number of topics discussed during the course of the semester. Possible questions to take up in an essay will be provided for each session (“Studienleistung”).

 

The seminar can be successfully completed by writing a term paper at the end of the semester (word count: 5000-6000, references included; deadline: September 30th 2017) (“Prüfungsleistung”).


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