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Democracy and Sustainability - Single View

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Type of Course Intermediate seminar Long text
Number 062111 Short text
Term WS 2020/21 Hours per week in term
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Mon. 10:00 to 12:00 weekly 19.10.2020 to 01.02.2021  Scharnhorststr. 100 - SCH 100.124       19.10.2020: 
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Mon. 10:00 to 12:00 Individual event at 08.02.2021 Scharnhorststr. 100 - SCH 100.124        
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Responsible Instructor
Responsible Instructor Responsibilities
Gumbert, Tobias, Dr. responsible
Curriculae
Graduation - Curricula Sem ECTS Bereich Teilgebiet
Master - Comparative Public Governance (88 F15 18) -
MEd Berufskollegs - Wirtschaftslehre / Politik (E4 976 19) -
MEd Gymnasien u Gesamt - Sozialwissenschaften (Politikwissenschaft, Soziologie, Wirtschaftswissenschaften) (E3 F07 19) -
MEd HRSGe - Sozialwissenschaften (Politikwissenschaft, Soziologie, Wirtschaftswissenschaften) (E2 F07 14) -
MEd Gymnasien u Gesamt - Sozialwissenschaften (Politikwissenschaft, Soziologie, Wirtschaftswissenschaften) (E3 F07 14) -
MEd Berufskollegs - Wirtschaftslehre / Politik (E4 976 14) -
Master - Politikwissenschaft (88 129 14) -
Master - Internationale und Europäische Governance (88 E83 18) -
Master - Erziehungswissenschaft (88 052 15) -
Exams / Modules
Number of Exam Module
44002 Masterseminar - Master Erziehungswissenschaft Version 2015
44001 Masterseminar - Master Erziehungswissenschaft Version 2015
15001 Fachwissenschaftliche Veranstaltung - MEd Berufskollegs Wirtschaftsl. / Politik Version 2014
15001 Fachwissenschaftliche Veranstaltung - MEd Gymnasien u Gesamt Sozialw. (Pol-w,Soz,WiWi) Version 2014
16001 Fachwissenschaftliche Veranstaltung - MEd HRSGe Sozialw. (Pol-w,Soz,WiWi) Version 2014
13004 Masterseminar mit Hausarbeit - Master Politikwissenschaft Version 2014
13003 Masterseminar ohne Hausarbeit - Master Politikwissenschaft Version 2014
13002 Masterseminar ohne Hausarbeit - Master Politikwissenschaft Version 2014
13001 Masterseminar ohne Hausarbeit - Master Politikwissenschaft Version 2014
18002 Masterseminar VI mit Hausarbeit - Master Intern u europ Governance Version 2018
18001 Masterseminar V ohne Hausarbeit - Master Intern u europ Governance Version 2018
17004 Masterseminar VIII mit Hausarbeit - Master Intern u europ Governance Version 2018
17003 Masterseminar VII ohne Hausarbeit - Master Intern u europ Governance Version 2018
17002 Masterseminar VI ohne Hausarbeit - Master Intern u europ Governance Version 2018
17001 Masterseminar V ohne Hausarbeit - Master Intern u europ Governance Version 2018
12002 Masterseminar II mit Hausarbeit - Master Intern u europ Governance Version 2018
12001 Masterseminar I ohne Hausarbeit - Master Intern u europ Governance Version 2018
11004 Masterseminar IV mit Hausarbeit - Master Intern u europ Governance Version 2018
11003 Masterseminar III ohne Hausarbeit - Master Intern u europ Governance Version 2018
11002 Masterseminar II ohne Hausarbeit - Master Intern u europ Governance Version 2018
11001 Masterseminar I ohne Hausarbeit - Master Intern u europ Governance Version 2018
14001 Masterseminar ohne Hausarbeit - Master Politikwissenschaft Version 2014
14002 Masterseminar mit Hausarbeit - Master Politikwissenschaft Version 2014
13501 Masterseminar ohne Hausarbeit - Master Politikwissenschaft Version 2014
13502 Masterseminar ohne Hausarbeit - Master Politikwissenschaft Version 2014
13503 Masterseminar ohne Hausarbeit - Master Politikwissenschaft Version 2014
13504 Masterseminar ohne Hausarbeit - Master Politikwissenschaft Version 2014
13505 Masterseminar mit Hausarbeit - Master Politikwissenschaft Version 2014
13506 Masterseminar mit Hausarbeit - Master Politikwissenschaft Version 2014
14901 Masterseminar nach Wahl - MEd Gymnasien u Gesamt Sozialw. (Pol-w,Soz,WiWi) Version 2019
14901 Masterseminar nach Wahl - MEd Berufskollegs Wirtschaftsl. / Politik Version 2019
20001 Wahlpflichtseminar I - Master Comparative Public Govern Version 2018
20002 Wahlpflichtseminar II - Master Comparative Public Govern Version 2018
18001 Masterseminar Politische Partizipation I - Master Comparative Public Govern Version 2018
18002 Masterseminar Politische Partizipation II - Master Comparative Public Govern Version 2018
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Fachbereich 06 Erziehungswissenschaft und Sozialwissenschaften
Contents
Description

The course will be conducted digitally via Zoom, for the most part in synchronous mode (weekly meetings). Join the introductory session on November 2nd at 10:15 am here:

Join Zoom Meeting https://wwu.zoom.us/j/93568959031

Meeting ID: 935 6895 9031 // ID code: 172824

In the first session, you will receive all relevant information to access our regular Zoom meetings and our shared workspace on Learnweb.

 

The relationship of democracy and sustainability is a difficult one: while political systems need to be responsive and act fast and decisive in the face of rapidly ensuing climate change, the sustainability scorecard of democracies is less than ideal. Dale Jamieson has recently put it like his: ”Climate change plays into democracy’s weaknesses. It’s a global issue that can only be managed through global cooperation, yet democracies are responsible only to their own voters, which can weaken multilateral efforts and make governments glaringly indifferent to concerns beyond their own borders.”

 

In this seminar, we will look at the challenges democracies are confronted with in ‘greening’ their societies, i.e. mitigate and adapt to the consequences of global climate change, while at the same time securing or even improving upon democratic achievements – such as individual freedoms, wellbeing, equity or justice. We will look at theories and concepts that address and try to make sense of this relationship (liberal, republican and critical traditions), structures and dynamics (consumerism, global inequalities), actors and governance contexts (the state, citizens, corporations), issues and sectors (biodiversity, human rights) and innovations and experiments (technologies, socio-environmental movements). By doing so, the seminar aims to provide a comprehensive overview of current debates situated at the crossroads where democracy and sustainability scholarship intersect.

 

 

Introductory reading

 

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

Kalfagianni, Agni; Fuchs, Doris and Anders Hayden (eds.). 2020. Routledge Handbook of Global Sustainability Governance. New York & Abingdon: Routledge. 

 

 

Course requirements

 

Apart from acquiring content-related knowledge in the field of Environmental Politics and Governance, students are expected to read and prepare academic literature systematically for discussion in class and to engage in 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: March 31st 2021) (”Prüfungsleistung”).


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