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International and Comparative Environmental Climate Policy (International and Comparative Environmental Climate Policy)


Dozent/inHelmut Weidner
RaumGarystr. 55, 14195 Berlin 55-C (Seminarraum)
8:30 - 10:00

(Deutsch / Englisch)

This is the second part of a course that began in the Summer Semester. The course is designed for students who are writing a major research paper on a comparative or international environmental issue. The course covers both theoretical and practical issues related to environmental policy and will integrate students own research interests into the discussion. Issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, energy efficiency and renewable energies, over-fishing will be examined. We will consider questions of regime formation, comparative policy approaches, and issues of leaders and laggards. Analyzing the factors and causes for success or failure in environmental policy is a precondition for an effective policy. Political scientists could contribute by studying questions, such as: What are the driving forces or hindrances in environmental and climate policy? Which instruments, strategies, institutions are effective? Which actors are influential and by which means? How fair is environmental policy from a global and national perspective? This part of the course will be focused heavily on presentations by students of work begun in the previous semester.