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Environmental politics and institutions

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: SK2221 | Sustainability focused
Spring 2020
100% Day
Period: 26 March 2020 - 7 June 2020
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course aims at offering a broad understanding of the complex conditions under which societies are to act in order to combat environmental problems, along with an extensive theoretical and methodological deepening to the analysis of the governing of natural resources. During the course, the students become acquainted with the political attempts to cope with several environmental problems, such as those found in the marine environment, water, land-use and biodiversity, and various airborne environmental problems including climate change. The course scrutinizes in what ways actors' environmental behavior is on the one hand explained by factors such as informal institutions, e.g., what values, norms, beliefs and morals the actors are having, and on the other hand formal institutions, i.e., how society is organized, both politically and administratively and how policies can be designed to overcome environmental problems.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Admission to the course requires the successful completion of a minimum of 15 credits from either one or a combination of the core courses ‘Political Science Analysis’ (15 credits) and ‘Political Perspectives’ (15 credits) or completion of a minimum of 15 credits from the courses given the first term of one of the programmes, Master’s Programme in European Studies or Master’s Programme in International Administration and Global Governance and English 6/English B, or equivalent knowledge.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 21 003 SEK
First payment: 21 003 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

Student counsellor, +46 31 786 1189, studentcounselling@pol.gu.se


Department of Political Science
Box 711
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Sprängkullsgatan 19

Course that is sustainability-focused where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria. The content with a focus on sustainability must also, in accordance with the criteria, constitute the course's main focus

Course that is sustainability-related where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.

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