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|Meet Day||M/W||10:10 AM - 11:30 AM||T135|
Environmental issues have become increasingly significant in democratic politics and are now a salient issue of global politics, both at the inter-state and transnational levels. This module focuses on the ways that different democratic polities are adapting to green, global concerns. What is the state of international negotiations about so-called green policies? What roles can markets and institutions play? At what scale (local, national, federal, or supranational) are green policies most effectively executed? This module will identify the political challenges and dilemmas posed by green policies in democracies, discuss the best green policy tools in national, sub-national, and international contexts, and focus on the transnational venues of environmental activism and green policies that have developed recently around the world, with specific case-studies from America and Europe.