Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3074: The Politics of Climate Change

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 6
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Duncan Russel (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module introduces you to the political and governance challenges presented by climate change. In so doing, it will demonstrate that producing effective climate policy is an inherently complex activity because of: the politicisation of climate science; issues surrounding intra and intergenerational equity; the interconnectedness of climate change and sustainable development; the cross-sectoral and multi-actor dynamics of climate issues; the interactions between different governance scales; and the vested interests of powerful states. For successful completion of the module you will need to have a strong background in politics, international relations or human geography.

Module created

10/03/2011

Last revised

11/02/2019