Postgraduate Module Descriptor


POLM005M: The Politics, Policy and Practice of Sustainable Development

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

Overview

NQF Level7
Credits20 ECTS Value10
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (3 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Duncan Russel (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

This module is only available to students on the MPA Programme

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This is an advanced postgraduate module in which you will examine the policy and governance problems of sustainable development. On this module you will study distinctive features of environmental policy problems such as the way they spill over jurisdictional borders and have long term consequences that can be difficult for political leaders to address. You will critically analyse the various interpretations of ‘sustainable development’ and their implications for policy choice. You will conduct in-depth analysis of sustainable development strategies and related environmental policy and reflect on the general lessons that can be learned from them.

This a short intensive course, only open to students on the MPA programme, taught over three weeks – one preparation, one week intensive teaching an one week for completion of assignments.

 

Module created

01/10/2009

Last revised

09/07/2018