Political Power & Environment (IIPOSC-399)
Political power has been described as an "essentially contested" concept, meaning that we are unlikely ever to settle on a single, timeless definition. This class will look at four competing ways of defining and studying power. Each will be illustrated by a case drawn from diverse fields of environmental study ranging from history, public policy, philosphy, and native American studies. Students will obtain from this class a detailed knowledge of important historic environmental struggles. Students will also learn about varied methods of developing evidence and engaging in the study of power, one of the central concepts of politics.
Faculty: Michael M Welsh
Start/End Date: May 19, 2014 - June 27, 2014
Instructional Method: Lecture-based Learning