What's included?

Theory and analysis of political decision-making about environmental management

This Master’s level course provides advanced knowledge of political decision-making, with an emphasis on environmental management at different analytical and political levels, and you will learn the general features of political decision-making according to different theoretical traditions. You will also develop your skills in analysing complexities related to globalisation, regionalisation and administrative devolution/decentralisation, and review the major analytical approaches in policy analysis, analysing the construction of environmental problems in political decision-making and the behaviour of different actors in rational decision-making settings. You will apply theoretical decision-making models to real situations of environmental management and assess to what extent and how interaction between stakeholders at different levels affects governance patterns.

Course design

This course is taught through lectures and seminars, and is assessed on the basis of oral presentations of material related to seminars and by an individual written report on the course literature.