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Political Economy of Global Climate Change

This course provides students with an opportunity to investigate the global political economy of climate change. Through a careful reading and discussion of key books and recent news articles or websites the course initiates a multidisciplinary exploration of the problem of climate change. The topic will be pursued by considering contributions from climate science, economics, fiction, philosophy, political economy, political science and international relations.

POLSCI 768 / GLOBALST 725

Political Economy of Global Climate Change

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Winter Offered?: Yes

This course provides students with an opportunity to investigate the global political economy of climate change. Through a careful reading and discussion of key books and recent news articles or websites the course initiates a multidisciplinary exploration of the problem of climate change. The topic will be pursued by considering contributions from climate science, economics, fiction, philosophy, political economy, political science and international relations.


Robert O'Brien

Professor