ESPP 78. Environmental Politics

Semester: 

Fall
  • Professor: Sheila Jasanoff
  • Term: Fall
  • Day: M, W
  • Time: 10:30-11:45AM
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 112610
  • Subject Area: Environmental Science & Public Policy

An introduction to the history, organization, goals, and ideals of environmental protection in America. Examines the shifts in emphasis from nature protection to pollution control to sustainability over the past hundred years and develops critical tools to analyze changing conceptions of nature and the role of science in environmental policy formulation. Of central interest is the relationship between knowledge, uncertainty, and political or legal action. Theoretical approaches are combined with case studies of major episodes and controversies in environmental protection.