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Fall 2021 International Affairs U6087 section 001
Environmental Advocacy: From Interest to
Environmental Advocacy

Call Number 16263
Day & Time
M 11:00am-12:50pm
402 International Affairs Building
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Sara Tjossem
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Recognition, prevention and resolution of environmental problems depends on effective environmental advocacy, but what constitutes effective collective action? Advocates typically argue that they represent the collective interests of the general public and underrepresented groups, and use a variety of tactics to express themselves over a range of scale.  Government regulation and environmental science also often rely upon the product of advocacy to different degrees. How much has advocacy influenced environmental policy and political and civic engagement? This class examines the role of advocacy and science inside and outside the US environmental policy-making process, and addresses different approaches to environmental advocacy from the local to the global. Using both historical and contemporary sources, the course investigates how different groups experience the natural and built worlds, the interplay of citizens and science, the treatment of science by advocates and the media, and the role of advocates of various types in legislative, administrative and judicial decision making. It also takes a comparative approach of how other political systems (e.g. China) experience and responds to environmental advocacy. Along the way, we will explore connections between environmental change and social inequality, the rise of modern environmental politics, environmentalism and nationalism, and differing visions for the future of nature.
Web Site Vergil
Department International and Public Affairs
Enrollment 18 students (25 max) as of 9:08PM Friday, September 24, 2021
Subject International Affairs
Number U6087
Section 001
Division School of International and Public Affairs
Open To Architecture, Schools of the Arts, Business, Engineering:Graduate, GSAS, SIPA, Journalism, Law, Public Health, Professional Studies, Social Work
Campus Morningside
Section key 20213INAF6087U001

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