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International Water Policy

Water has been touted as ‘blue gold’, the ‘new oil’ and a potential catalyst for war in the 21st century. This seminar on international water policy addresses water law and policy at multiple scales from the community level to global governance regimes. This course will engage theories of property rights, policy change, and multi-level governance to examine different water policies and evaluate their design and performance in relation to major themes and debates associated with the global water crisis. The course will equip students with an interdisciplinary understanding of contemporary water problems, policies, and institutions, drawing from multiple approaches to institutional and policy analysis.

POL SCI 763 / GLOBAL ST 763 / SEP 756

International Water Policy

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Offered?: No Language?: No

Water has been touted as ‘blue gold’, the ‘new oil’ and a potential catalyst for war in the 21st century. This seminar on international water policy addresses water law and policy at multiple scales from the community level to global governance regimes. This course will engage theories of property rights, policy change, and multi-level governance to examine different water policies and evaluate their design and performance in relation to major themes and debates associated with the global water crisis. The course will equip students with an interdisciplinary understanding of contemporary water problems, policies, and institutions, drawing from multiple approaches to institutional and policy analysis.


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