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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. Key topics include conceptualizing climate governance, science and politics, climate change economics, pricing and taxing carbon, US and developing world climate politics, climate change infrastructure struggles, spiritual beliefs and climate politics, climate change and violence, and beyond the Paris Agreement. The focus will be on how politics and economic factors shape responses to climate change.

POLSCI 768 / GLOBALST 725

Political Economy of Global Climate Change

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

This course provides students with an opportunity to investigate the global political economy of climate change. Key topics include conceptualizing climate governance, science and politics, climate change economics, pricing and taxing carbon, US and developing world climate politics, climate change infrastructure struggles, spiritual beliefs and climate politics, climate change and violence, and beyond the Paris Agreement. The focus will be on how politics and economic factors shape responses to climate change.


Robert O'Brien

Professor