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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Global Ecopolitics, fall books

I'm teaching POLS 335 this fall, "Global Ecopolitics." I adopted that course title many years ago because it echoes a phrase often used by a faculty member (Dennis Pirages) at my PhD-granting institution, University of Maryland. Essentially, however, the course is about "Global Environmental Politics."

This is the first time I've taught the course since 2009 as my last scheduled section was handed off to a colleague when I was elected Department chair back in 2011.

The large gap means that the course needs entirely new textbooks. Once again, I've decided to emphasize climate change in the course. Instead of also addressing the "bottom billion" as it did previously, the class is going to focus on raw materials scarcity.

The books:

The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources CoverThe Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources


ISBN13: 9781250023971
ISBN10: 1250023971 

Pwws - Polity Whats Wrong #7: What's Wrong with Climate Politics and How to Fix It CoverWhat's Wrong with Climate Politics and How to Fix It


ISBN13: 9780745652511
ISBN10: 0745652514 

What We Know about Climate Change (Boston Review Books) Cover

What We Know about Climate Change


ISBN13: 9780262018432
ISBN10: 0262018438

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