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GPP 562 Resource Governance, Environment and Human Security

International policy processes associated with themes of environmental security: disaster prevention; resource curse; institution building and conflict minerals and global expropriation. Issues to be considered include human rights advocacy and peacekeeping, food security and food sovereignty.

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
RestrictedGPP 562 001Web-Oriented Course1 Mon Wed9:3012:30

Limited seating is open to non-MPPGA students. Please contact MPPGA at mppga.program@ubc.ca.

This course explores the linkages between environment, development, and security and asks students to analyse and discuss related policy initiatives. Specific case studies will focus on land grabs and food security, toxic waste exports, conflict minerals, and the resource curse, while one class specifically looks at the security risks and protection of environmental and community activists. Careful examination of the socio-political context, processes and outcomes of policy-making will form an important part of the discussions. Classes will cover key debates and the use of empirical evidence, policy formulation and implementation by stakeholders including international organisations, civil society advocacy groups and for-profit corporations, and results from evaluations. Students will ma and ~

ke individual presentations and work collaboratively on the course themes. Emphasis at the end of the course will be placed on developing and debating policy recommendations made by students on topic of their choice.