Monday, 17 February 2014

New degree in Environment, Politics and Development

Starting in October 2014, the Department of Development Studies will be opening a new MSc course - in Environment, Politics and Development. Full details are here, and hot!


New MSc in Environment, Politics and Development
Department of Development Studies
SOAS, University of London
Convenors: Professor Rosaleen Duffy and Professor Peter Mollinga




This programme uses a critical political ecology frame and examines environmental policy and its intersections with development from a social justice angle. It is taught and convened by leading political ecologists and offers a critical analysis of key issues including water, climate, fisheries, forests, agricultural production, biodiversity, conflicts and energy supply.

The Masters asks important questions including:
§  Can we govern  the commons?
§  How does the environment intersect with global poverty, wealth and questions of inequality?
§  Can carbon trading offer a solution to managing climate change?
§  How does access to water intersect with dynamics of wealth and poverty?
§  Is wildlife conservation implicated in social injustices?
§  What role can and do environmental movements play in development?
§  Is there a link between environmental change and violent conflict?
§  What are the political ecologies of forests?


For enquiries about the content of the programme please contact Professor Rosaleen Duffy rd38@soas.ac.uk
For recruitment and admissions please contact study@soas.ac.uk

Read here Rosaleen's take on the recent London Declaration on wildlife trafficking for Just Conservation



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