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Fall 2018
Sep 17, 2021
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GOVT 224 - Environmental Politics
This course will examine recurring political problems arising in the context of environmental and natural resource protection. Subject areas will include the philosophic and economic underpinnings of the environmental movement, wildlife protection, wetlands preservation, air and water quality improvement, energy, hazardous waste disposal; timber management, wilderness and park protection, and global climate change. The types of problems examined will include issues of federalism, the proper role for cost (risk) benefit analysis, economic incentives as a management approach, environmental racism, economic subsidies, regulatory “taking” of private property without compensation, appropriate roles for the three branches of government in environmental decision-making, international (including trade and global warming) environmental issues, and the relative merits of different methods of resolving environmental problems.

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who earned credit for GOVT 354 Environmental Politics in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Government Department

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Mutual Exclusion:
This course carries a mutual exclusion with the following courses; you may not enroll in it if you have completed any of the following with a passing grade:
GOVT 354

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