ENP-34306 Environmental Policy: Analysis and Evaluation

Course

Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Lecture20
Tutorial4
Group work8
Independent study
Course coordinator(s)PhD EC Carballo Cárdenas
Lecturer(s)PhD EC Carballo Cárdenas
dr. J van Leeuwen
prof. dr. NE Hoehne
Examiner(s)dr. M Smits

Language of instruction:

English

Assumed knowledge on:

Basics of environmental policy at BSc level.

Continuation courses:

International Environmental Policy; Advanced Environmental Economics and Policy; Sociological Perspectives on Environmental Change; Advanced International Environmental Politics; Thesis Environmental Policy

Contents:

The course provides a detailed introduction to the social scientific study of environmental politics, with a focus on policy analysis and evaluation. We discuss models of environmental policy processes and networks, instruments of environmental policy (such as regulatory, market-based and information-based approaches) and frameworks to evaluate environmental policy. The course focuses on analysis and evaluation in theory and in practice, through in-depth case studies. A (group) assignment on environmental policy evaluation is an integral part of the course.

Learning outcomes:

The course consist of the following activities: - self-study and plenary lectures on environmental policy theories and models, different environmental policy instruments and evaluation frameworks; - guest lectures on key developments in environmental governance and new state-market relations. - one major policy evaluation study, carried out in groups of 3-5 students. The study will entail an evaluation of a specific environmental policy (the EU ETS). Students will have to present/discuss their group work in class.

Activities:

The course consist of the following activities:
- plenary lectures on environmental policy theories and models, different environmental policy instruments + evaluation frameworks; key developments in environmental governance and new state-market relations.
- one major policy evaluation study, carried out in small groups of 3-5 students. The study will entail an evaluation of a specific environmental policy. Students will have the opportunity to present/discuss their group work in class.

Examination:

- written exam 60%;
- group assignment 40%.
Both need a 5.5 or higher to pass.

Literature:

Various book chapters and articles on the topics outlined above; A course outline can be obtained upon request from the course coordinator.

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
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MAMAquaculture and Marine Resource ManagementMScC: Marine Governance2MO