|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Course coordinator(s)||prof. dr. ir. JPM van Tatenhove|
|Lecturer(s)||prof. dr. ir. JPM van Tatenhove|
|prof. dr. ir. AEJ Wals|
|dr. ir. RA Groeneveld|
|Examiner(s)||prof. dr. ir. JPM van Tatenhove|
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This course provides an overview of major environmental policy instruments, with a focus on the Netherlands. In addition, it will touch upon the key relationships between Dutch and international environmental policy.
The course comprises the following subjects;
- the general structure of the Dutch environmental policy (including the most important policy science backgrounds);
- instruments for direct regulation (including environmental law backgrounds);
- economic instruments (including the most important economic backgrounds);
- communicative instruments (including environmental extension and education).
After this course students are able to:
- reproduce the institutionalization of Dutch environmental policy from the 1960s till now;
- know the main principles and trends in Dutch environmental policy;
- identify and name the differences between direct regulation, economic and communicative instruments;
- describe the major strengths and weaknesses of these instruments in Dutch environmental policy;
- know the principles of environmental economy in general, as applied in economic instruments;
- know about the economic evaluation of environmental policy instruments, in terms of efficiency and cost effectivity;
- know in general the principles of Dutch environmental law;
- to distinguish the use of different policy instruments in a specific environmental policy case;
- to evaluate the use of different policy instruments in a specific case.
- studying the course literature;
- tutorials with practical assignments related to environmental policy instruments;
- analysis and reporting of a concrete environmental policy case, in a small workgroup.
The grading is based on (1) a written exam, (2) the results of the case, and (3) the student's performance at the tutorials.
A course outline is available at the ENP group.
Course literature is announced at the start.
|Compulsory for:||BES||Environmental Sciences||BSc||4WD|