Transnational Environmental Politics: The food, energy, and water nexus 2013-14
(The Nexus 2013-14)

 
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Environmental challenges know no national boundaries; frequently, they are transnational in nature and effects, and require a response which, typically, exposes the limits of and transcends state-based policies. This course covers one particular aspect of transnational environmental politics, namely conflicts over natural resources at and between different scales. In particular, it will focus on the nexus between three different but linked types of security: energy, water, and food. Recognition that energy, food and water security (among others) form a nexus of policy and human development problems around the world has grown dramatically among policy makers and analysts in recent years. “Nexus thinking,” whereby the interrelationships between energy, food and water become the primary unit of analysis, is spurring innovations in theoretical understandings and policy design. In the context of climate change, ecosystem degradation and continued population growth, the urgency for new policy approaches and understandings of how multiple resource constraints play out on the ground is growing.

This course requires an enrolment key