EGS4059F - Environmental Governance In The Global South

30 credits at NQF level 8

Entry Requirements:

Acceptance for Honours or Master’s specialising in EGS.

Course Outline:

This course aims to introduce students to the theory and praxis of environmental governance relevant to global South contexts. It begins by outlining and discussing dominant historical and current environmental governance theories, models and approaches at the global level. The course then engages with various economic, political, historical, institutional and social drivers that influence environmental governance processes, practices and implementation, using the global South as a lens. It underlines symmetries and asymmetries of environmental governance by drawing on various natural resource use and governance sectors, i.e. biodiversity conservation, mining, forestry, tourism, etc. The course also engages the Sustainable Development Goals from a governance perspective, by critically analyzing whether or not they can realistically be in conversation with and address issues relating to environmental governance practice in the global South.