732114 Environmental and natural resources policies I: Basics and classical themes

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Buzogany, Aron , Hogl, Karl
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


Definition of basic concepts -trends in ressource use -projections, prededictions and szenarios -main forces of ressource use -carrying capacity -management of ressource use -global ressource regimes -local case studies

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The issue of ressources has been given a prior position on the societal agenda over the last three decades, under a particula attention to the "scarcity of natural ressources". Introduction to the social and political factors that influence how the different meanings and values ascribed to natural resources in modern society contribute to political conflicts over resource allocation and management. Develops awareness of strengths and limitations of approaches, tools, and techniques of conflict resolution in policy development. The seminar will emphasize ideas, actors, interests and other social-science related macro-variables (including concepts and models).
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