Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg



Politics of Environment and Development

Dozenten: Saloni Gupta
Zeit: Block

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with key issues and debates on environment and development. The main thrust will be on the politics of environment, which is explored and examined at different levels (temporal and spatial) and from the perspectives of different actors involved in it.
The students taking this course will comprehend and analyze the mainstream approaches (e.g. new-institutionalism or ‘environmental management’) as well as the main alternative theoretical traditions and discourses (e.g. ‘new-traditionalism’, ecological-Marxism, eco-feminism, ‘environmentality’, ‘coercive conservation’, ‘environmentalism of the poor’). Examples and in-depth case studies from South Asia - mainly from the region of Jammu and Kashmir – are used to explain the theoretical arguments.