Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg



Political geography in the Anthropocene

Dozent: Ravi Baghel

Political geography deals with the interactions of political processes and spatial structures and is a classic field of human geography. The Anthropocene as a term for the contemporary human domination of Earth systems is relatively recent. This course examines how global, regional and local political processes relate to the way humans have affected the environment. Some issues that will be examined are climate change negotiations, environmental protests, transnational environmental NGOs and risk governance.

The course language is English. The class discussions and literature will be in English, however the final essay can be written in either English or German.