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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)


Political Theories of the Environment - Dr Franziska Strack

How can we describe the relationship between humans and the natural environment? In search for answers, this course introduces ideas of the good life and strategies for political action in the era of climate change. We will first encounter theories of nature and material agency. We will then work through the elements (earth, air, water, fire) to challenge conventional political concepts (such as agency, democracy, and sovereignty) and examine connections between sexism, racism, and environmental destruction. Finally, we will reimagine sustainable forms of human and nonhuman living together on earth.

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