PLANETARY POLITICS: GOVERNANCE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

 POL S 527/ENVIR 495

PLANETARY POLITICS: GOVERNANCE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

 TU 1:30-4:20 pm in Parrington 206

Course description

With humanity operating as the primary driver of change in the Earth system, the local, national, and global no longer define our only spaces of action: we have become planetary. What kind of politics is commensurate to this new reality?

 

Within this larger inquiry, we will ask ourselves:

  • What would a genuinely planetary politics look like?
  • What role does science now play in planetary politics and how might this change?
  • How might planetary politics address the chasm between the global rich and poor?
  • What are some leverage points for transforming existing institutions and norms?

 

To enhance our capacity for integrative learning, we will engage in contemplative and experiential practices around “human beingness” at the dawn of the Anthropocene.

 

Open to undergraduates with instructor’s permission

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