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Politics of Sustainability

MESS20, 7.5 credits

The Politics of Sustainability course addresses political approaches to and perspectives on sustainability issues and place these in relation to the actual ability to address sustainability challenges.

The course tackles both central political factors as well the creation of alternative pathways towards change. The main focis of the course are:

  • the concept of politics, its history and components;
  • current political forms and challenges in connection to sustainability issues and our ability to address sustainability challenges;
  • how political actors and processes collaborate or clash on different levels and scales, across time and geographies;
  • alternative approaches to politically engaged societal change, including addressing central elements of justice, religion, and ethnicity.

Literature list

Literature list, established 2022-12-15 PDF (478 kB)

Interview with Mine Islar about the LUMES course Politics of Sustainability