Dr. Jericho Burg will be teaching SOCI 164 in spring 2018. USP students may be interested in the course and you can find the details below:
SOCI 164 Green Movements and Comparative Environmental Policies
Dr. Jericho Burg
In this course we will look at how environmental movements have created change in different countries around the world, as well as the obstacles that they face. Starting with the United States, we will examine the emergence of the environmental movement, as well as the environmental justice movement which emerged in response to environmental racism. We will compare these movements to those that have arisen in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Finally, we will explore the global movement that has emerged to address the issue of climate change, and the challenges that climate change activists have encountered in mobilizing widespread action. Despite the transnational nature of environmental problems, and the need to address them at the global scale, green movements are still hampered by national governments pursuing their own interests. What ways have environmental activists and green politicians found to pursue their goals despite these obstacles?