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3.10.2019 at 09:00 - 29.10.2019 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Tue 29.10.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 31.10.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 5.11.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 7.11.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 12.11.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 14.11.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 19.11.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 21.11.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 26.11.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 28.11.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 3.12.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 5.12.2019
14:15 - 15:45


  • The course is compulsory for students of Study Track in Development Studies in the Master’s Programme in Society and Change.
  • A certain number of students from the Master’s Programme in Contemporary Societies will be admitted.
  • Depending on availability and on a case-to-case basis, a limited number of students from other study tracks in the Master’s Programme in Society and Change can be admitted.
  • On a case-to-case basis, no more than five students from the Study Track in Global Sustainability in the Master’s Programme in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability can be admitted.

After completing the course, students will have a more profound understanding of the theoretical framework of political ecology and resource politics, as well as the central trends, discourse topics, and theoretical and social features related to the theme. Students will be familiar with central modern literature in political ecology and able to place discourse related to various environmental questions in their wider social and political context. They will also gain a stronger theoretical foundation, methodological proficiencies and socially significant skills in analysing the environmental questions and resource politics of the Global South.

period 2

The course examines political ecology in resource politics and questions on the use, availability, control and governance of natural resources, particularly in the Global South. During the course, students will learn to understand the principles of political ecology and other theoretical approaches, central theoretical discourse topics and topical themes related to environmental and resource politics.

· Relevant scientific articles in e-journals

· Tom Perreault et al. (eds.) 2015. The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology. Routledge.

· Peet, Richard et al. (eds.) 2011. Global Political Ecology. Routledge.

· Taylor, Marcus 2015. The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation: Livelihoods, Agrarian Change and the Conflicts of Development. Routledge.

· Hall, Derek 2013. Land. Polity Press.

· Bebbington, Anthony and Bury, Jeffrey (eds.) 2014. Subterranean Struggles: New Dynamics of Mining, Oil, and Gas in Latin America. Texas University Press.

· Mitchell, Timothy 2011. Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil. Verso Books.

· Duit, Andreas (ed.) 2014. State and Environment: The Comparative Study of Environmental Governance. MIT Press.

· Smith, Adrian et al. 2015. Grassroots Innovation Movements. Earthscan.

On a scale of 0 to 5. All completed studies will be taken into consideration, while self-assessment is promoted.

Thematic seminar in groups, a project assignment