Middlebury

ENVS 0385

Global Political Ecology

Global Political Ecology
From global land grabs and agrarian revolutionary movements to clashes over energy infrastructure and the establishment of protected areas, today’s “environmental issues” are suffused with political relations and deeply entangled with the historical formations of capitalism, colonialism, the state, and science. In this seminar we will analyze how “social” questions of power, political economy, and social struggle, pervade the “natural” (and vice versa). Such questions are invariably messy and full of surprises, confounding reduction to universal theories extended from afar. Often, they require a close in-the-weeds look. That is what this class will invite you to do. The field of political ecology offers a rich repertoire of approaches for developing empirically grounded, historically contextualized, and theoretically nuanced forms of analysis that grapple with the situated complexities of resource and environmental issues. (ENVS 0211 or PSCI 0214) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Environmental Studies
Department:
Prog in Environmental Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP SOC

Sections

Spring 2021

ENVS0385A-S21 Seminar

Spring 2020

ENVS0385A-S20 Seminar (Suarez)

Spring 2019

ENVS0385A-S19 Seminar (Suarez)

Spring 2018

ENVS0385A-S18 Seminar (Suarez)

Fall 2016

ENVS0385A-F16 Seminar (Baker-Medard)