Spring 2021

The Green New Deal

Listed in: Environmental Studies, as ENST-300

Faculty

Ashwin J. Ravikumar (Section 01)

Description

The Green New Deal has gained traction in the United States and around the world as a new approach to environmental policy and to redress structural inequalities linked to income and race. What is the Green New Deal, and how does it seem to transform environmental governance? In this course, we will explore key readings on the Green New Deal, and explore its connection to the original New Deal. We will examine how it relates to relevant literatures, such as environmental economics, political economy, critical race theory, and environmental sociology. We will critically debate the merits of various proposals for the Green New Deal using these frameworks and explore what it might take to translate these proposals into effective legislation. This class will equip students to contribute to a national conversation around these questions.  Students will write weekly reflections, a policy brief or op-ed, and a research paper.

Pre-requisite: Background knowledge on climate change, environmental policy, or economics is recommended (e.g., courses such as ENST 226, 230, 252, 260, 330, 342 or POSC 112, 231, 307). Instructor permission required for students who have not taken ENST 120.  Spring Semester. Professor Ravikumar

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to environmental studies majors, especially seniors, followed by juniors.

Keywords

Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Issues of Social Justice, Attention to Writing, Online Only

Offerings

2020-21: Offered in Spring 2021