After completion of the course, the student is aware of and is able to apply a varied set of theoretical approaches to the study of governance for sustainable development. He/she is able to:
During the first half of the course, students will be introduced to basic theories in social science, specific theoretical approaches to the study of governance for sustainable development, and a number of recurrent themes in the ongoing debates about governance for sustainable development. This part of the course will be assessed by means of an exam. During the second half of the course, students will work on a paper in which they will apply two theoretical approaches of their choosing to a theme. The purpose of this paper is to compare both selected approaches, and thus acquire a more in-depth knowledge of these.