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POL 297B Topic: Environmental Policy: From the American Environmental Movement to International Law

Course Description: The history of the American Environmental Movement will be analyzed stressing its roots in advocacy and conservation to its development as a legislative and litigation activity. How the environment developed into a global movement will be explored by following the development of the concept of "sustainable development." Finally how the global community is working to develop treaties that will curb abuses and develop an "Agenda for the 21st Century" will be analyzed.


3 credits