|Module label||Ocean Governance and Policy|
|Credit points||6.0 KP|
Präsenzzeit: 56 Stunden, Selbststudium: 124 Stunden
|Institute directory||Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment|
|Verwendbarkeit des Moduls||
Turner (Peters), Kimberley (Module responsibility)
Turner, Jennifer (Module counselling)
|Skills to be acquired in this module||
Our world is facing unprecedented change. The task of science helps us understand - to map, measure, model, predict and forecast - such change. Yet governance and policy is vital to ensure that scientific knowledge translates into societal and political action to mitigate the harmful impact of change on the environment. The marine environment is a particularly difficult place to enact governance and policy given its liquid, three-dimensional form and its variable legal status, where parts of the seas and oceans are state territory, and other parts are not. This module provides a necessary bridge for students seeking to understand how science informs governance and policy, and well as providing a working knowledge of the history of ocean governance, typical approaches, and contemporary challenges. The module consists of lectures charting a context to ocean governance and biodiversity governance; the territorialising spatial logics of governance; the ways science translates to governance and policy; and the problems of democratic stakeholder engagement and enforcement regimes. Each lecture is supported by a practical session (for example, providing skills in writing a policy brief, or techniques for improving stakeholder engagement). The module is assessed with a portfolio allowing students to develop skills for future career development in the marine environmental sciences.
Lecture and Seminar will run in parallel, the lecture providing the basis on each of the parts, and the seminar deepening these through workshops.
VL and SE courses will be split into 6 sections focused on: 1) Setting the scene asking, what is governance, what is policy and providing a history of ocean governance and policies and of governance and policy for marine biodiversity;
2) Sovereignty and Territory, exploring the the zoning the ocean for state control and the ensuing geopolitics of territorial enclosure;
3) Science and policy, investigating the politics of data driven marine plans, policy and governance;
4) Stakeholders and participation, considering who is (and isn’t) involved in ocean governance decisions and how we can practically make governance more equitable;
5) Static and sedentary governance, which opens up discussion to alternative modes of governing aside from fixed, territorial zones to flexible, real-time governance;
6) Sanctions and Enforcement to look at how governance falls short and fails through monitoring, surveillance and policing.
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|Language of instruction||English|
|Duration (semesters)||1 Semester|
|Modullevel / module level||MM (Mastermodul / Master module)|
|Modulart / typ of module||Wahlpflicht / Elective|
|Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method||VL Ocean Governance and Policy (2 SWS, 3 KP)
SE Current issues in marine Governance (2 SWS, 3 KP)
|Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge|
|Form of instruction||Comment||SWS||Frequency||Workload of compulsory attendance|
|Lecture||2||SoSe oder WiSe||28|
|Seminar||2||SoSe oder WiSe||28|
|Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt||56 h|
|Examination||Prüfungszeiten||Type of examination|
|Final exam of module||
Termin wird zu Beginn der Veranstaltung bekannt gegeben.
1 benotete Prüfungsleistung
Hausarbeit - 3,000 words consisting of 3x 1000 word assignments (not including references). Word count can be a maximum +10% above.