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wir904 - Environmental and Sustainability Policies (Complete module description)
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Module label Environmental and Sustainability Policies
Module abbreviation wir904
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Economics)
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Business Informatics (Master) > Module der Wirtschafts- und Rechtswissenschaften (Master)
  • Master's Programme Computing Science (Master) > Module aus anderen Studiengängen
  • Master's programme Social Sciences (Master) > Wahlpflichtmodule anderer Institute und Departments
  • Master's Programme Sustainability Economics and Management (Master) > Basic and Accentuation Modules
Responsible persons
  • Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Siebenhüner, Bernd (Module counselling)
  • Wegner, Alkje (Module counselling)
  • Müller, Werner Joachim (Module counselling)
  • Siebenhüner, Bernd (module responsibility)
Skills to be acquired in this module
• have basic information about national and european environmental and sustainability governance
• describe the history of national and european environmental and sustainability governance
• reflect upon central principles, instruments, players and strategies in environmental and sustainability governance
• analyze selected topics of environmental and sustainability governance based upon central principles, instruments, players and strategies
Module contents
  • Introduction to environmental politics - Politics, Political Science, Policy Analysis
  • Environment – Terms and Concepts - Historical Foundations of Environmental Politics
  • Actors, institutions and governance structures; Actors in Environmental Policy
  • Socio-ecological systems framework
  • Environmental Policy in Germany
  • Environmental Policy in the European Union
  • Steering and principles in environmental policy
  • Instruments in environmental policy
  • Policy process and environmental policy
  • Multilevel and reflexive governance - Multilevel governance
  • International environmental governance
  • Science-Policy Interface
Recommended reading
Aden, Hartmut (2012): Umweltpolitik, Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag
Ambrus, M./Arts, K./Hey, E./Raulus, H. (Eds.): The Role of ‘Experts’ in International and European Decision-Making Processes. Advisors, Decision Makers or Irrelevant Actors? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Jänicke, M. (1997): National Environmental Policies. Heidelberg: Springer
Jordan, A. (Hrsg.) (2004): Environmental Policy in the European Union: Actors, Institutions and Processes. London: Earthscan.
Kraft, Michael E. (2011): Environmental policy and politics. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education
Ostrom, E. (2009): A General Framework for Analyzing Sustainability of Social-Ecological Systems, Science 325: 420
Hooghe, Liesbet and Makrs, Gary (2003). "Unraveling the Central State, but How? Types of Multi-level Governance." American Political Science Review 97(02): 233-243.
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency halbjährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Module level BM (Basismodul / Base)
Type of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Teaching/Learning method
Previous knowledge
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
Type of course Vorlesung und Seminar
Frequency WiSe
Workload Präsenzzeit 56 h