Universität Wien FIND

150051 SE Environmental Politics in China (2018S)

Environmental Politics in China

10.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 06.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Dienstag 13.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Dienstag 20.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Dienstag 10.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Dienstag 17.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Dienstag 24.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Dienstag 08.05. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Dienstag 15.05. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Dienstag 29.05. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Dienstag 05.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Dienstag 12.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Dienstag 19.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Dienstag 26.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

China seeks to overcome its environmental crisis and transition into a green superpower. What progress has been achieved and what are the remaining major problems? How is the environment governed and how are environmental rules enforced? How are environmental interests expressed and negotiated in the Chinese political system? Which larger political, social and economic implications arise from the field of environmental politics?

This course will explore these questions by examining environmental governance, green civil society, public participation and protest, policy making, as well as the fields of waste and air pollution. It is designed for Master’s students in Chinese Studies, but open to students from other majors. Knowledge of Chinese language is an advantage for writing term papers, but not essential for successful participation.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

News analysis 10 %
Research outline with annotated bibliography 20 %
Presentation of research plan 20 %
Term paper 50 %

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

For successful participation you have to submit/do all components of assessment and achieve at least 50 out of 100 points in total.

Attendance is required. If you are absent, please send an email to the instructor before class. One absence is allowed, additional absences without doctor’s notes lead to grade deductions. If you miss more than four sessions without a medical certificate, you will fail the class.

Prüfungsstoff

News analysis

Each student has to bring a news report in Chinese, English or German to class twice and share his/her thoughts on its background, significance and relation to issues discussed in class.

Research outline & annotated bibliography

To prepare the term paper, students need to submit a research outline with a topic, research question(s), thoughts on research design and an empirical strategy as well as an annotated bibliography of at least ten pieces of academic research relevant to their topic. Detailed instruction and feedback will be provided.

Presentation of research plan

In a second step the revised research plan will be presented and to collect feedback from both the instructor and the class. In the presentation students should specify their research question(s), review the state of the art in the literature, provide a detailed plan of the research design, method and empir-ical evidence they plan to analyze.

Term paper

The term paper will analyze a limited body of original empirical evidence to answer a specific and significant research question in the domain of environmental politics in China. Students should demonstrate their ability to situate a research question in the academic debate and deploy standard qualitative or quantitative social science research methods to develop a defensible argument. The paper should have a length of 4500-5500 words including bibliography, tables and figures.

Literatur

Is listed on the syllabus available on Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

PR 421/422

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:42