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Political Science: specialization Global Environmental Governance

Degree type
MSc
Language of education
English
Duration
12 months
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Education type
Fulltime
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Amsterdam

Program description

Global environmental governance is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind today. Global Environmental Governance studies the ways in which environmental problems are dealt with.

Scientists today see mounting evidence that the entire Earth system now operates well outside the normal state exhibited over the past 500,000 years, and that human activity is generating change that extends well beyond natural variability - in some cases, alarmingly so - and at rates that continue to accelerate. Increasingly, traditional approaches towards solving global environmental problems (in particular international treaties and conventions) have been complemented and in some cases substituted by novel arrangements that are private and sometimes deliberately exclude the nation state. In addition, global environmental governance is characterised by the involvement of a host of non-state actors such as transnational corporations (TNCs), NGOs,networks of scientists and international organizations that attempt to govern global environmental problems. The Political Science Master's programme: specialization Global Environmental Governance seeks to understand these transformations and the way they reach beyond the confines of the nation state and the international system.

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