This course is discontinued

Syllabus/achievement requirements

Course curriculum information

All course curriculum is available at the bookstore Akademika. The compendium will be available at Kopiutsalget in the basement of Akademika. Please bring your student card.

Online articles

@ = articles are available online through Bibsys' subscriptions to e-journal databases for employees and students. To access the articles it is necessary to use a computer in the UiO network. This is because the UiO subscription access is controlled by IP-address. To download the articles from computers outside the UiO network it is necessary to connect to the UiO network by VPN client.

* = the article is in a compendium @ = the article is available online

Main books

Buckingham, Susan and Mike Turner (editors). 2008. Understanding Environmental Issues. London: Sage Publications. (222 pages) (Chapter 5 (42 pages) is not included)

Dryzek, John. 2012. The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (236 pages)

Leichenko, Robin M. and Karen O’Brien. 2008. Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures. New York: Oxford University Press. (113 pages)

Articles & book chapters:

*Adams, H. and W.N. Adger. 2013. Changing Places: Migration and Adaptation to Climate ChangePages 413-423 in L. Sygna et al., A Changing Environment for Human Security: Transformative Approaches to Research, Policy and Action, London: Earthscan (10 pages)

@ Barbier, E. 2011. The policy challenges for green economy and sustainable economic development. Natural Resources Forum 35: 233-245. (13 pages) Available online

@ Díaz S, Fargione J, Chapin FS III, Tilman D (2006) Biodiversity Loss Threatens Human Well-Being. PLoS
Biol 4(8): e277. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0040277 Available online

*Dobson A. 2007. Environmental citizenship: Towards sustainable development. Sustainable Development 15(5), 276-285. (9 pages)

@ Harriss, R. 2012. The Arctic: Past or Prologue? Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable
Development. Sept-Oct. Available online

@ Lopez-Carr, D. And J. Burgdorfer. 2013. Deforestation Drivers: Population, Migration, and Tropical Land Use. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development Available online 

*Manning, Martin. 2011. The Climate for Science. Chapter 2 (pp. 32-48) in The Governance of Change: Science, Economics, Politics and Ethics. London: Polity. (17 pages)

* Moser, S. 2013. Individual and community empowerment for human security. Pages 279-293 in L. Sygna et al., A Changing Environment for Human Security: Transformative Approaches to Research, Policy and Action, London: Earthscan (14 pages)

*Satterthwaite, D., Hug, S., Reid, H., Pelling, M. and Romero Lankao, P. 2009. Adapting to Climate Change in Urban Areas: The Possibilities And Constraints in Low- and Middle-Income Nations. Pages 3-47 in J. Bicknell, D. Dodman and D. Satterthwaite (eds): Adapting Cities to Climate Change: Understanding and Addressing the Development Challenges. (44 pages)

* Seghezzo, L. 2009. The Five Dimensions of Sustainability. Environmental Politics 18(4): 539-556. (17 pages)

*Speth, G. 2010. “A new consciousness” Chapter 10 in The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability. (17 pages )

*Steffen, W., Persson, A., Deutsch, L., Zalasiewicz, J., Williams, M., Richardson, K., Carole Crumley, C., Crutzen, P., Folke, C., Gordon, L., Molina, M., Ramanathan, V., Rockstrom, J., Scheffer, M., Schellnhuber, H.J., and U. Svedin, (2011) “The Anthropocene: From Global Change to Planetary Stewardship” Ambio 40: 739–761. (33 pages)

@Tibbs, H. 2011. “Changing Cultural Values and the Transition to Sustainability”. Journal of Futures Studies, March 2011, 15(3): 13 – 32. (20 pages) Available online

@ Zoomers, A. 2010. “Globalisation and the foreignisation of space: seven processes driving the current global land grab”. Journal of Peasant Studies, 37:2, 429-447. (19 pages) Available online



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