Autumn 2011 weeks 35-02 (September - December) Evening 25%
Application Deadline: 2011-04-15
Enrolment Code: UU-19518 Application
Language of Instruction: English
Location for Studies: Uppsala
Selection: Guaranteed admission
Entry Requirements: University studies 60 credits/equivalent
Application and tuition fees are required for students outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee.
Sweden is often portrayed as a world leader within the sustainability field, but does Sweden live up to that image? Which Swedish examples can serve as inspiration and a model for sustainability on a global level?
The concept of Sustainable Development has become one of the most contested and important concepts of our time. Although the concept was first introduced in response to environmental concerns, it has been defined primarily by the mainstream tradition of economic analysis and policy making, which tends to marginalize the issue of ecological sustainability itself, and sideline social and ethical concerns.
This course takes a closer, critical look at how Sweden has worked with Sustainable Development historically and how well current initiatives can serve as a model for sustainability on a global level. Discussions of Swedish examples also serve as inspiration for how to work with practical sustainability, as well as learning from mistakes made in past and current policies.
Syllabus with reading list
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