Civil Society and the Environment

A photograph of environmental protesters in the Czech Republic.

Environmental protest to save a protected area in the Czech Republic. (Image by Prof. JoAnn Carmin.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

11.363

As Taught In

Spring 2005

Level

Graduate

Translated Versions

繁體字

Cite This Course

Course Features

Course Description

This graduate seminar examines civic engagement in international, national and local environmental governance. We will consider theories pertaining to civil society development, social movement mobilization, and the relations that nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have with governments and corporations. During the course of the semester, particular attention will be given to the legitimacy and accountability of NGOs. Case studies of NGO and community responses to specific environmental issues will be used to illustrate theoretical issues and assess the impacts that these actors have on environmental policy and planning.

Carmin, JoAnn. 11.363 Civil Society and the Environment, Spring 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-363-civil-society-and-the-environment-spring-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


For more information about using these materials and the Creative Commons license, see our Terms of Use.


Close