|Introduction: Linking Environments, Politics, and Societies in the 21st Century|
|1||No assigned readings|
Pretty, Jules, Andrew Ball, et al. "Introduction to Environment and Society." Chapter 1 in The Sage Handbook of Environment and Society. Sage Publications, 2007. ISBN: 9781412918435
World Economic Forum. "Beyond the Anthropocene | Johan Rockstrom." Feb. 14, 2017. YouTube.
Benson, Michael. "Gorgeous Glimpses of Calamity." New York Times. Aug. 16, 2013.
|Historically Assessing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus / Crisis|
Biggs, Eloise, Elanor Bruce, et al. "Sustainable Development and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A Perspective on Livelihoods." Envronmental Science & Policy 54 (2015): 389–397.
Paskal, Cleo. The Vulnerability of Energy Infrastructure to Environmental Change. Chatham House, 2009.
Taylor, Peter Leigh and David A. Sonnenfeld. "Water Crises and Institutions: Inventing and Reinventing Governance in an Era of Uncertainty." Society & Natural Resources 30, no. 4 (2017): 395–403.
Davis, Diana. The Arid Lands: History, Power, Knowledge. MIT Press, 2016. Chapter 1. ISBN: 9780262034524
|Going Global and Comparative: Comparative Environmental Governance|
Steinberg, Paul and Stacy VanDeever. Comparative Environmental Politics: Theory, Practice, and Prospects. MIT Press, 2012. Chapters 1–3. ISBN: 9780262693684
Steinberg, Paul. Environmental Leadership in Developing Countries: Transnational Relations and Biodiversity Policy in Costa Rica and Bolivia. MIT Press, 2001. Chapter 1–2. ISBN: 9780262692663
Duit, Andreas. State and Environment: The Comparative Study of Environmental Governance. MIT Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780262525817
|Irrigation, Agriculture, and the Green Revolution|
|6||No assigned readings|
|7||Fiege, Mark. Irrigated Eden: The Making of an Agricultural Landscape in the American West. University of Washington Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780295980133|
|Fishing Industries, the Blue Revolution, & Ocean Ecosystems|
Jorgensen, Dolly, Finn Arne Jorgensen, and Sara Pritchard, eds. “Environmentalists on Both Sides: Enactments in the California Rigs-to Reefs Debate.” In New Natures: Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780822962427
Cruz-Torres, Maria Luz and Pamela McElwee eds. "Contested Livelihoods: Gender, Fisheries, and Resistance in Northwestern Mexico." In Gender and Sustainability: Lessons from Asia and Latin America. University of Arizona Press, 2017. ISBN: 9780816537952
|Water & Food Security|
|10||No assigned readings|
|11||No assigned readings|
|Power & Hydropower|
Tucker, Richard. "Containing Communism by Impounding Rivers: American Strategic Interest and the Global Spread of High Dams in the Early Cold War." In Environmental Histories of the Cold War. Edited by J.R. McNeil and Corinna Unger. Cambridge University Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781107694353
Obeng, Letitia. "Should Dams Be Built? The Volta Lake Example." Ambio 6, no. 1 (1977): 46–50.
Tironi, Manuel, et al. "Neoliberalism as Political Technology: Expertise, Energy, and Democracy in Chile." In Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America. Edited by Eden Medina et al., MIT Press, 2014, pp. 305–330. ISBN: 9780262526203
|13||No assigned readings|
|Urban Water Infrastructure & Waste Management|
|14||Steinberg, Theodore. "Introduction." In Nature Incorporated: Industrialization and the Waters of New England. University of Massachusetts Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780870239434|
|15||No assigned readings|
|Water Law, Markets, & Neoliberalism|
Bauer, Carl. "Bringing Water Markets Down to Earth: The Political Economy of Water Rights in Chile, 1976–95." World Development 25, no. 5 (1997): 639–656.
Schneider, Friedrich, Andrea Kolllman, and Johannes Reichl, eds. Politcal Economy and Instruments of Environmental Politics. MIT Press, 2015. Introduction and Chapter 2. ISBN: 9780262029247
Layzer, Judith. "The Nation Tackles Pollution: The Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air and Water Acts." Chapter 2 in The Environmental Case: Translating Values into Policy. CQ Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781452239897
|Gender, Race, & Water Security|
Naiga, Resty, Marianne Penker, and Karl Hogl. "Women's Crucial Role in Collective Operation and Maintenance of Drinking Water Infrastructure in Rural Uganda." Society & Natural Resources 30, no. 4 (2017), 506–520.
Lejano, Raul, Mrill Ingram, and Helen Ingram. The Power of Narrative in Environmental Networks. MIT Press, 2013. Chapters 1 and 7. ISBN: 9780262519571
|Virtual Waters: Integrating Energy, Waste, Agriculture, & Climate Policy|
|19||No assigned reading|
Bryner, Gary and Robert Duffy. Integrating Climate, Energy, and Air Pollution Policies. MIT Press, 2012. Chapters 1, 2, and 7. ISBN: 9780262517874
Pollin, Robert. Greening the Global Economy. MIT Press, 2015. Chapters 1, 3, 4, and 8. ISBN: 9780262028233
|Knowledge & Science in Environmental Policy|
Ascher, William, Toddi Steelman, and Robert Healy. Knowledge and Environmental Policy: Re-Imagining the Boundaries of Science and Politics. MIT Press, 2010. Chapters 1, 5, and 7. ISBN: 9780262514378
Norman, Emma. "Standing Up for Inherent Rights; The Role of Indigenous-led Activism in Protecting Sacred Waters and Ways of Life." Society & Natural Resources 30, no. 4 (2017): 537–553.
Whiteside, Kerry. Precautionary Politics: Principle and Practice in Confronting Environmental Risk. MIT Press, 2006. Introduction and Chapters 1 and 3. ISBN: 9780262731799
Hirsch, Richard and Benjamin Sovacool. "Wind Turbines and Invisible Technology: Unarticulated Reasons for Local Opposition to Wind Energy." Technology and Culture 54, no. 4 (2013): 705–734.
Mitchell, Ronald, William Clark, et al. eds. Global Environmental Assessments: Information and Influence. MIT Press, 2006. Chapters 1, 4, and 8–10. ISBN: 9780262633369
Supran, Geoffrey and Naoimi Oreskes. "Opinion: What Exxon Mobile Didn't Say About Climate Change." New York Times, Aug. 22. 2017.
|Environmental Justice, Energy Security, & Policy Change|
Bullard, Robert and Glenn Johnson. "Environmental Justice: Grassroots Activism and its Impact on Public Policy Decision Making." Journal of Social Issues 56, no. 3 (2000), 555–578.
Romano, Sarah. "Building Capacities for Sustainable Water Governance at the Grassroots: "Organic Empowerment" and its Policy Implications in Nicaragua." Society & Natural Resources 30, no. 4 (2017), 471–487.
Finley-Brook, Mary and Erica Holloman. "Empowering Energy Justice." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13, no. 9 (2016): 926.
De Onis, Catalina. "Energy Colonialism Powers the Ongoing Unnatural Disaster in Puerto Rico." Front. Comm. 3 (2018).
|Race, Democracy, and Global Environmental Governance|
|25||No assigned reading|
|26||No assigned reading|