17.181 Sustainability: Political Economy, Science, and Policy


Class Info

Examines alternative conceptions and theoretical underpinnings of sustainable development. Focuses on the sustainability problems of industrial countries, and of developing states and economies in transition. Explores the sociology of knowledge regarding sustainability, the economic and technological dimensions, and institutional imperatives. Considers implications for political constitution of economic performance. 17.181 fulfills undergraduate public policy requirement in the major and minor. Graduate students are expected to explore the subject in greater depth through reading and individual research.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.181 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by N. Choucri.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Tuesdays in E53-485.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

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