17.182 Sustainability: Political Economy, Science, and Policy


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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.

17.182 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by N. Choucri.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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