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17403-01 - Seminar: Governance, Sustainable Development and Democracy 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2019
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Basil Bornemann (basil.bornemann@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Against the backdrop of persistent problems of unsustainability, there is a lively debate both in politics and in science on how to govern societies towards more sustainable pathways. In conceptual terms this debate increasingly builds on the notion of 'governance' which highlights both theoretical limits to classical models of political steering and the empirical insight that governments are not the only relevant actors when it comes to the management of societal issues. Instead, at least within the context of modern democracies, the contested, interdependent and dynamic nature of contemporary policymaking has given rise to less hierarchical but more collaborative and polycentric forms of governance. Accordingly, for theoretical and empirical reasons, the governance of modern societies is more and more understood as a shared responsibility of the state, the market and the civil society.

This 'new governance complexity' is assumed to entail potentials and threats for sustainable development and democracy throwing up some fundamental questions regarding the relationship between all three concepts: How can societies be governed towards sustainable development in a democratic way? What are the normative and functional requirements of sustainability governance in democratic societies? And what are the empirical conditions as well as prospects and barriers of democratic forms of governance for sustainable development within various political contexts?

The seminar addresses the relationship between governance, sustainable development and democracy in theoretical and empirical respects. First, it will lay a theoretical fundament by introducing the concepts of governance, sustainable development and democracy. Secondly, specific approaches of governance for sustainable development will be critically discussed particularly with regard to their democratic implications. Thirdly, a number of case studies of sustainability governance in different fields such as energy, agriculture and transport (or others) will provide an opportunity to analyze the democratic problem-solving capacity of different governance arrangements in various contexts. Finally, further theoretical and practical perspectives of democratic governance for sustainable development are sketched out.
Lernziele The participants
- are familiar with the concepts 'governance', 'sustainable development' and 'democracy', they understand the interrelations and tensions between them;
- have acquired basic theoretical, methodological and empirical knowledge and skills necessary to produce critically reflected scientific analyses of governance for sustainable development within various policy fields and political contexts.
Literatur Relevant literature tba during the seminar.
Bemerkungen Mandatory course application and entry requirements!

MSD 2017
Mandatory for students with focus area in natural sciences and in economics.
For students with focus area in social sciences this seminar is optional for the "Core Competences in Social Scienes" module.They may transfer the credit points to the "Focal Areas in Sustainability Research" module (learning agreement).

MSD 2010
Anrechnung gemäss Modulpublikationen oder für den Vertiefungsbereich Phil.-Hist. (learning contract).

The seminar is offered by MSD. Dr. Basil Bornemann is a post doc staff member of the Sustainability Research Group at Unibas and holds a teaching assignment.

 

Teilnahmebedingungen Special course application required for ALL (for details see "course application" or "Anmeldung"). Limited number of participants (30), students of the MSD, IJDSD and the listed programs (see modules) have priority. If you study something different you must do a master's degree within the 'Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences' and may attend the seminar in case of vacancies.

Additional entry requirements for participants who do not study the MSD or IJDSD:
They must have passed succesfully one of the following lectures or a similar one (= credit points already acquired):
- 11513: Sustainability: A new Societal Paradigm?
- 11508: Grundkurs I: Kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Grundlagen der Nachhaltigkeit;
- 12882: Grundkurs III: Grundlagenreflexion der Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaft;
- 41829: Perspectives of Social Sciences on Sustainability;
- or something similar to prove evidence of knowledge regarding sustainable development and/or democracy.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Mandatory application for ALL: Link open from 16.01.19/noon - 06.02.19/midnight:

https://adam.unibas.ch/goto_adam_fold_744950.html
(Login on top row right hand side of ADAM website; list of forms available from 16.01.19/noon on)

NOTE: Be aware of special entry requirements. Course inscription via MOnA remains mandatory.

In case of vacancies the online application link remains open incl. the second week of teaching + 2 days.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 26.02.2019 – 28.05.2019
Zeit Dienstag, 08.15-10.00 Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Datum Zeit Raum
Dienstag 26.02.2019 08.15-10.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Dienstag 05.03.2019 08.15-10.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Dienstag 12.03.2019 08.15-10.00 Uhr Fasnachtsferien
Dienstag 19.03.2019 08.15-10.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Dienstag 26.03.2019 08.15-10.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Dienstag 02.04.2019 08.15-10.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Dienstag 09.04.2019 08.15-10.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Dienstag 16.04.2019 08.15-10.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Dienstag 23.04.2019 08.15-10.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Dienstag 30.04.2019 08.15-10.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Dienstag 07.05.2019 08.15-10.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Dienstag 14.05.2019 08.15-10.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Dienstag 21.05.2019 08.15-10.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Dienstag 28.05.2019 08.15-10.00 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Module Modul Aufbaubereich gesellschaftswissenschaftliche Fragen von Nachhaltigkeit (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2017))
Modul Kernbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaftliche Nachhaltigkeitsforschung (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2017))
Modul: Fields: Governance and Politics (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Kernbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Modul: Komplementärer Basisbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Modul: Resources and Sustainability (Master Studiengang Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Umwelt und Nachhaltigkeit (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Regular attendance, required reading, oral presentation, essay.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An-/Abmelden: Belegen resp. Stornieren der Belegung via MOnA
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Universität Basel
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Nachhaltigkeitsforschung

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