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41822-01 - Seminar: Governance of Energy Transition 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Annika Sohre (annika.sohre@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Steering the energy transition?! This demand of a transition of energy- and climate policies towards a sustainable system poses major challenges on national and international governance: Conflicts of opposing interests, uncertainties of implementation and legitimacy of interventions as well as areas of conflicts in the multi-level system of national and international arenas affect governance efforts of energy- and climate transitions. The challenges are also reflected in the high profile of actual energy- and climate change topics in the media. Thereby, media conveys and produces public discourses.

In the seminar, actual developments in the energy- and climate policy in Switzerland and other countries are analyzed from a governance perspective. What actors and what interests are important in the transition processes? Who steers what? What instruments are used with what effects? What structures and processes hinder and facilitate the political interventions? To what extend does the media pursue its own interests in energy- and climate policies?
The students work out and discuss facts, background and positions of actual energy- and climate discourses based on newspaper articles and accomplishing scientific literature.
Lernziele By the end of the seminar the participants will have acquired basic theoretical, empirical and methodological knowledge and skills necessary to critically analyze requirements, modes and results of governance of energy transition and have developed a critical understanding of news coverage in energy and climate policy.
Literatur Relevant literature will be announced in the seminar.
Bemerkungen Note: Special course inscription and entry requirements!

Within the MSD credit points may be transferred to the module "Focal Areas in Sustainability Research" (learning agreement) (all students). Students with focus area in social sciences may accredit the course within the published module.

This seminar is offered by MSD, Dr. A. Sohre is member of the Sustainability Research Group, Dep. Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Teilnahmebedingungen Special course application required for ALL (for details see 'course application' or 'Anmeldung').

Limited number of participants (25). Students of the MSD, MSD preparation semester MSD or IJDSD have a first priority; those of the mentioned fields of study (see list of modules) have a second priority.

If you study something different you must do at least a master's degree within the Department of Social Sciences (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) and may attend the seminar in case of vacancies.
Furthermore, non MSD students must have passed an introduction course into SD and have a good understanding of SD.

Students of the MSD who have chosen the focus area in natural sciences or in economics must have completed the 'Complementary Knowledge in Social Sciences' module (or at least earned 8 CP).

Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Mandatory application for ALL! Link open from 19.08.20:

Login and application possible from 19.08.20/noon on. Login button on top row right hand side of ADAM website. First emails with confirmation of participation will be sent out at the end of week 36.
In case of vacancies the online application link remains open until the end of the second week of teaching.

NOTE: Be aware of special entry requirements. Course inscription via MOnA remains mandatory for all participants.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 14.09.2020 – 14.12.2020
Zeit Montag, 12.15-14.00 Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 14.09.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 21.09.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 28.09.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 05.10.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 12.10.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 19.10.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 26.10.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 02.11.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 09.11.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 16.11.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 23.11.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 30.11.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 07.12.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Montag 14.12.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Module Modul: Erweiterung Gesellschaftswissenschaften M.A. (Master Studienfach Politikwissenschaft)
Modul: Kernbereich 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 readings, 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