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

Semester Herbstsemester 2021
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!

Students with focus area in social sciences may accredit the course within the published module.
All MSD-students can transfer the CP to the module "Focal Areas in Sustainability Research" (learning agreement).

This seminar is offered by the 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 (17). Students of the MSD (incl. MSD preparation semester and 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 (priority level three).

ADDITIONAL entry REQUIREMENTS for NON-MSD students: They must have passed succesfully one of the following lectures (= credit points already acquired) during a former semester:
- 11513: Sustainability: A new Societal Paradigm?
- 41829: Perspectives of Social Sciences on Sustainability.

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 out of 12 CP).

Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Mandatory application for ALL! Link open from 19.08.21/noon-05.09.21/midnight: https://adam.unibas.ch/goto_adam_fold_744967.html

Login and application possible from 19.08.21/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 the first deadline.

In case of vacancies the online application link remains open until 30.09.21/noon.

Course enrollment on MOnA should be completed by the beginning of the teaching period (withdrawal possible until Monday of week five).
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 20.09.2021 – 20.12.2021
Zeit Montag, 10.15-12.00 Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 20.09.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 27.09.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 04.10.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 11.10.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 18.10.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 25.10.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 01.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 08.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 15.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 22.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 29.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 06.12.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 13.12.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 20.12.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 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 mandatory, required readings, oral presentation, essay. Details according to information of A. Sohre.
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