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43029-01 - Vorlesung: International Political Economy of Energy and Climate Policy 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2021
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Aya Kachi (aya.kachi@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt In a globalizing world, energy and climate challenges reach beyond national borders. For example, the concentration of greenhouse gases---hence climate change---is determined by the emissions of all nations. Consequently policy strategies to address climate change require collective efforts from all nations. However, achieving international and transnational cooperation for providing global public goods is subject to conflicting interests and can be very difficult. Multiple political and economic actors have to find a way to agree on a single policy protocol. These conflicting interests among nation states and their resolution raise many important and challenging questions for policymakers and researchers. Among all countries that are highly heterogeneous (e.g. in terms of polluting behavior, vulnerability, political interests, economic capacity) what is ``fair" burden-sharing for global solutions? Who should be deciding on the allocation of such burden? How and by whom should actors' compliance with global protocols be monitored? How can we enforce these protocols when there is no ``world government"?

As you might have already wondered, the need for cooperation and the difficulty due to conflicting interests reside not only between countries but also between multiple actors within a country. For any energy- and environment-related policies, national governments are expected to be responsive to voters' (citizens') preferences, but they also constantly face the demand from domestic interest groups with competing preferences. Furthermore, what we call ``the government" in reality is typically divided into different branches, such as parliament, local governments, courts, and bureaucratic offices. They all operate under varying principles and incentives. The complex domestic policy process raises important issues regarding how a government can justifiably aggregate competing interests among domestic actors.

Based on studies in International Political Economy, this course first identifies and provides an overview of relevant policy issues, actors, and institutions in the context of global governance of energy and climate policy issues. In particular, the course aims to gather a better understanding of political and economic dilemmas associated with domestic and international cooperation on energy and climate policy. Along the course, we study both what constitutes 'good" or ``legitimate" transnational governance in terms of participation, rule-making, monitoring, and enforcement and how certain governance structures affect political and economic outcomes in our societies. The course should be of interest, particularly - but not limited - to students interested in international energy and climate policy-making and academic research involving international relations and international cooperation. Active class participation is required to complete the course.
Lernziele The goal of this course is to provide an overview of issues associated with collective policy-making in climate and energy policy domains from political-economic perspectives.
Literatur Reading materials ("required" or "recommended") are mainly from published scholarly articles, book chapters and reports by international organizations. All these materials will be provided for download on ADAM.
Bemerkungen The course is 4h weekly, but only in the second half of the term.
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Teilnahmebedingungen No special requirements. However, basic knowledge of microeconomics and game theory will be useful.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Registration: Please enrol in MOnA. EUCOR-Students and students of other Swiss Universities have to enrol at the students administration office (studseksupport1@unibas.ch) within the official enrolment period.
Enrolment = Registration for the exam!
A deregistration is possible until November 10, 2021 by email to studiendekanat-wwz@unibas.ch.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 01.11.2021 – 08.12.2021
Zeit Montag, 16.15-18.00 - Online Präsenz -
Mittwoch, 10.15-12.00 - Online Präsenz -
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 01.11.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Mittwoch 03.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 08.11.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Mittwoch 10.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 15.11.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Mittwoch 17.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 22.11.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Mittwoch 24.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 29.11.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Mittwoch 01.12.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 06.12.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Mittwoch 08.12.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Module Modul Economics (ECON) II (Bachelorstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2021))
Modul: Aufbau Economics (Bachelorstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Modul: Vertiefung Politikwissenschaft B.A. (Bachelor Studienfach Politikwissenschaft)
Modul: Wahlbereich in Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Bachelor Studienfach Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Wahlbereich Bachelor Wirtschaftswissenschaften: Empfehlungen (Bachelor Studienfach Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2021))
Leistungsüberprüfung Leistungsnachweis
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung (1) Active participation
(2) Quizzes (small comprehension tests) during the semester
(3) Case discussion

There will be no final examination for this course. Your final grade will be determined by a combination of homework assignments of various format during the semester.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: Studiendekanat
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ, studiendekanat-wwz@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ