248 Special Lecture and Seminar (International Environmental Law)
[Lecture Course Basic Information]
|Course Type:||Lecture & Seminar|
|Course Periods:||Thu 14:45-16:45|
|Whether mandatory or not:|
・This course aims at providing a basic framework to understand "international environmental rules" between states that apply to global environmental problems. But beyond international law, the course is designed to understand various "global environmental governance mechanisms" that address environmental problems.
・To this end, the course will be organized as follows: 1.for the first few weeks, to consider the fundamental institutional design (actors, regulatory tools, implementation methods) to tackle global environmental problems; 2. then, to discuss different examples of global environmental problems; and 3. lastly, to get to know fieldwork skills and methods that can be used when interviewing various actors regarding global environmental issues.
|Course Objectives||By the end of this course, students will be able to understand a variety of actors and approaches related to solving environmental problems and explore possibilities of tackling the problems.|
|Textbooks||There is no principal textbook that is required to purchase for this class. Reading materials are to be informed during class.|
|Course Materials/Supplementaries||Lecture and class discussion are held in English. However, students can ask questions in Japanese occasionally.
▪ Presentation & Materials : English only
▪ Oral explanations : English only
・This course is assessed by two components: (1) class attendance and class discussion participation: 40 % and (2) final report: 60%. The score above or equal to 60 is a passing grade.
・Participation in class discussions is expected of all students. To receive a passing grade, students must understand the feature of international environmental law and global environmental governance and be able to critically evaluate the ways in which these instruments are operating.
|Prerequisites||There are no prerequisites.|
|Instructions for Out-of-Class Study||*At each class, discussion questions to prepare for the next class are set out for assignment.|
|Responding to Student Questions||
*Students can ask questions any time during class or immediately after class. For a meeting, please make an appointment via email.
|Other Notes||This class will meet together with a G30 class.|
|Lecture||Theme||Lecture Course Description||Learning outside the class||Related page|
|1||Global environmental instruments||(1) Who are important actors in global environmental governance?
(2) What kinds of regulatory tools do we have to solve environmental problems?: Treaties, soft law, and private regulation
(3) What are the relationships between environmental regimes and other regimes?
(4) What kinds of methods are available to implement commitments?: Courts, other soft tools, and unilateral measures
|2||Case Studies||(1) Climate Change
|3||Guide to interviews||
(1) Access to interviews: How do you draft a letter?
(2) Interview process in a meeting: How do you start your interview?
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