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Nives Dolsak
SMEA 430
Seattle Campus

Development and the Environment

Critically examines policy approaches that balance economic development, natural resource use/environmental protection, and socioeconomic and political diversity. Examined policy approaches include market instruments, standards, information-based regulation, and corporate responsibility. Offered: A.

Class description

This course examines two intertwined concepts that are frequently in conflict, economic development and the environment. Using the literature from institutional economics, micro-economics, natural resource management, and environmental policy, we study novel policy instruments devised to harmonize economic development and sustainability. Policy approaches examined in this class include: sustainable development, growth management, sustainable yield, corporate social responsibility. We examine these approaches as they relate to democracy and equity.

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Last Update by Michele P Berg
Date: 09/14/2012