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SIS Class Visit: Democracy and Environment

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Location: Main Campus
Description: This course examines what local democracy can do for environmental management, climate action, and human wellbeing. Democracy ostensibly enables people to influence the political, legal, and economic infrastructure that shape their lives. If, as theory suggests, public accountability, the disciplining of leaders, or the internalizing of externalities, makes government more broadly responsive and effective, local democracy should matter for wellbeing, security, efficiency and equity. The course explores what we know about and how we research the positive effects and potentials of local democracy for sustainable and just natural resource management.
Registration period closes Saturday, March 21, 2020
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