International Environment and Development Studies
Thor Heyerdahl Summer School 2012
Noragric will organize the second course of the Thor Heyerdahl Summer School series in Environmental Governance from June 25-July 6, 2012. The title of this years course is 'Global Environmental Governance'.
Key note speakers will be Frank Biermann (Vrije Universitet Amsterdam), Clive Spash (Vienna University of Economics and Business) and Oran Young (University of California). The summer school is directed towards PhD fellows. A few places will also be offered to young researchers with PhD degrees in the field.
The course will focus on the frontiers of theory formation in the field of global environmental governance emphasizing both the earth systems dimension and the issue of international environmental agreements. It will also cover a wide variety of empirical questions concerning the processes of formulating international environmental regimes, their interplay and the relationships to other international agreements – especially trade. It will focus on the varied landscape of successes and failures and try to disentangle the causes and reasons for this situation not least through looking at the interests of the various actors involved. The issue of doing interdisciplinary research in this field will also be emphasized. Questions about how to succeed better in the future will be raised – both concerning research and the governance field itself.
More information is found at: www.umb.no/thor-heyerdahl-summer-school
Deadline for application for the 2012 course is February 15
Thor Heyerdahl Summer School 2011 and Elinor Ostrom
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