PARTICIPATION AND INTERACTIVE METHODOLOGIES IN ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION
Code: 22030
ECTS: 6
Departament: Department of Sciences and Technology
Field of Study: Environmental Science and Technology
Keywords:
    Environment
    Environmental decision-making
    Participation
    Citizenship
Teacher:
Lia Vasconcelos
Área Científica: Environmental Sciences.
E-mail: ltv@fct.unl.pt
Phone: (+351) 213 916 300

Course Description:
In the course we (i) aim to provide knowledge about the public participation, environmental decision processes and practices;  (ii) teach how to act in the conflict resolution on environmental disputes.


Competences:
  • Capacity to know and apply the public participation and environmental decision processes and practices;
  • Capacity to act in the conflict resolution on environmental disputes.


Contents:
Four major themes will be covered during the course: Public Participation in Environmental Management; Strengthening Civil Society for Environmental Management; The Role of Civil Society in Monitoring, Assessment and Oversight of Environmental Regulations and Policies; and Public Participation and Environmental Disputes.


Bibliography:
Andrew, Jennifer & Robottom, Ian (Eds.). Context and Commitments in Environmental Education. Victoria: Deakin University, 1998.
Dryzek, John S. (2000). Deliberative Democracy and Beyond. Liberals, Critics, Contestations. CambridgeUniversity Press, Cambridge, UK
Bryson, John M.; Crosby, Barbara C. (1992). Leadership for the Common Good: Tackling Public Problems in a Shared-Power World. Jossey-Bass Publishers. San Francisco, CA, USA.
Sidaway, R. Resolving Environmental Dispute, Earthscan, 2005.
Susskind, Lawrence; McKearnan, Sarah; Thomas-Larmer, Jennifer (Ed.) (1999). The Consensus Building Handbook. A Comprehensive Guide to Reaching Agreement. Sage Publications, Inc. Thousand Oaks, CA, USA.



Format:
Blended learning.


Workload (hours): 156
Contact Hours: 26

Assessment:
Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.


Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office – gcri@uab.pt