Josephine van Zeben: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021
|Name|| Prof. Dr. Josephine van Zeben|
(Professor Wageningen Universiteit en Researchcentrum (Wageningen University and Research Centre))
PO box 8130
6700 EW Wageningen
|Department||Humanities, Social and Political Sciences|
|851-0735-11L||Environmental Regulation: Law and Policy |
Number of participants limited to 20.
Particularly suitable for students of D-USYS
|3 credits||1S||J. van Zeben|
|Abstract||The aim of this course is to make students with a technical scientific background aware of the legal and political context of environmental policy in order to place technical solutions in their regulatory context.|
|Objective||The aim of this course is to equip students with a legal and regulatory skill-set that allows them to translate their technical knowledge into a policy brief directed at legally trained regulators. More generally, it aims to inform students with a technical scientific background of the legal and political context of environmental policy. The focus of the course will be on international and European issues and regulatory frameworks - where relevant, the position of Switzerland within these international networks will also be discussed.|
|Content||Topics covered in lectures:|
(1) Environmental Regulation
b. Regulatory Challenges of Environment Problems
c. Regulatory Tools
(2) Law: International, European and national laws
a. International law
b. European law
c. National law
(3) Policy: Case studies
(i) Class participation (25%): Students will be expected to contribute to class discussions and prepare short memos on class readings.
(ii) Exam (75%) consisting of two parts:
a. Policy brief - a maximum of 2 pages (including graphs and tables);
b. Background document to the policy brief - this document sets out a more detailed and academic overview of the topic (maximum 8 pages including graphs and tables);
|Lecture notes||The course is taught as an interactive seminar and in-class participation is expected from the students. Participation will be capped at 20 in order to maintain the interactive nature of the classes. |
All classes, readings, and assignments, are in English.
Teaching will take place over three days in January.
|Literature||The book for this course is van Zeben and Rowell, A Guide to EU Environmental Law, University of California Press, 2020 - available via https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520295223/a-guide-to-eu-environmental-law.|
Electronic copy of remaining readings will be provided to the students at no cost before the start of the lectures.
|Prerequisites / Notice||No specific pre-existing legal knowledge is required, however all students must have successfully completed Grundzüge des Rechts (851-0708-00 V) or an equivalent course. |
The course is (inter)related to materials discussed in Politikwissenschaft: Grundlagen (851-0577-00 V), Ressourcen- und Umweltökonomie (751-1551-00 V), Umweltrecht: Konzepte und Rechtsgebiete (851-0705-01 V), Rechtlicher Umgang mit natürlichen Ressourcen (701-0743-01 V), Environmental Governance (701-1651-00 G), Policy and Economics of Ecosystem Services (701-1653-00 G), International Environmental Politics: Part I (851-0594-00 V).