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One of the highlights of the third year honours module Global Environmental Politics is a trip to a local organic farm, where students meet with local food producers to discuss the politics of the globalisation and localisation of food.
The module, which runs in the first semester and is taught by Dr. Lucy Ford, is broadly concerned with global environmental issues. Beginning with an investigation of the legal and institutional effectiveness of international regimes for solving environmental issues, it goes on to consider the wider socio-cultural and ideological context of the modern world and how we might think about the global ecological crisis. It further analyses the global political economy of sustainable development and examines the dynamics of global environmental governance and resistance.