|Semester||Fall Semester, 2019|
|Department||International Master's Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, First Year International Master's Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, Second Year|
|Course Name||Environmental Protection in Taiwan and Mainland China|
Topic One: Overall Introduction
Week 1: Overall Introduction of the Class
Introducing the Instructor, Course and Participants, Housekeeping.
Week 2: Theoretical Foundation—A Rational Choice Perspective
Levi, Margaret. 1997. “A Model, a Method, and a Map: Rational Choice in Comparative and Historical Analysis.” In Mark Lichbach and Alan Zuckerman eds., Comparative Politics: Rationality, Culture, and Structure. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, pp. 19-41.
Week 3: Brown Agenda—the Need for Pollution Control
Economy, 2006. “Environmental Governance: The Emerging Economic Dimension.” Environmental Politics, 15 (2):171-189.
Week 4: Green Agenda—the Need for Conservation
Guha, Ramachandra, 1997. “The Authoritarian Biologist and the Arrogance of Anti-Humanism”, The Ecologist, 27 (1): 14-20.
Week 5: Resources and Sustainable Development
Nielsen et al., 2004. “Fisheries Co-Management—An Institutional Innovation? Lessons from South East Asia and Southern Africa.” Marine Policy, 28 (2): 151-160.
Week 6: Features of Environmental Problems and Politics
Chien, 2007. “Institutional Innovations, Asymmetric Decentralization, and Local Economic Development: A Case Study of Kunshan, in Post-Mao China.” Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 25: 269-290.
Topic 2: the Demand for Environmental Protection
Week 7: Victim and NIMBY Protests
Johnson, 2010. “Environmentalism and NIMBYism in China: Promoting a Rules-Based Approach to Public Participation.” Environmental Politics, 19 (3): 430-448.
Week 8: Conflicting Demands: Environmental Justice
Adger, 2001. “Scales of Governance and Environmental Justice for Adaptation and Mitigation of Climate Change.” Journal of International Development, 13: 921-931.
Week 9: Grassroots Conservation Initiatives
Martens, K. 2006. “Participation with Chinese Characteristics: Citizen Consumers in China’s Environmental Management,” Environmental Politics, 15 (2): 211-230.
Topic 3: the Supply of Environmental Protection
Week 10: Capacity Building and Policy Tools
Fiorino, 1990. “Citizen Participation and Environmental Risk: A Survey of Institutional Mechanisms.” Science, Technology, & Human Values, 15 (2): 226-243.
Week 11: Governance Structure: Judicial Roles
Rinquist, Evan & Craig Emmert, 1999. “Judicial Policymaking in Published and Unpublished Decisions: The Case of Environmental Civil Litigation.” Political Research Quarterly, 52 (1): 7-37.
Week 12: Governing Structure II: Decentralization
Xu, Jianchu & Jesse Ribot, 2006. “Decentralisation and accountability in forest management: A case from Yunnan, Southwest China.” The European Journal of Development Research, 16 (1): 153-173.
Week 13: Mid-term Examination
Topic 4: Collaborative Governance
Week 14: Community Self-Governance
Agrawal, 1999. “Enchantment and Disenchantment: The Role of Community in Natural Resource Conservation” World Development, 27 (4): 629-649.
Week 15: International Regime as an Emerging Governing Structure
Jahiel, Abigail R. 2006. “China, the WTO, and Implications for the Environment.” Environmental Politics, 15 (2): 310-329.
Week 16: Cross-Sector Efforts: Greening the Industry
Shi and Zhang, 2006. “China's Environmental Governance of Rapid Industrialization.” Environmental Politics, 15 (2): 271-292.
Week 17-18: Mini-Conference
About 5 persons will sign up to present their papers in each week on a first-come-first serve basis. To finish your final report you need to carry out your research in the field and collect sufficient evidences to support your argument. You need to prepare a PowerPoint file so that you can make a presentation in class and hand-in a Word version write-up by incorporating suggestions and criticisms into your draft and hand in the revised version by the end of the semester.
1. Class Attendance and Active Participation (30%):
All students are required to attend each class meeting, and be ready to discuss the reading materials and major issues with others. Most readings will be accessible from a dropbox file. This course will be taught in a dialectical mode in which students’ participation will be essential in the class. While counter-arguments or second thoughts are welcome in class discussion, please be always polite and thoughtful in presenting them.
2. Mid-term Examination (30%):
On week 12 we will have an examination, with a couple essay questions on some theoretical issues. It will be an open-book examination. Therefore you’d better mark your reading materials with highlighter and post-it stickers when in doing your reading assignments.
Alternatively, we can arrange a field trip for you to write a two-page report for the score of this part.
3. Final Paper (40%):
By the end of the semester students have to hand in a research result that has the potential to be published in professional journals in the future. The final write-up needs to include research interests, theoretical framework (with literature review), propositions or proposed arguments, methods to collect empirical evidence, and a preliminary survey, and conclusion. This proposal needs to be presented in front of all classmates in 15 minutes, and take critics and advices from the audience for at least 5 minutes. Reference needs to be carefully documented, and all academic ethics faithfully followed.
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