POL6502 - Sustainable Development: Theory and Policy

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course pursues two innovative objectives: first, it provides students with the knowledge of and capability to critically think about the principles, alternative conceptions and theoretical interpretations of the notion of sustainable development; second, it introduces students to cutting-edge research on sustainable development policy and practices and to the processes of policy-making for sustainability at the international and local level. Students will then be able to discover for themselves how theory, politics and process of policy-making are applied through the use of local, regional and international case studies related to the sustainability of resources such as air, water and climate as reflected in emerging international experience in the field.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Mid-term test: 25%
End of term Essay: 50%
Class discussions and presentations: 25%
Detailed Course Information


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