UT Dallas 2014 Graduate Catalog

PPPE6370 - Political Economy of Natural Resources

PPPE 6370 Political Economy of Natural Resources (3 semester credit hours) This course will explore the politics of natural resources in both industrialized and developing countries. The course will explore the consequences of new resource development on politics and the economy. Similarly, the course will also explore how politics might shape natural resource discovery and depletion. In addition, the relationships between resources and conflicts will be explored. The course also discusses how renewable resources (water, forests, fisheries) differs in their politics from those of non-renewable ones (oil, gas, minerals) and why the international community has been able to solve some environmental problems but not others. (3-0) T