A 527 - Success Factors and Barriers of Environment-Oriented Policy Making

Environmental policy is becoming increasingly complex, on the one hand due to the ever-increasing pressure of problems, and on the other hand due to the large number of affected sectors and different interests that have to be taken into account in policy-making. Under which conditions can an environmentally oriented policy-making nevertheless succeed and which obstacles can be found in the political decision-making as well as in the process of implementation in the multi-level system? Using policy-analytical perspectives, the seminar introduces the outlined areas of tension and sheds light on current environmental policy developments and dynamics at the German and European level. Specific problem structures of environmental policy as well as the use and effects of different policy instruments will be discussed. Another focus is on the actors involved and often competing interests that are brought to bear on the policy field of the environment from different sectors and the interactions of environmental policy with neighboring policy fields that this entails.  

Students will become familiar with environmental policy problems and perspectives for integrated policy-making on the basis of political science theoretical and methodological approaches, as well as their independent application and transfer to examples from political practice. The contents of the seminar will be conveyed and deepened in lectures by the lecturer and through plenary and group work.

For each session, basic and in-depth literature will be provided for preparation via OLAT.

C 412 - Climate Policy-Interests, Instruments and Implementation in International Comparison

Climate policy is still a nascent policy field in many countries and is becoming increasingly complex due to its cross-border and cross-sectoral character. Due to the increasing public attention as well as the growing problem pressure and the multitude of involved interests, climate policy is an increasingly relevant policy field for political decision makers as well as for actors in public administration. The seminar focuses on the specific problem structures of climate policy as well as the advantages, disadvantages and effects of different policy instruments that can be applied in climate policy. Using theoretical perspectives from political science, the different groups of actors involved will be examined and challenges in implementation will be discussed on the basis of practical examples. For this purpose, central theories of policy research are presented and applied to the understanding and explanation of political processes in the policy field of climate policy. Due to the transboundary nature of many climate policy challenges, the course will focus on the European and international level in a comparative perspective in addition to an introduction to the German context.

Students will become familiar with climate policy problems and policy instruments on the basis of political science theoretical and methodological approaches as well as their independent application and transfer to examples from political practice. The contents of the seminar will be conveyed and deepened in lectures by the lecturer and through plenary and group work.

For each session, basic and in-depth literature will be provided for preparation via OLAT.

S 405 - Conflicts of Interest and Policy Integration in Environmental Policy and Related Sectors

The realization of environmental policy problems meanwhile goes far beyond the original policy field of environment. In particular, energy and transport policy as well as agricultural and food policy are central policy fields when it comes to solving environmental challenges and must therefore be integrated into policy-making. Increasingly, environmental policy problems also affect several sectors and thus policy fields at the same time, with a corresponding increase in the number of ideas, interests and actors involved and thus in the complexity for decision-makers in politics and administration. For a handling of environmental policy challenges based equally on the three sustainability dimensions ecology, economy and social issues, cross-policy area management is therefore gaining in relevance. Using political science theories and methods, the outlined problems are elaborated on the basis of practical examples from transport, energy and agricultural policy, and perspectives for integrated policy-making are discussed. In addition to the introduction to the German context, the international comparative perspective is a central focus of the seminar.

Students will become acquainted with environmental policy problems and perspectives for integrated policy-making on the basis of political science theoretical and methodological approaches as well as their independent application and transfer to examples from political practice. The contents of the seminar will be conveyed and deepened in lectures by the lecturer and through plenary and group work.

For each session, basic and in-depth literature will be made available for preparation via OLAT.

 

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Contact

Univ.-Prof. Dr.  Colette Vogeler
Lehrstuhl für Vergleichende Verwaltungswissenschaft und Policy-Analyse


Phone: 06232 / 654-266
E-Mail: vogeler@uni-speyer.de