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Society and Sustainability
Abbreviation: SOCBI624Load: 30(L) + 15(S) + 0(E) + 0(P) + 0(PE) + 0(ME) + 0(EE) + 0(FLE) + 0(PEE) + 0(FE) + 0(CP)
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Vine Mihaljević
Lecturers: izv. prof. dr. sc. Vine Mihaljević ( Seminar )
Course description: This interactive and multimedia course begins with an overview of scientific data on climate change and its future projections as well as the debate on climate change as an epistemological and ethical question. Climate change is then addressed by linking it to the dominant model of development, introducing students to contemporary debates on the limits to economic growth, varieties of capitalism and related phenomena including inequalities, sustainability orientations, the consumer society and questions of social justice. Drawing on insights from ecological economics, political ecology and contemporary social theory we discuss alternative developmental models whose starting point are limits to natural resources.
The course then focuses on the political implications of the current, ecologically unsustainable, model of development. Protests and social movements are discussed, artistic practices, as well as new public policies and political actors advocating for a turn towards sustainability. Special attention is given here to education for sustainable development.
The final part of the course is dedicated to thinking about the society of the future in the framework of literature on utopias/dystopias.
This interdisciplinary course draws on insights from sociology, economics, political science, philosophy and basic physical sciences in order to illustrate the complex interrelationship between the natural and the social world and identify alternative models of development.
Lecture languages: - - -
Compulsory literature:
1. Barker, T., Scrieciu, S., Taylor, D.; Climate Change, Social Justice and Development; Development 51 (2008), str. 317-324
Recommended literature:
2. Beck, U.; Climate for Change, or How to Create a Green Modernity?; Theory, Culture and Society 27 (2010), str. 254-266
3. Cook, J.; Scientific guidebook through global warming scepticism (selected chapters); HMD (2013)
4. Demos, T. J.; Art After Nature.; Artforum (2012)
5. Domazet, M., V. Cvijanović, D. Dolenec; What kind of growth, what kind of degrowth: the case of Croatia reconsidered .; Green European Journal (2012)
6. Dresner, S.T; he Principles of Sustainability (selected chapters); Earthscan (2008)
Legend
L - Lectures
FE - Field exercises
CP - Clinical practicals
S - Seminar
E - Exercises
P - Practicum
PE - Proofreading exercises
ME - Methodology exercises
EE - Experimental exercises
FLE - Practical foreign language exercises
PEE - Physical education excercises
* - Not graded
Copyright (c) 2006. Ministarstva znanosti, obrazovanja i športa. Sva prava zadržana.
Programska podrška (c) 2006. Fakultet elektrotehnike i računarstva.
Oblikovanje(c) 2006. Listopad Web Studio.
Posljednja izmjena 2020-03-30