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GEOG 493   Democracy and Environment   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Explores the effects of local democracy on natural resource management and the ways natural resource management can leverage the establishment and consolidation of local democracy. Investigates theoretical foundations of localism and decentralization, and analyzes the policy process by which theory is inscribed in law and project documents and translated into practice. Cases of global environmental policy, such as climate adaptation, UN Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation of the World Banks' Community Driven Development policies will be used for theoretical and empirical analysis. Draws case examples from developing countries. Same as NRES 494, SOC 493 and UP 493. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: GEOG 210, course work in social science, or consent of instructor.