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x Global Political Ecology

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Year 3
Course Description

To introduce students to environmental change in the Third World (or South) with a view to assessing the prospects for success of sustainable development strategies, along with an evaluation of the causal forces and socio-economic and political ramifications of such changes.

For more information and to check that this course is running, please contact Dr Debby Potts, the Head of the SOAS Geography programme (debby.potts@kcl.ac.uk).

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

At the completion of the module students should be able to appreciate the intertwined nature of political and ecological processes in the Third World (or South). Identify and assess the varied political and economic factors contributing to environmental change, the social ramifications of such changes, and the prospects for success of current sustainable development initiatives.


This course is taught through 19 hours lectures and one class video

Method of assessment

One examination which constitutes 50% of the final grade and one which constitutes essay 50%