ECO6720EN - Public Administration in Socioecological Systems

Course description

This course explores alternative approaches for analysing how people make choices, engage in learning, collaborate in networks, adapt to and change institutions (rules), and manage and govern social-ecological systems. The course analyses how institutions and governance can be designed at different organisational levels to adapt to social-ecological change and to transform governance and management. The course analyses economic and interdisciplinary theories and methods for decision-making under uncertainty and how collaboration for common-pool resources can overcome narrow strategic behaviour and instead result in decisions which improves the outcome for all. The student is introduced to adaptive approaches based on learning and re-evaluation.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Ecology Studies
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Stephen Latham, Professor of Environmental Mission