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GEOG 47.01 - Political Ecology

This is a course guide for GEOG 47.01.

Course description for Political Ecology

Political ecology is an approach to human-environment relations that links a broad understanding of biophysical systems (e.g., tropical forests, coastal ecosystems, river basins) to knowledge regarding the political and economic forces that drive ecological change. Drawing on examples from North America, Southeast Asia, Africa and other regions, this course employs a political ecology framework to examine contemporary debates over urbanization, water resources, the role of science in environmental conflicts and the cultural landscape.

[Source: ORC/Catalog, 09/26/2023]; Dist:INT or SOC

In the Library's collections

Resources for these topics are scattered throughout the G's and H's and J's in the library's collections. The following are useful subject headings to begin searching in the online catalog:

Introductory reading(s)

Selected book title(s)

Other library resource(s)

Finding scholarly articles & journal title(s)

Articles and other writings about Political ecology can be found in many publications. There is even an Open Access journal dedicated to the subject called the Journal of Political Ecology. You can search subject specific article indexes to find political ecology articles with certain slants. You can use WorldWide Political Science Abstracts for articles with a more political science emphasis. You also have the option of using the search box at the top of the page.

Internet resource(s)

Citing and Tracking Your Bibliographic References

Use this guide to help you learn how to correctly cite and keep track of the references you find for your research.

Keeping up with Geography journal literature

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