When looking at different societies and cultures around the world, it is interesting how ubiquitous the principles of justice are. It is part of our human nature to think about equality, and consider fairness as something that we do naturally. However, in practical terms, equality is hard to achieve.
This course explores three aspects of justice, and applies these to environmental issues surrounding natural resource management around the world. It also introduces Strategic Environmental Assessment and Terms of Reference.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
- Discuss John Rawls’s principles and theory of justice.
- Explore institutional economics and transaction costs.
- Explain Arrow Impossibility and problems with collective decision making.
- Produce a Terms of Reference for Strategic Environmental Assessment.
Who is the course for?
The course is suitable for anyone with a general interest in justice and environmental decision-making; no previous knowledge or experience is required.
If you are working in environmental management, or wish to learn more about it, this course is designed to support you as a professional. By completing all aspects of the course you will have achieved 14 hours of CPD time.
Who will you learn with?
Jon Lovett is Chair in Global Challenges in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds and works on institutional economics.