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POL 203 Lecture Notes - Ds 4, Ecological Modernization, Corporatism

Politics and Public Administration
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POL 203
Markus Sharaput

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Lecture Notes, POL 203, Thursday September 20th, 2012
1. Admin
a. Intro self and TA, contact info (, x2078), office
hours (W10-11, Th12-1)
i. Andrei Iovu,
2. Review: - Canadian context for the TotC
a. Staples, p
i. linkages and
ii. staples trap
iii. C-P/M-H dynamic
b. Do phases
i. Staples
ii. Keynesian, efforts to break open c-p, DRee/Ie, regional development
iii. Post-staples (KBE, Florida cool cities, transnational cities, etc.) co-
c. TotC as a lens
i. Show how intensive / extensive strategies map out in resources
sectors how effort to open system results in staples and oil sands
ii. How staples theory of development accounts for why hard to break
out if can find temp opening, why do the harder thing?
3. Political Theory and Environmental Justice
a. 2 themes this week
i. Reinforcing idea of different kinds of environmentalism
1. H+D’s 4 institutional models
ii. The idea of the cost of environmentalism
1. Ecological modernization vs. environmental justice
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2. 2 theories on how to fix one is to manage the system better,
other is to change how the system works
b. National differences in “politics of the environment”
i. Issue of how to reconcile universal values / goals (which presumably
define environmentalism as a movement) vs the reality of differences
in context
1. First reading approaches this in terms of difference in
relationship between environmentalists and the state,
2. second in terms of regional cultures of environmental protest /
ii. Hunold and Dryzek - Unlike D&D, they are not transnationalists
1. they are shifting focus from the international system to a
comparative approach
a. understanding the whole as the sum of its parts
2. environmental movement the sum of what happens in each
iii. Basic argument that institutional context matters
1. the relationship between institutional arrangements and civil
society affect tactics, organization, detail (as opposed to broad
strokes) of goals
2. Oddly, they tend to gloss over the institutional formation of the
countries they study, being primarily concerned with the
degree of corporatist access greens have (do corporatism)
iv. 4-way typology
1. Is the state inclusive or exclusive in its corporatist relationship
to greens
2. Is it active or passive in its incorporation
3. Norway inclusive active, US is passive inclusive, Germany is
passive exclusive, UK is active exclusive
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