• Michele Betsill •
||PhD University of Colorado (2000)
||International Relations, Environmental Politics
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My research investigates the multiple ways in which climate change is governed from the global to the local level across the public and private spheres. I am particularly interested in questions about politics and authority in global climate governance. My current projects focus on the governance and legitimacy of carbon markets, transnational climate governance, and the sub-national politics of low-carbon transitions. I am also the founder and co-leader of the Environmental Governance Working Group at CSU, where I am involved in a project on environmental governance and change related to water and forests in the Inter-mountain West. I will be on sabbatical during the 2013-14 academic year.
POLS 362 Global Environmental Politics (Fall 2012) – download syllabus
An upper-division undergraduate course that explores the political nature of global environmental problems and different approaches to governing those problems.
POLS 739 International Environmental Politics (Fall 2012) – download syllabus
A research seminar for advanced graduate students on the application of international relations theories and concepts to the study of global environmental change.
POLS 532 Governance of the World Political Economy (Spring 2013) – download syllabus
An international relations graduate field seminar on contemporary issues and debates related to global governance.