ARMIN ROSENCRANZ’ STANFORD COURSES
In this course, we will focus on federal public land and natural resources policy and law. There will be major units on land use and regulatory “takings”; water policy, focusing on California: mining, timber and grazing law and policy; legal aspects of forest, range, park, wilderness and wildlife management; recreation and preservation; the Everglades ecosystem; and related issues. The course will emphasize the role of the courts, administrative discretion, the Endangered Species Act, and the tension between protecting resources and respecting property rights. Students will have the opportunity to undertake significant research on aspects of policy or law governing the management of natural resources.
Hum Bio 143: Globalization,
Labor and Environment (spring
This is a
course involving a 30-hour internship with a bay Area NGO involved with
globalization issues. The course’s themes are the impacts of
labor and environmental standards around the world. Subthemes are
corporate accountability and northern extractive industries
repressive governments—and the resulting harm that befalls local
in the south. We will examine the three primary institutions of
globalization - the World Bank, the
Int’l Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization. Following
introductory readings, the class will read and discuss materials
assembled by class members on the above themes and subthemes (corporate
accountability, the institutions of globalization, the labor side of
globalization and the environmental side of globalization).
143: Globalization, Labor and Environment
Int’l Relations 134, Hum Bio 135: Global Environmental Policy and Law (winter 2005)
This course is designed to acquaint students with the international management of regional and global environmental issues. The focus is not only on the issues themselves, but on the international institutions and agreements that have been created to manage them. The course will begin with an overview of facts and root causes of global enviro problems; IEL sources and norms, and how such norms are implemented. Next, we will seek to develop a sense of what works in international environmental management and what does not. Specific topics to be addressed include transboundary air and water pollution, ozone depletion, global climate change, biological diversity and endangered species, global forest protection, freshwater resources, the export and dumping of hazardous wastes, international trade and the environment, human rights and the environment, and North/South issues and the role of the World Bank.
HumBio 135, PS 180R : Global Environmental Policy & Law
Hum Bio and Comp. Studies in Race and Ethnicity 141: Race, Poverty and Environment (fall, 2005)
The goal of this course is to enable class members to make the
between race/poverty and environmental conditions, and to bring both a
theoretical and practical perspective to the topic of environmental
justice. We will look at empirical evidence of environmental
and hear stories of those victimized by the disproportionate distribution of environmental harms. We will try to identify the causes of these conditions and the barriers to remediating them. We
will explore how the courts, legislative bodies, executive agencies, public interest organizations,
community groups and their lawyers have responded to the problem. We will try to become informed participants in this dialog and contribute to knowledge on the subject.
Lawyers and scientists have a residual role in all this. A
may have been fighting environmental burdens for decades and decide to
legal help as a last straw. They may have neglected to get legal
while the polluter was going through the permitting process and seek
after the permit has been granted. They may seek legal help after
an onslaught of unusual diseases or a high rate of illness or mortality
years of a hazardous waste facilityÕs operations. Scientists
help lawyers and
activists interpret scientific and health data. Everyone needs to
understand how civil rights laws apply to the question of
impacts on poor and minority communities.
HumBio 141, CSRE 141: Race, Poverty & Environment
IR 135, Anthro Sci, and Hum Bio. 152 – Environment and Growth in Developing Countries (fall 2004)
This advanced seminar will compare and contrast the environmental
development policies of eight developing countries as they cope with
pressures of economic growth and its attendant pollution and resource
depletion. Four of the eight countries are China, India, Nigeria
Brazil. The class will choose the remaining four countries.
seminar will open with a review of the dilemma facing most developing
in industrializing and modernizing, while also protecting their
environment. Class members will organize the class reader from
library sources. We will spend a week on each of the eight
countries—relying, when possible, on outside experts.
Each seminar member will select a developing country of his/her
choice and will write a research paper analyzing that country’s
and development policies and their effectiveness. The final week
spent reviewing those papers and deriving common themes.
HumBio 152, Anthro 152, IR 152 : Environmental Institutions and Policies in Developing Countries
Hum Bio 125, Pol Sci 227: Enviro. Policy and Law (spring 2005)
In this course, we will examine the role of government and citizens
formulating, implementing and enforcing U.S. environmental
case studies, background readings, law cases and statutes, we will
the formal and informal mechanisms involved in controlling pollution
protecting the environment. We will explore the respective roles
courts, legislatures, and executive agencies in shaping U.S.
policy. We will also consider the pros and cons of regulatory and
economic approaches to pollution control
HumBio 125: Environmental Policy and Law
Anthro Sci 165, Int’l Relations137, Pol Sci 181R, Hum Bio 163: South Asia: Environment, Development and Security (spring 2001)
This course will explore parallel movements and activities in
protection, economic development and security in India and Pakistan
with special focus on this decade. The environment will cover
and land (agrochemical) pollution, population growth, equity issues and
Dam controversy. Development issues will include new programs for
economic and energy growth and their environmental consequences.
nuclear arms and Kashmir competition between India and Pakistan and
destabilizing effects will also be examined.
Anthro Sci 165, HumBio 163, Int'l Rel 137: South Asia: Environment, Development and Security
History 285A, Anthro Sci 165A: Kashmir: History, Politics and Security (winter 2003)
This course will introduce students to the history and complex politics and society of the mountain state of Kashmir. In large measure because of its cultural and religious antecedents, Kashmir has been a political flashpoint, fraught with religious, communal, and international strife since 1947 when Pakistan and India were divided. Recently, there has been evidence that some Islamic militants are using Kashmir as a training ground. This course will focus on Kashmir’s cultural, social and political situation, and examine possible resolutions of the current conflict.
History 285A: Kashmir: History, Politics and Security
Biology, Geological and Environmental Sciences and Earth Systems 147/247: Controlling Climate Change in the 21st Century (winter 2005)
Climate change is a worldwide environmental, social and economic challenge. It touches on aspects of air pollution, land use, toxic waste, transportation, industry, energy, government policies, development strategies, and individual freedoms and responsibilities. Human use of the atmosphere as an unpriced dumping space has led to the buildup of gases and particles that can alter the radiant energy exchange between the earth’s surface and space. Carbon dioxide, methane and water vapor are the principal heat-trapping greenhouse gases. Carbon is the underpinning of most fuels used in transportation and power production. It also makes up about half the dry weight of most vegetation. Human modification of the carbon cycle has far-reaching implications for human welfare and the health of the biosphere. Given the short term planning horizon of most political and economic institutions, climate change presents major policy challenges. This course is designed to clarify the primary issues embedded in those challenges.
HumBio 147, Bio 147/247, Earth Systems 147/247: Controlling Climate Change in the 21st Century
This seminar will
India and Pakistan from Partition (1947) to the present. We’ll look at
of both countries, including their different political developments,
cultures, national identities, internal communal rivalries, economic
development paths, energy and environmental issues, and military and
issues. We’ll focus special attention
on the Kashmir conflict and the nuclear rivalry. We’ll
read a book each on India, Pakistan and Kashmir plus a
novel about India, and view three films. The course will require a
Research Paper Guidelines