US Environmental Governance: from National Parks to the Green New Deal
TR 11-12:30, VIRTUAL
Explores the interwoven threads of politics, economics, and the environment in the 20th century. Examines topics such as preservation, conservation, national park creation, federal projects, infrastructure, economic growth, hydrocarbon society, international development, nuclear power, consumer rights, public health crises, environmentalism, Earth Day, globalization, sustainability, and climate change. Studies how politics, economics, and environment converged in modern U.S. history, the “Green New Deal” and how its role promoting economic growth conflicts with its commitments to environmental management, and the emergence of the environmental movement.