Denial, Faith, Reason: Sustainability and Survival

ECON 285

This course investigates both theory and history of the concept of sustainability, and explores its various economic and political manifestations over time. What are the historical roots of the sustainability debate? What aspects of life do various concepts of sustainability entail, and how do they inform modern ethics? What, in the end, does the history of political economics teach us about the possibility of sustainable development?
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
Cross-Listed As
  • ENVIRON 276
  • ETHICS 285
  • HISTORY 325
  • PUBPOL 284
  • SUSTAIN 276
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring