2010 PhD Training School on Global Environmental Governance: The Multidisciplinary Approach


Organizers are grateful for everyone who participated in this Training School. Special thanks to Prof. Steinar Andresen, Dr. Sabine Weiland, Dr. Frances Drake, Dr. Richard Filcak and Dr. Gintaras Aleknonis for their excellent classes!
Many thanks to the PhD students for their contribution in making this event full of energy, intelligent discussions and good emotions during and after the classes!

Thank you all for your interest and time! We wish you all the best in your future career! And don't forget - you are always welcome to Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius!


The Materials

Please find the presentations from the classes below.

Monday, September 27. Global Environmental Policy, Prof. Steinar Andresen:
  • The role of science in international environmental management
  • Effectiveness of international environmental institutions
  • The climate regime - development, effectiveness and drivers

Tuesday, September 28. Environmental Policy Instruments, Dr. Sabine Weiland:
  • Old and new modes of environmental governance. Environmental Policy Instruments

Wednesday, September 29. Theories and Methods for examining Environmental Governance, Dr. Frances Drake:
  • Neoliberalism and Ecological Modernisation Theory
  • Beck’s Risk Society, Foucauldian Governmentality
  • Content and Discourse Analysis
  • Critical Discourse Analysis Handout
  • Suggested readings - Theories and Methods for examining Climate Change Governance

Thursday, September 30. Environmental Governance and Actors, Dr. Richard Filcak:

  • Environmental governance: Actors and conflicts
  • Social perspectives in the environmental governance discourse

    Location: Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania
    Date: 27-30 September 2010

    The 2010 PhD training school addressed the general theme of global environmental governance and in particular its methodological challenges. This programme was to help students better understand the causes of global change in an integrated manner and at the same time to develop options for the governance of a transition to more sustainable development paths at the national and global levels. The training school addressed these methodological challenges with reference to several core problem areas such as climate change.

    The first session introduced students to global environmental governance and its effectiveness. The session addressed the relations between science and politics in global environmental governance. The second session presented a range of environmental policy instruments. The third day looked at the most prominent theories and will pay particular attention to neoliberalism and its role in shaping perceptions within the context of climate change governance. The afternoon of the third session provided an opportunity for discussing and using the methods of analysis most commonly associated with these theories. The last session addressed non-governmental actors in environmental governance and the role of mass-media.

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