Environmental Politics Research Group (EPRG)
The Environmental Politics Research Group (EPRG) has ever since it was formed in the late 1990's promoted research and education on issues related to the politics of environmental change. Today the EPRG comprises around 15 senior researchers and PhD students whose research focuses on chief challenges of global and domestic environmental politics.
These challenges include timely debates on the democratic legitimacy, accountability and institutional complexity of environmental governance arrangements.
While having a strong basis in theoretical debates in political science, the EPRG is frequently employed in various multi-disciplinary research networks, teaching and communicative efforts throughout and beyond Lund University.
- Bäckstrand, Karin, Jamil Khan, Annica Kronsell and Eva Lövbrand (eds.). 2010. Environmental Politics And Deliberative Democracy. Examining the Promise of New Modes of Governance, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
- Bäckstrand, Karin, James Meadowcroft and Michael Oppenheimer (eds.). 2011. The Policy and Politics of Carbon Capture and Storage. Special Issue of Global Environmental Change 21(2).
- Jakob Skovgaard. 2012. Learning about Climate Change: Finance Ministries in International Climate Change Politics. Global Environmental Politics 12(4), pp. 1-8.
- Johannes Stripple and Harriet Bulkeley. 2013: Governing the Climate: New Approaches to Rationality, Power and Politics (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press).
- Fariborz Zelli and Harro van Asselt (eds.). 2013. The Institutional Fragmentation of Global Environmental Governance. Special Issue of Global Environmental Politics 13(3) (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press).
Courses or programmes at the department related to the group’s research
- The Politics of Climate Change STVC72 (7.5 credits, BA level)
- Environmental Governance STVC55/STVK02 (7.5 credits, BA level)
- Policy-making Processes: Actors, Causes and Consequences STVN10 (7.5 credits, MA level)
- "Säkerhet, miljö och konflikt" FKVA22 (7.5 credits, 2nd term, module 3, part of the Peace and conflict bachelor course) Link to the course on our Swedish website.
Related education outside of the department
- "Miljö, politik och förvaltning" MVEC15 (15 credits, BA level) at Centre for Environmental and Climate Research: www.cec.lu.se
- "Miljövetenskap: Klimatpolitik, samhällsstyrning och kommunikation" MVEN16 (15 hp, MA level) at Centre for Environmental and Climate Research: www.cec.lu.se
- Biodiversity and ecosystem services in a changing climate (BECC)
- Economic actors in the climate regime complex
- Governance of urban sustainability transitions (GUST)
- Green transition and co-evolution of industry and the energy system (GIST)
- Hydropolitics and peacebuilding
- Navigating institutional complexity in global climate governance