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翻譯:馬景文(簡介並寄信)
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課程描述

本研究生研討課程檢視參與國際、國家和地方環境管治的公民社會參與者,包括社會運動,非政府組織,非牟利和臨時組織。我們將考慮有關公民社會發展、社會運動動員、協作以及組織之問責和合法性的理論。利用國內國外的案例提出實在的例子以結合理論和實踐。因此在學期間學員得以熟習不同的分析角度,有助批判性評估嘗試塑造環境政策和規劃的不同類型組織的作用。課程適合從研究或政策角度對非政府組織、非牟利和社會運動組織感興趣的學員,也適合在這些組織任職或與其一起工作的學員。

評分標準和作業

學期論文

要求研究和撰寫一篇學期論文或兩篇短論文。無論是那一種,都要探討個人感興趣,與公民社會和環境有關的題目。例如,可以審視非政府組織在某一運動或背景的角色、某國環境運動的形成、跨國環境網絡的影響、非政府組織與國家或當地政府的關係、某環境組織的活動、社區對環境議題的回應、環境組織如何參與國際發展;這些都是可參考的題目。本課程有兩項要求和期限:1)在第七周繳交一個段落的題目摘要;2)在第十一周課後繳交期末論文。不接受遲交的論文。

案例簡報和討論

學生必須就自選的國家或其以下層次的環保運動、動員或參與,堂上報告十五分鐘,並且帶領20-30分鐘的討論。目標是探討案例如何關連和展現課程的主要主題與閱讀資料。選擇一份閱讀資料(最好是案例研究),在報告前一星期貼至課程討論版。要事先準備三、四個問題帶動討論。上課第三周前要遞交題目。教師根據學生報告題目與每周課堂進度切合的程度來安排簡報日期。

回應論文

學生必須針對每星期的閱讀撰寫簡短(不多於一頁)的回應論文。這些論文應包括一兩句陳述,說明你認為是每篇文章的主要議題(或多個議題),然後回應文中的主要觀點。回應評論可以是同意,批評,不同意主要觀點和(或)閱讀時你想到的問題。回應論文不會評分,但會計入最後成績。

課堂參與

本課程要求學生積極參與討論,批判性反思和評估課程教材。數量固然重要,但參與部份的評分最終是看參與的質量。因此,學生要準備討論閱讀資料的主要觀點、提問、提供建設性的回應、提供並分享批判性的想法。另一項要求也納入參與部分的評分:有幾個禮拜會指派學生閱讀特別的文章,並就這篇文章發表摘要和帶領討論。

評分

項目 百份比
學期論文 40%
案例簡報和討論 15%
回應論文 20%
課堂參與 25%


課程描述

This graduate seminar examines the engagement of civil society actors, including social movement, nongovernmental (NGO), nonprofit, and ad hoc organizations, in international, national, and local environmental governance. We will consider theories pertaining to civil society development, social movement mobilization, collaboration, and organizational accountability and legitimacy. Domestic and international case studies will be used to provide concrete examples in order to bridge theory and practice. As a result, over the course of the semester, students will gain familiarity with a variety of analytic perspectives that will help them critically assess the roles and impacts of diverse types of organizations that attempt to shape environmental policy and planning. This course is appropriate for students interested in NGO, nonprofit, and social movement organizations from a research or policy perspective as well as for those students who may work with or in these organizations.

Grading Criteria and Assignments

Term Paper

You are required to research and write either a single term paper or two short papers. In either case, your work should examine a topic of personal interest that is related to civil society and the environment. For example, you could examine the role of NGOs in a specific campaign or context, the formation of the environmental movement within a given country, the impact of transnational environmental networks, NGO-state or local government relations, a specific environmental organization and its activities, community responses to environmental issues, the involvement of environmental organizations in international development, just to name a few. There are two requirements and deadlines related to the project: 1) Submit a one paragraph summary of your topic in Week 7; and 2) Submit your final paper at the end of the class session in Week 11. Late papers will not be accepted.

Case Presentation and Discussion

You are required to give a 15 minute presentation on environmental movements, mobilization, or participation within a self-selected national or sub-national context. You will then lead a 20-30 minute discussion of the case. The goal of the discussion is to examine how the case relates to and illustrates key course themes and readings. You should select one reading (preferably a case study) and post it on the Class Discussion Board at least one week prior to your presentation. You also should prepare 3 or 4 questions in advance that will guide the discussion. Submit your topic no later than Week 3. Presentation dates will be arranged according to how topics fit with the weekly sessions.

Reaction Papers

You are required to write brief (no more than one-page) reaction papers on the readings each week. These papers should include a one or two sentence statement of what you believe are the key argument(s) of each article followed by a reaction to the main point. A reaction can be comments in agreement, critiques, disagreements with the main points, and / or questions that come to mind as you read. Reaction papers will not be graded, but they count towards your final grade.

Class Participation

This seminar requires active participation in discussions and critical reflection and assessment of the course material. While quantity matters, participation grades ultimately will be based on the quality of your participation. Therefore, you should be prepared to discuss the main points of the readings, ask questions, provide constructive feedback, and generate and share critical perspectives. There is an additional requirement that will be factored into your participation grade. Some weeks you will be assigned specific articles to read. You should be prepared to present a summary and lead a discussion of your assigned article.

Grading

activities percentages
Term Paper 40%
Case Presentation and Discussion 15%
Reaction Papers 20%
Class Participation 25%