814.010 (19S) Living Well Within Limits – ideas, methods, results, actions

Sommersemester 2019

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Erster Termin der LV
05.06.2019 13:00 - 18:00 , SFG, SR 4c
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Überblick

Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Living Well Within Limits – ideas, methods, results, actions
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
1.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
2.0
Anmeldungen
12 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
05.06.2019
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

  • Gain familiarity with variety of human well-being theories, their measurements and implications for sustainability research;
  • Understanding of energy supply, from primary to services;
  • Alternatives to mainstream economic analysis of supply & demand to analyse supply chains, focusing on heterodox provisioning system approaches based in political economy;
  • Core characteristics of capitalist economies, and their translation into effects on social and environmental systems.

    • There will be time to discuss how to include these ideas and findings into the students own research project interests.

Lehrmethodik

  • The students will gain exposure to several key statistical methods for understanding and measuring human need satisfaction, or sufficiency of consumption, using real-world data;
  • Exposure to quantitative methods including cluster analysis and dynamic analysis;
  • Exposure and experience with qualitative and participatory approaches, focused around Manfred Max-Neef’s Human Scale Development workshops.
  • Understand the value of integrated social and physical understanding of provisioning systems, with a focus on Ben Fine’s Systems of Provision approach.

Inhalt/e

  • The students will be provided with up-to-date results on the topic of achieving well-being within planetary boundaries, with a focus on current debates and open questions.
  • Day 1: CONCEPTS AND CORE RESULTS

    • Part 1: Conceptual introduction, theoretical approaches to well-being and their implications for sustainability research, followed by discussion.
    • Part 2: Empirical results, past and present, and their implications (discussion).
    • Part 3: Energy supply and energy services: what can we measure and understand?
  • Day 2:  DIVING IN

    • Part 1: Introduction to participatory methods and social design approaches.
    • Part 2: Human Scale Development workshop with the students.
    • Part 3: discussion and feedback from the experience.
  • Day 3: MOVING FORWARD

    • Part 1: Discussion of readings. Heterodox and political economy approaches to supply chains, focus on systems of provision. Core tendencies of capitalism.
    • Part 2: Debate – is capitalism compatible with human survival on earth? And how could we know? And what could we do about it?
    • Part 3: Ideas for action and organising moving forward: guiding principles & processes, making space for individual roles within collective efforts. Space for students to plan and reflect.

Literatur

To Be Finalised

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

Combination of attendance, participation, and prepared oral presentation.

Prüfungsinhalt/e

The material in the course, and the specific paper or debate topic based on theliterature.

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

  • 50% on participation, based on attendance and active participation in discussions;
  • 50% on either paper presentation or role in structured debate (third day), both oral. The choice of these will be explained and given on the first day.

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Doktoratsprogramm Doctoral School Social Ecology (DSSE) (SKZ: ---, Version: 16W.1)
    • Fach: Doctoral School Social Ecology (DSSE) (Pflichtfach)
      • Doctoral School Social Ecology (DSSE) ( 0.0h XX / 0.0 ECTS)
        • 814.010 Living Well Within Limits – ideas, methods, results, actions (1.0h SE / 2.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Sozial- und Humanökologie (SKZ: 919, Version: 14W.1)
    • Fach: GWF1 Gesellschaft und Umwelt (Wahlfach)
      • GWF1 Vertiefung ( 0.0h VO, SE, EX, KU, SX / 14.0 ECTS)
        • 814.010 Living Well Within Limits – ideas, methods, results, actions (1.0h SE / 2.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Sozial- und Humanökologie (SKZ: 919, Version: 14W.1)
    • Fach: GWF2 Nachhaltige Ressourcennutzung (Wahlfach)
      • GWF2 Vertiefung ( 0.0h VO, SE, EX, KU, SX / 14.0 ECTS)
        • 814.010 Living Well Within Limits – ideas, methods, results, actions (1.0h SE / 2.0 ECTS)

Gleichwertige Lehrveranstaltungen im Sinne der Prüfungsantrittszählung

Wintersemester 2013/14
  • 814.010 SE Klima- und Ressourcenpolitik (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2012/13
  • 814.010 SE Climate and Resource Policy (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)