Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2065: Environmental Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Core Texts:


Anderson, A (2016) Media, environment and the network society. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan


Carter, N. (2007). The Politics of the Environment: Ideas, Activism, Policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Connelly, J., Smith, G., Benson, D. & Saunders, C. (2012) Politics and the Environment. Routledge, Oxford.


Hilton, M., McKay, J., Crowson, N., &; Mouhot, J. (2013). The Politics of Expertise: How NGOs Shaped Modern Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Suggested readings will be listed for each seminar topic. Ideally, you should be aiming to read at least four items for each seminar (including the main reading). For your essays, you should be consulting a minimum of eight pieces. Please keep in mind that module reading lists are only indicators of some relevant reading materials and you should browse the library shelves to find alternative sources that may give you a different perspective.


Much of the material we cover in this module can be accessed through journals. Main journals relevant to this module include: Global Environmental Change, Environmental Politics, Environment and Planning A, Environment and Planning C, Climate Policy, Environmental Communication, Public Understanding of Science; Environmental History.


The College has produced a fantastic resource to support library and research skills, including Politics specific material: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=3611  


Journals and many other electronic resources can be accessed through the library’s main search portal: https://as.exeter.ac.uk/library/  

Web of Knowledge – for searching academic journals: http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/

Google Scholar - particularly useful for finding open access copies of material not available through the library: http://scholar.google.co.uk