Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2101: Public Environmental Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 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



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


Hansen, A. (2010). Environment, media and communication. Routledge.


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


Roberts, J. (2010). Environmental Policy. Routledge.


All are available as ebook editions from the library


Suggested readings will be listed for each seminar topic. Ideally, you should be aiming to read at least three 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. Journals can be accessed and read online at: http://lib.ex.ac.uk


Some of the main journals relevant to this module are: Global Environmental Change, Environmental Politics, Environment and Planning A/C, , Climate Policy; Environmental Communication; Public Understanding of Science


ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages