Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3255: Deliberating the Environmental Emergency: The Citizens' Assembly

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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.

  • Bathiany, S., Dakos, V., Scheffer, M. & Lenton, T. (2018) ‘Climate models predict increasing temperature variability in poor countries’. Science Advances.  May 2018.
  • Bellard, C., Bertelsmeier, C., Leadley, P., Thuiller, W., Courchamp. (2012). ‘Impacts of climate change on the future of biodiversity’. Ecology Letters, 15(4): 365-377.
  • Bulkeley, H. & Newell, P. (2015) Governing Climate Change (Global Institutions). 2nd Edition. London: Routledge.
  • Devaney, L. Torney, D., Brereton, P and Coleman, M. (2019). Deepening public engagement on Climate Change: Lessons from the Citizens’ Assembly. EPA Research Report, Dublin City University.
  • Devine-Wright, P. and Cotton, M. (2017) ‘Experiencing citizen deliberation over energy infrastructure siting: a mixed method evaluative study’. In S. Bouzarovski, M.J. Pasqualetti, V. Castán Broto (Eds.) The Routledge Research Companion to Energy Geographies. Oxford: Routledge, pp. 165-177.
  • Dryzek, J.S. et al. (2019). ‘The crisis of democracy and the science of deliberation’, Science, 363 (6432): 1144-1146.
  • Evans, J.P. (2011) Environmental Governance (Routledge Introductions to Environment: Environment & Society Texts). London: Routledge.
  • Falkner, R. (Ed). (2013). The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Farrell, D.M., Suiter, J. & Harris, C. (2019). ‘Systematizing’ constitutional deliberation: the 2016-18 citizens’ assembly in Ireland’. Irish Political Studies, 34(1): 113-123.
  • Fishkin, James S. (2009). When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Geissel, B. & Newton, K. (Eds). (2012). Evaluating Democratic Innovations: Curing the Democratic Malaise? London & New York: Routledge.
  • Niemeyer, S. (2013). Democracy and Climate Change: What Can Deliberative Democracy Contribute? Australian Journal of Politics and History, 59(3), 430-449.
  • Sanderson H, Hildén M, Russel DJ, Penha-Lopes G, Capriolo A (Eds.) (2018). Adapting to Climate Change in Europe: Exploring Sustainable Pathways - From Local Measures to Wider Policies. 1st Edition. Elsevier
  • Smith, G. 2009. Democratic Innovations: Designing Institutions for Citizen Participation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.