2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Environmental Policy Making

Spring 2013 quarter

Craig Partridge environmental and natural resource policy, political science

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the important concepts and to both theoretical and practical problems in the making and carrying out of environmental and natural resource policy in the U. S. Students will learn several approaches to understanding how, why, and by whom environmental policy decisions are made, and will gain experience with policy analysis and evaluation techniques, negotiation, and with the particular problems of policy implementation. This course takes a process approach to the topic, rather than a descriptive or prescriptive approach, and is aimed primarily at students who see themselves as future practitioners or researchers in this field. Some prior familiarity with the main categories of environmental and natural resource legislation and with the fundamental topics of political science will help students gain the most from this course.

Faculty Bio:

Craig Partridge is Policy Director for the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Background: B.S. Wildlife Science, U. of Washington Colleges of Forest Resources & Fisheries Science, 1972; M.S. Natural Resource Policy, U. of Washington College of Forest Resources & Inst. of Environmental Studies, 1981; Executive Seminar Program, Lewis & Clark College, 1984; Executive Management Program, U. of Washington Evans School, 1995; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle and Washington D.C., 1977-1981; Washington State Department of Natural Resources, 1981 to present; Positions held:  Special Assistant to Commissioner of Public Lands; Policy Director; Aquatic Resources Division Manager;  Deputy Agency Supervisor for State Uplands; Director of Policy & Government Relations (current)

Interests: Collaborative stakeholder engagement in policy-making and dispute resolution; Comparative roles of science and values in policy; Policy implementation and evaluation; Policy framing and strategic communication



Advertised Schedule
6-10p Wed
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Undergraduate Credit Option
Requires Faculty Approval
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