In this section of the module we turn our attention to South Africa exclusively. We apply what we have learned about environmental politics generally to South Africa specifically and ask the following critical questions:
What is the nature of politics in South Africa?
Is the environment a policy problem in SA? Identify environmental policy issues and discuss nuclear power as an environmental policy issue in particular.
Is there support for green political thought in SA?
Is there an environmental movement in SA? Identify and classify environmental groups in SA
These questions will be addressed in the lectures through interactive discussions, guest lectures, audio-visual material and articles that will be supplied on ikamva.
37 Jaques Ellul, ‘Technology and Democracy’, in: Winner, Langdon (ed.), Democracy in a Technological Society (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992), pp. 35-50, here: p. 37
38 Robyn Eckersley, ‘Green Theory’, in: Dunne, Tim / Kurki, Milja / Smith, Steve, International Relations Theories. Discipline and Diversity, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 247-265, here: p. 250f.
39 Andrew Heywood, Political Ideologies: An Introduction (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), p. 266