Labor Studies | International Trade, Labor and the Environment
L290 | 28339 | Ruseva, Tatyana

LSTU-L 290  International Trade, Labor, and the Environment   Class
Number 28339, 1 cr.  Class meets Wednesdays, 5:45 - 8:25 pm, BH304,
October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29.  This course explores the links
between labor and the environment from an international
perspective.  We discuss how actors  organized labor,
environmentalists, transnational corporations, and consumers 
manage labor and environmental issues in a context of increased
economic and trade liberalization, population pressures and resource
scarcities.  Key questions we consider include: What are the
environmental implications of international trade and labor?  Why is
it hard to bridge the rich-poor and urban-rural gaps?  How can we
improve the North-South dialogue on trade and the environment?  How
can we promote greater social and gender equity, and commitment to
environmental justice?  Instructor:  Tatyana Ruseva, SPEA, IUB