Community Expectations in Sustainable Development of Natural Resources | L47xx

The spread of democracy, the rapid development of open information regimes, and the internet means that it is increasingly important what local communities want, and how they view natural resource production. Sustainable development is a set of concepts that attempts to harmonize a number of seemingly competing goals. These include providing better conditions of life and more opportunity for people, especially the poor. They also include bringing production and consumption within limits that ecosystems can tolerate in the long run.

The new legal challenges need to be understood on a variety of levels: 1) the emerging set of international standards and requirements governing foreign direct investment; 2) changing national priorities in mineral legislation and the laws governing extraction and use of mineral products; and 3) meeting community expectations for development. This class is designed to explore the issues of meeting community expectations for sustainable development.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)

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