The Political Economy of Sustainability - UNA Europa MOOC

Kurs otwarty

Political Economy of Sustainability – the course presents the mechanisms in which contemporary economic system leads to environmental, social, and financial unsustainability. It builds critically on the heterodox schools of economics, including ecological economics, to present the vital aspects of power, institutions, and inequalities. You will be aware of principles and solutions of alternative economic modes, including degrowth and circular economies. You will be able to evaluate critically economic strategies, production structures and governance of businesses and trade in terms of sustainability.

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  • Uniwersytet Jagielloński
  • ThPoEcOfSu-UnEuMo
  • 15  wykładów
  • Kurs otwarty
  • 30 września 2023

O kursie

 

Welcome! You are on the main page of the course "The Political Economy of Sustainability", The course was created by the staff of the Jagiellonian University in cooperation with Una Europa.

This course is part of the Micro-credential in Sustainability, this programme consists of five MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) which, once completed, award the learner with 10ECTS.  The programme was created by three European Universities that are members of Una Europa. You can find out more here: LINK

 

Learning outcomes:

After the course, you will understand the mechanisms in which contemporary economic system leads to environmental, social and financial unsustainability. You will be aware of principles and solutions of alternative economic modes, including degrowth and circular economies. You will be able to evaluate critically economic strategies, production structures and governance of businesses and trade in terms of sustainability. You will recognize the methods of analysis and design of sustainable organizations, policies and strategies.
 

Course content:

The MOOC, in English, is articulated in 14 modules/lectures.
 

Each module includes:

Video-lectures (45 min. in total)
Slides and additional materials
Compulsory and voluntary activities for students

Help and support:

If you have questions about the course or have encountered a technical problem with the Copernicus College platform, please write to the wojciech.wyzykowski@uj.edu.pl.

Authors:

 

Maciej Grodzicki

Ecological and Marxist economist, member of the JU Climate Board and of the Polish Economic Network. He conducts research on the international political economy, global supply chains and the economy of shared resources, including forests.

 

Anna Zachorowska-Mazurkiewicz

Feminist and institutional economist. She has writen about the situation of women in the United States, the European Union and Poland, social and economic inequalities, as well as gender relations in the economy.

 

Zofia Łapniewska

Feminist and institutional economist, co-president of the Polish Economic Network. She researches common goods, cooperatives and ecology from an economic and gender perspective.

 

Krzysztof Berbeka

Environmental economist. His scientific activity covers topics such as: EU energy and environmental policy, adaptation of the economy to global climate change, economic analysis of renewable energy sources and the monetary valuation of the environment.

 

Katarzyna Filipowicz

Economist. Her scientific activity covers the issues of mathematical modeling of economic processes and the analyzes of diversification of economic and social development at the regional and local level.

 

Jurand Skrzypek

Economist. He studies energy systems, their efficiency and emissivity on the basis of input-output techniques and multi-sector macroeconomic models.

 

Michał Pałasz

Scholar of Humanistic Management. He studies management practices in the Anthropocene, i.e. ways of organizing a sufficiently good common world in the era of a climate and ecological catastrophe.

   

Marek Bugdol

professor of management studies. His scientific interests include the following issues: organizational behavior, quality management systems, management concept, organizational values.

 

Program

  1. Before you start
  2. M1 Economics as a science of social provisioning
  3. M2 Political economy of capitalism – how the system works?
  4. M3 Challenges – where are we now?
  5. M4 Environmental sustainability
  6. M5 Social sustainability
  7. M6 Economic sustainability
  8. M7 Existing measures beyond GDP: Happiness and well-being as the main goals of sustainability
  9. M8 Measurement for sustainability – how to construct indicators? Where to look for data?
  10. M9 Energy flows and environmental pressure: stylized facts and data sources
  11. M10 Energy flows and environmental pressure: measurement activities
  12. M11 Designing sustainable organizations and practices
  13. M12 State: public policies and regulations
  14. M13 Grassroots Organizations for Sustainability
  15. M14 Future of sustainable economic systems
  16. Brak egzaminu

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