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PADM 5116: Policy Analysis and Contemporary Governance
PADM 5117: Public Sector Management and the Canadian Political System
PADM 5211: Canadian Intergovernmental Relations
PADM 5212: Public Policy and Civil Society - Options and Issues in Financing the Third Sector
PADM 5213: Gender and Public Policy
PADM 5214 Budgetary Policy in the Public Sector
PADM 5215 Benefit-Cost Analysis
PADM 5220 Regulation and Public Policy
PADM 5221: Health Policy in Canada
PADM 5223: Economic Policy in Canada
PADM 5224 Aboriginal Policy - The North
PADM 5225: Trade Policy
PADM 5227 - Education Policy: Higher Education and Society
PADM 5229: The Health of Populations
PADM 5272: Risk Assessment and Management
PADM 5411 Organization Theory
PADM 5412 Ethics and Accountability in the Public Sector
PADM 5415 Strategic Management in the Public Sector
PADM 5416: Budget Management for the Public Sector
PADM 5417 Principles of Finance
PADM 5418 Human Resource Management
PADM 5420: Policy & Program Evaluation
PADM 5421: Globalizing Public Management - Measuring and Monitoring Governance
PADM 5422 Urban and Local Government Management
PADM 5423: Third Sector Governance and Management
PADM 5472: Managing Policy and Process in a Federal Government Policy Organization
PADM 5472: Technology and Public Administratin
PADM 5472: The Politics of Management: Thinking like a Manager
PADM 5510: Energy Economics
PADM 5515: Sustainable Energy Policy
PADM 5611 - Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
PADM 5614: Natural Resource Management
PADM 5615: Policy and Politics of Energy in Canada
PADM 5618: Environmental and Ecological Economics
PADM 5672: Innovation Policy
PADM 5813 The Evolution of World Bank/IMF Policy
PADM 5814 Program and Project Management
PADM 5815: Civil Society Organizations and Development
PADM 5816 Program Evaluation in Developing Countries
PADM 5818 Theories of Development


Carleton University - School of Public Policy and Administration

PADM-5614: Natural Resource Management

DescriptionThe course is an introduction to the basic principles of natural resource management and the problems natural resource users face in using common pool resources. We will examine resource and environmental scarcity and the evolution of social norms, economic behaviour and institutions that govern the use of common pool resources. The course focuses to some extent on natural resource management in Canada and aboriginal peoples, but also generalizes findings to the international stage and examines case studies from various areas of the world. Specific case studies and management questions will be discussed in the context of mineral resources and fossil fuels, fisheries, water resources, forestries, wildlife management and protected areas.

Students will have a chance to explore the material and its applications in a group project, class discussions, guest lectures and a term paper of their choice. The group project is presented in class. This is a truly interdisciplinary seminar with no prerequisites. Students are encouraged to engage in a lively debate in the course.  

Faculty: Stephan Schott (Fall 2012)

Source: Syllabus downloaded from (accessed 6 January 2014)


Teaching Topics Addressed in this Course, Organized by Public Policy and Management Subject



Commentary by the Atlas editors: The class titles provide excellent candidates for teaching topics to be developed:

  • The "New Scarcity" and Sustainability
  • Concepts of Sustainability, Scarcity, and Non-Renewable Resources
  • Mining and Fossil Fuel Extraction
  • Traditional Knowledge and Scientific Knowledge
  • Social Norms and Institutional Factors for Successful Common Pool Resource Governance
  • (Not so) Renewable Resources: Ocean Resources and Land Mammals
  • Depletable Resources: The case of water
  • Renewable within time limits: Forestry Use and Management

Page created by: Ian Clark, 6 January 2014. The content presented on this page, except in the Commentary, is drawn directly from the source(s) cited above, and consists of direct quotations or close paraphrases.




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