GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

POL2GEP

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Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the major areas of contestation in global environmental politics. It maps the emerging global framework for addressing environmental problems and examines the key claims of environmental movements and their critics. This involves examining the main environmental controversies in the Australian and global contexts, including climate change, biotechnology, energy generation, whaling, forests, water, and the tensions between trade liberalisation and environmental protection. The main premise of the subject is to demonstrate the ways in which emerging environmental actors, interests and agendas challenge the basic norms and institutions of a system of global governance underpinned by sovereign states and global economic institutions.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 credit points of first-year subjects.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects POL3GEP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLMSPrescribedMultipleMultiple

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrates a broad understanding and critical evaluation of the different institutional responses to global ecological problems.

Activities:
Weekly blog activities; Research essay; Tutorials.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Demonstrates a comprehension of the different ways in which new environmental issues, actors, interests and agendas have challenged the basic norms and institutions of global governance.

Activities:
Weekly blog activities; Research essay; Tutorials.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Demonstrates a broad understanding of the diverse claims of the modern environment movement.

Activities:
Weekly blog activities; Research essay; Tutorials.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Demonstrates an applied understanding of the main environmental issues in global politics and their lines of contestation.

Activities:
Weekly blog activities; Research essay; Tutorials.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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