GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS
Credit points: 15
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.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorBen Habib
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval
Incompatible subjects POL2GEP
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Global Environmental Politics||Recommended||Porter, G, Brown, J. and Chasek, P.S 2010||5TH EDITION, BOULDER: WESTVIEW PRESS|
|Readings||Green Planet Blues||Recommended||Conca, K. and Dabelko, G.D. (eds.) 2010||4TH EDITION, BOULDER, CO: WESTVIEW PRESS|
|Readings||The Politics of the Environment: Ideas, Activism, Policy||Recommended||Carter, N 2007||2ND EDITION CAMBRIDGE: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Habib
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
|One 1,500-word take-home exam||40|
|One 2,500-word research essay||60|