INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: TRIUMPH OR TRAGEDY?
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Credit points: 15
This subject provides students with an introduction to the international relations aspects of climate change. The subject is divided into three parts: (1) Understanding climate change, including concepts such as the global climate system and the Earth as a finite entity; the scientific evidence for anthropogenic climate change and the history of greenhouse gas emissions; and the current and predicted bio-physical consequences of climate change. (2) Climate change adaptation in the context of international relations, including how individuals and states adapt to climate change impacts; traditional, human and environmental security problems raised by climate change; and climate security-related case studies. (3) Greenhouse gas mitigation in the context of international relations, inclusive of multilateral diplomacy and the two-level game; multilateral greenhouse gas mitigation efforts; the UNFCCC process; the Kyoto Protocol, son-of-Kyoto and beyond.
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 POL2IPC
Special conditions Online subject
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Climate Change and Energy Insecurity: The Challenge for Peace, Security and Development||Recommended||Dodds, F., Higham, A. & Sherman, R. (eds.) 2009||EARTHSCAN|
|Readings||Climate Conflict: How global warming threatens security and what to do about it||Recommended||Mazo, J. 2010||IISS|
|Readings||Climatic Cataclysm: The Foreign Policy and National Security Implications of Climate Change||Recommended||Campbell, K.(ed.) 2008||BROOKINGS INSTITUTION|
|Readings||Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the World Map||Recommended||Paskal, Cleo 2009||N/A|
|Readings||Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update||Recommended||Meadows, Donella, Randers, Jorgen and Meadows, Dennis 2004||N/A|
|Readings||The Politics of Climate Change||Recommended||Giddens, Anthony 2009||POLITY PRESS|
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