GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

POL2GEP

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Credit points: 15

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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesWeekly blog activities; Research essay; Tutorials.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 credit points of first-year subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPOL3GEP

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrates a broad understanding and critical evaluation of the different institutional responses to global ecological problems.
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.
03. Demonstrates a broad understanding of the diverse claims of the modern environment movement.
04. Demonstrates an applied understanding of the main environmental issues in global politics and their lines of contestation.

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