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Global Environmental Politics - POL397

Environmental issues are gaining prominence in both national and international politics and it is increasingly apparent that human activities are driving significant changes in our planet's environment. This unit provides a critical introduction to the theory and practice of global environmental politics and its interaction with other areas of global governance. Students will be introduced to debates in green political theory, to developing world perspectives on the environmental movement and to the ways in which environmental issues are conceptualised by major theories of international relations. Cases covered will be drawn from both Australian and international contexts. They will include climate change, geoengineering, energy security, biodiversity, human-animal relationships, food security and management of common pool resources such as forests, airsheds and fisheries.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 Online - Session 2, Online (with on campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Jonathan Symons

39cp at 100 level or above or (6cp in HIST or MHIS or POL units at 200 level including 3cp in POL units) Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

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