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POLIS 2122 - Global Environmental Politics

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: POLI 2122
Assessment: Tutorial participation 10%, Tutorial presentation 15%, Course test 25%, Major essay 50%
Syllabus:

Whether it is water security, the global food crisis, climate change, environmental refugees, nuclear energy, human survival or the rights of non-humans, environmental or green politics has established itself as one of the most exciting sites of political contestation around the globe today. This subject is divided into three parts. Part One establishes the theoretical underpinnings, including addressing traditional political theory and the environment, from conservatism to liberalism and neo-liberalism on the right, to Marxist and anarchist responses on the left. Part Two concentrates on environmental politics in Australia, reviewing specific developments over the past thirty years. Part Three moves to the international and transnational realms. Case studies are taken from numerous countries and cultures where people are pursuing green political goals through a myriad of political processes. These range from the informal dynamics of networks, groups and social movements through to the more institutionalised responses of organisations, corporations, mass media, legal systems, political parties, governments and administrative systems. Cases are selected from across the globe: from the more affluent worlds of Europe and North America; to the majority worlds of Africa, South America and Asia.

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Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11009 LE01 80 9 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 12pm - 2pm Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
1 May - 5 Jun Wednesday 12pm - 2pm Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11011 TU03 20 5 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 4pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
2 May - 6 Jun Thursday 4pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
11012 TU04 20 3 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
2 May - 6 Jun Thursday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
11013 TU06 21 2 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 4 Jun Tuesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
11014 TU02 20 FULL 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
2 May - 6 Jun Thursday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room