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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:

Is climate change killing the earth? Are there too many people; or too few people with too much? Do animals have rights? Is violence justified to save the planet? Are we facing nuclear Armageddon? What is environmental justice and security? How do we fight for our future? Is access to water a Human Right? Will humans become extinct? Can we change the world to return it from the brink? Environmental movements are among the most successful progressive voices in politics and international relations in the 21st Century. Whether it is water security, the global food crisis, climate change, environmental refugees, nuclear energy and warfare, 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. First, this course establishes the theoretical underpinnings of green politics, 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. Next, case studies are taken from numerous countries and cultures where people are pursuing diverse 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, and governments. Environmental movements and their campaigns are selected from across the globe: from the more affluent worlds of Australasia, Europe and North America; to the majority worlds of Africa, South America and Asia.

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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 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 08/05/2020 Fri 12/06/2020


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10160 LE01 95 15 2 Mar - 6 Apr Monday 11am - 1pm Lower Napier, LG28, Lecture Theatre
27 Apr - 1 Jun Monday 11am - 1pm Lower Napier, LG28, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10161 TU04 22 5 4 Mar - 8 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
10162 TU03 22 4 3 Mar - 7 Apr Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 2 Jun Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
10163 TU02 24 1 4 Mar - 8 Apr Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
10164 TU01 24 2 4 Mar - 8 Apr Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Hartley, 108b, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Hartley, 108b, Teaching Room