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Political Economy of the Environment - ECOP3015

Year - 2020

This unit of study examines how economic interactions with the environment are conceptualised, and the nature of environmental problems, their emergence and how they are 'managed' within capitalism. Different conceptions of the economic-environment relation are explored largely through the lectures which introduce theories of environmental economics, ecological economics and radical critiques of human interactions with ecological systems. Tutorials examine concrete economic-environment problems along with the public policies and business management practices implemented in response.

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

1x1200wd Essay (25%), 2500wd Case study (45%), 1x800wd Group tutorial paper/presentation (20%), Tutorial participation (10%)


12 credit points at 2000 level in Political Economy




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Political Economy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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