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GOVT2228: Environmental Politics

Environmental issues pose increasingly difficult challenges to our societies. What is the nature of these challenges? Where have they come from? How have political institutions adapted to them, at the national and international levels? What further changes might be necessary to better meet them? How might these changes come about? What effects might they have on the future of politics? This unit of study will engage these kinds of questions as an introduction to some theoretical and practical dimensions of environmental politics.

Code GOVT2228
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or International Relations or Politics and International Relations or Environmental Studies

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. develop an understanding of each school of thought covered over the term
  • LO2. understand how these discourses engage each other in the context of contemporary environmental issues
  • LO3. use each discourse to frame an issue at hand, and to both critique that framework and defend it against criticisms from other discourses
  • LO4. develop a groundwork for further research in various areas of the relationship between human political systems, environmental conditions, and the natural world.