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GOVT3995: Politics and Environment: Current Issues

The focus of environmental politics often shifts, and this unit will examine key contemporary issues in the field - from the more longstanding to emergent issues just gaining political urgency. The unit will focus on key issues in depth; this may include climate change, environmental justice, food politics, sustainable cities, and/or other timely issues in the Australian or global context. Students will be required to do intensive research in a relevant and salient area of interest in environmental politics and policy.

Code GOVT3995
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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GOVT2615

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

  • LO1. describe a number of different theoretical concepts of justice
  • LO2. apply those conceptions of justice to environmental conditions
  • LO3. understand that the same material conditions on the ground can be experienced and described using different frames of justice
  • LO4. understand how different understandings of justice and vulnerability can lead to different environmental and climate policy suggestions
  • LO5. convey these understandings in coherent, logical, and well-structured academic essays, complete with references and supporting materials.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.