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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Thirty contact hours per semester. Two 1-hour lectures per week for 10 weeks and a 1-hour tutorial per week for 10 weeks. The lecture and tutorial programs are staggered and cover the 12 weeks of semester |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Usually a first-year politics subject.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Robyn Erkersley
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject provides a comprehensive and critical introduction to global environmental politics. Students will encounter the political and institutional challenges raised by global environmental problems, the diverse and often competing claims of the modern environment movement and its critics, and the main normative and institutional responses to global ecological problems. Students will be introduced to the ways in which mainstream international relations theories (notably neorealism and neoliberalism) have conceptualised and responded to global environmental problems. These mainstream 'state-centric approaches' are contrasted with alternative and more critical readings of global environmental problems from the emerging perspective of global political ecology. The competing theoretical perspectives are used to explore critically the tensions between the discourses and institutions of global environmental governance and global economic governance against the background of new environmental issues, actors, interests and agendas. Topics addressed include the global climate change negotiations; the tensions between economic neo-liberalism, trade and the environment; the role of non-state actors such as transnational NGOs, scientists and corporations in environmental diplomacy; and the ecological security debate. On completion of the subject, students should be able to comprehend and critically evaluate the major political claims and conflicts raised by global ecological problems as well as the major normative and institutional responses at the global level.
|Assessment:||An essay of 3000 words 75% (due in the week prior to the mid-semester break) and a 1-hour take-home exam 25% (due at the end of semester).|
|Prescribed Texts:||Prescribed Texts:A subject reader will be available.|
|Breadth Options:||This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008. |
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Bachelor of Arts |
Bachelor of Arts(Media and Communications)
Bachelor of Public Policy and Management
Diploma in Arts (Development Studies)
Diploma in Arts (Environmental Studies)
Diploma in Arts (International Studies)
Diploma in Arts (Political Science)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Development Studies)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (International Politics)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Political Science)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Development Studies)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (International Politics)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Political Science)
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