Courses & Units

Sustainability Governance: Politics, Policy, Practice HPP208

Introduction

This unit examines the idea of 'sustainability' and the politics, policy and practices that transform the concept into reality on the ground. Divided into three modules, the unit commences with an exploration of the contested nature of sustainability as articulated within modernisation, social ecology, deep ecology, eco-feminist and other perspectives. 

It also investigates conventional and alternative ways of measuring progress towards it by using GNP/per capita, Ecological Footprint, the Index of Sustainable Welfare, Genuine Progress Indicator and other sustainability indicators. In the second module, the focus is on the politics of sustainability and how actors organised into networks contest the management of key ecosystems such as forests and oceans in the struggle to protect biodiversity, supply goods, and create jobs. 

Finally, in the third module, the unit focuses on the policy process and provides examples of best practice governance from around the world to highlight how governments are increasingly sharing sovereignty with business and civil society actors to secure optimal policy outcomes for complex, linked socio-ecological systems.

Summary

Unit name Sustainability Governance: Politics, Policy, Practice
Unit code HPP208
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Teaching staff

Assoc Prof Fred Gale (Coordinator)

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 090101

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Requisites

Prerequisites

HIR101 OR HPP101 OR HSG105 OR HSG1069 OR HSG107 OR HSG109

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HPP308, HSG223, HSG323, HGE226, HGE326, HSG109

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Int:2-hr lecture weekly alternating between Hobart and Launceston campuses; 1 tutorial fortnightly

Dist. Ed: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly

Assessment

Tutorial participation (10%), 1,000-word minor essay (15%), 2,000-word comparative case study (35%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)

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Textbooks

Required

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