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This unit utilises various analytical approaches concerning the development, implementation, evaluation and legitimacy of Antarctic and oceans governance at both the international and national levels. 

Three broad interrelated issue areas are examined: [i] the evolution of the Antarctic Treaty System; [ii] global, regional and domestic fisheries policy management; and [iii] emerging issues and policies in oceans governance. Case material concerning controversial, contemporary issues such as Antarctic tourism, climate change in polar regions, marine environmental protection, controlling illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, whaling, and seabird conservation are also explored.

Summary 2020

Unit name Governing the Antarctic and Oceans
Unit code HPP214
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations

Dr Joanna Vince

Teaching staff

Dr Joanna Vince

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



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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

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

HPP314, HSD242, HSD342


Teaching Pattern

On Campus:     1 x 2 hr lecture weekly, 1 x 1 hr tutorial fortnightly over 13 weeks.
Off Campus:     web-based delivery of 13 lectures and one fortnightly online tutorial discussion.

Note:  delivery into Launceston or Hobart may be by video-link and/or face to face


2,000 -word essay (40%); 1,000-word report (20%); 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)

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