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Environmental Justice, Politics and Policy HPP312



This unit takes an environmental justice perspective in introducing students to the dynamics that shape contemporary environmental policy (including green politics) with broad appeal to students of politics and policy, justice studies, environmental studies and science. The roles of politics and the state in delivering environmental justice and policy outcomes are considered with reference to a number of case studies including climate change. The unit also traces in a comparative sense, environmental justice ideas, values and politics from grass roots inception, through to green political platforms and the policy agendas of greens within and supporting governments.


Unit name Environmental Justice, Politics and Policy
Unit code HPP312
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator Doctor Hannah Murphy-Gregory
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key conceptual difficulties, theoretical perspectives and debates in the fields of environmental justice, politics and policy.
  • Apply relevant theoretical perspectives and debates to real world examples of environmental justice, politics and policy.
  • Analyse the complex and dynamic relationships between environmental justice, politics and policy, policy outcomes, and political actors and institutions, at the local, national and/or international levels.
  • Communicate your ideas coherently in written and/or oral forms.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,783.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

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Teaching Pattern

On Campus:

Lecture and online materials, 2 hours, weekly.

Tutorial, 1 hour, weekly


Off Campus: 

Lecture and online materials, 2 hours, weekly.

Online discussion topic, 1 hour, fortnightly

AssessmentMyLO quiz on Module 1 of unit content (10%)|Take home exam (40%)|Research Essay (40%)|Tutorial attendance and participation/ Online tutorial attendance and participation. (10%)
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