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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.

Summary 2020

Unit name Environmental Justice, Politics and Policy
Unit code HPP312
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations

Kate Crowley

Teaching staff

Kate Crowley, Gwynn McCarrick, Hannah Murphy-Gregory

Level Advanced
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:

HPP312, HSD230, HSD330


Teaching Pattern

On Campus: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly;
Off Campus: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly


Participation 10%; Quiz 10%; 2,500-word essay (40%), Take home exam (40%).

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