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|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
Associate Prof Kate Crowley
Associate Prof Kate Crowley, Dr. Gwynn McCarrick, Dr. Hannah Murphy-Gregory
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- 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.
25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HPP212 AND HSD330 AND HSD230
On Campus: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly;
Task 1: Quiz (10%)
Task 2: Essay (40%)
Task 3: Participation – in tutorials and/ or online (10%)
Task 4: Take-home exam (40%)
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