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Climate Politics and Policy HPP405


Unit offered subject to sufficient numbers


This is an environmental politics based unit that examines the governance challenge of emissions reduction in terms of wicked problems, failed politics and policy, post Kyoto prospects, and policy implementation and evaluation. It moves from macro-politics to the micro policy challenges of climate change mitigation and provides a cross-disciplinary holistic introduction and overview for students beyond political science. Comparative analysis of the climate policy efforts of countries such as Australia, the USA, Canada, Japan, Russia and the EU is undertaken.


Unit name Climate Politics and Policy
Unit code HPP405
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations

Teaching staff

Assoc. Prof. Kate Crowley

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


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Teaching Pattern

2-hr seminar weekly (13 wks)


8,000 words in written assignments:   (2,500 word review essay; 1,500 word research outline; and 4,000 word research essay).

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