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PLT3990

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Dr Narelle Miragliotta

Synopsis

This unit provides an introduction to environmental politics, focusing on the politicisation of environmental problems. The course is divided into three sections. Part one explores the ideas and values which have informed the environmental debate. Part two examines the evolution and development of environmental groups, such as green political parties and the environmental movement. Part three will consider state responses to environmental problems. Critical attention will be directed to the structural barriers to ecologically sustainable development, and the continuing contradictory environment and development imperatives facing the state.

Assessment

Written work - 90%; Tutorial participation and presentation - 10%

Contact hours

2 hours per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Sustainability, environment and society
Politics
International studies

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in politics or permission.

Prohibitions

PLT2990