Faculty of Arts


POLITICS 313

Governing Planet Earth


Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for POLITICS 313.

Description

Environmental problems play an increasingly important role in contemporary politics. This course examines the role of ideologies and institutions in shaping environmental governance challenges from climate change and land-use conflicts to air and water pollution. Drawing from examples in New Zealand and around the globe, topics include limits to growth, sustainable development, ecological modernisation, ecolocalism and environmental justice.

Availability 2018

Not offered in 2018; planned for 2019

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Julie MacArthur

Reading/Texts

Steinberg and VanDeveer, Comparative Environmental Politics (MIT Press, 2012)

Points

POLITICS 313: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage II in Political Studies or Politics and International Relations, or POLITICS 106 and 30 points at Stage II in Global Environment and Sustainable Development

Restrictions

POLITICS 205


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