Globalisation and Sustainable Development
Measure the impact globalisation has on economies, politics and the environment.Find out how local communities are responding to the issues raised by globalisation. Academically research theories, stakeholders and ongoing debates.
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- 29 Jul 2019
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- discuss and appraise the concepts of globalisation and sustainable development
- critically assess competing perspectives on how questions of globalisation and sustainability affect real life commsubjecties around the world
- demonstrate experience-based knowledge of how issues of globalisation and sustainability play out in your own local contexts
- integrate broad intellectual debates with everyday situations and examples
- demonstrate the ability to undertake desk based research and communicate clearly, in written and oral formats, on issues related to globalisation and sustainable development.
- MODULE 1: Critical perspectives on globalisation and sustainable development
- Critical perspectives: globalisation
- Critical perspectives: sustainable development
- Critical perspectives: actors
- MODULE 2: Rethinking globalisation and sustainable development
- Rethinking: economy
- Rethinking: environment
- Rethinking: ourselves
- MODULE 3: Action on globalisation and sustainable development
- Economic action
- - Environmental action
- Activism and resistance
- Summary and reflections
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Interactive Games
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
Debates around globalisation and sustainable development tend to focus on the need for humanity – both individuals and societies – to make choices between economic growth on the one hand and the wellbeing of the planet on the other. This subject critically explores this problematic. It examines tensions and synergies between discourses of globalisation and sustainable development alongside opportunities to achieve economic prosperity alongside care for the environment in practice. The subject first considers conceptual debates that situate globalisation and sustainable development as ‘problems’ that society must deal with. Next it explores how scholars and activists are rethinking globalisation and sustainable development and opening up new possibilities for action. Finally, it examines how individuals, communities, non-governmental organisations and governments are responding to the challenges of globalisation and are engaged in efforts to create social and environmental sustainability at the local scale. The emphasis throughout the subject is on case studies from around the world which enable conceptual debates to be grounded in real life examples.
- Research essay (40%)
- Online participation (20%)
- Literature review (15%)
- Critical reading (25%)
Textbooks are not required.