Postgraduate | TAS-KSM703 | 2024
Global Environmental Governance
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Global Environmental Governance
About this subject
Upon successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain principal debates relating to the issues and practices of global environmental governance.
- Analyse an environmental issue or problem by applying key theories of global environmental governance.
- Evaluate governments’ and other organisations’ policies and practices relating to the environment.
- Analyse and manage environmental governance problems using problem solving, advocacy and teamwork skills.
- Refer to MyLO for study topics
The subject explores environmental governance in the context of areas of global concern and shared international management – focusing on the polar regions, the oceans and the global climate. The concepts of sustainable development and the global commons are crucial ideas governance in these areas. This subject discusses the historical development and contested nature of governance in specific controversies including the management of ocean fisheries, protection of marine biodiversity, whaling, conservation of Antarctica, and addressing the threat of climate change. Major issues and concepts covered in the subject include: "good governance" and international development; the theory of the tragedy of the commons and other hypotheses of collective action problems; shared governance of contested spaces and transboundary resources; and the geo-political context of global environmental governance. These issues are explored through case studies from around the world, and will include some consideration of Australia's role in the selected examples.
- International Environmental Negotiation (20%)
- Research Paper (50%)
- Oral Presentation (20%)
- Written Research Proposal (10%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- TAS-SCM-GDI-2024 - Graduate Diploma of Strategic Communication
- Other requirements - The subject is taught as an intensive 5-day block of seminars which will be held during the Semester 2 mid-semester break (i.e. late August/early September). Students will participate in these seminars either in person or online; depending on their mode of enrolment. Following these seminars; students will write a research paper on a relevant topic of interest; as approved by the subject coordinator; for submission at the end of the semester.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses