Global Environmental Politics

This course examines how transboundary and global environmental issues have been addressed in world politics, drawing on key concepts in the discipline of International Relations. The course is taught in intensive format, involving four days across the semester. with each day focusing on a key theme or issue in global environmental politics: (i) the history of how environmental change has become 'globalised' including a timeline of diplomatic negotiations and multilateral environmental agreements; (ii) governance, institutions and authority of global environmental change; (iii) the global political economy of environmental change, and (iv) the global ethics of environmental change. Each theme will include discussion to introduce students to the major debates and issues and a case study that will provide students with an opportunity for more focused investigation that contributes to their knowledge of the practice of global environmental politics and also demonstrates the application of key themes and concepts. 

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