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POL3110 Global Politics and the Environment
Credit Points: 15

Environmental issues are among the most profound challenges facing humanity. Adopting a multidisciplinary perspective, this unit examines how the international political system is responding to global environmental issues by investigating the rise of the environmental movement, the spread of concepts and ideas about the environment, the growth of environmental institutions, processes and interest groups, and the extent and limits of global political cooperation. It sets these developments against theories of international relations and media representation. A feature of the unit will be the opportunity to focus on individual case studies including: global warming, species loss, protection of the ozone layer, global water supplies and international whaling.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MIAAHAEnvironmental Studies Minor
MABUSTPolitics and International Relations Major
MIAAHOPolitics and International Relations Minor
MABUTYSocial Science Education Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012