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Research in Political Ecology (6 points)


Leader: TBA

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit introduces student to principles and analytical methods of political ecology, and its application to analysing sustainable development and natural resources management. The first part of the unit introduces the theoretical foundations for the political ecology approach and explores its application to the issue of sustainable development. The second part of the unit uses the political ecology approach from an international comparative perspective for analysing development conflicts in a range of environmental sectors in international and Australian contexts, including farming and pastoralism, water, mining, fisheries and forests.

Assessment: Reading diary (200 words per week): 30% + Group presentation (20 - 25 mins per group): 20% + Individual research project (2500 words): 50%

Contact Hours: Two hour seminar and one hour tutorial per week.

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