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ECOP3015 - Political Economy of the Environment

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Joy Paton
Phone: +61 2 9351 6616
Email: joy.paton@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit of study examines how economic interactions with the environment are conceptualised, and the nature of environmental problems, their emergence and how they are 'managed' within capitalism. Different conceptions of the economic-environment relation are explored largely through the lectures which introduce theories of environmental economics, ecological economics and radical critiques of human interactions with ecological systems. Tutorials examine concrete economic-environment problems along with the public policies and business management practices implemented in response.

Assessments

1200wd essay (25%) and 2500wd case study (45%) and 800wd group tutorial paper/presentation (20%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

ECOP1001 and (ECOP1003 or ECOP1004)

Prohibitions

ECOP3005

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ECOP3015

 

Lecture

         

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