• Offered by Environmental Management & Development Program
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Environmental Management & Development
  • Areas of interest Environmental Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Luca Tacconi
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

The questions that will guide our work throughout the semester include: What is environmental governance? What are the principles of good environmental governance? How are the stakeholders involved in governance? What are the instruments available? How can good environmental governance be designed and implemented? To address these questions, the course will examine processes and instruments of environmental governance by considering theories and empirical studies. We focus on theories and issues relating to national and international governance, public policy formation, common property management, market and non-market incentives for resource management, decentralization, civil society organizations and corporate environmental behaviour.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion of this course students will:
 
1. have knowledge of key theories and frameworks underpinning environmental governance;
2. be able to critically analyse and write about environmental governance issues;
3. be capable to contribute to the development of solutions to environmental governance problems at the local, national and global levels.

Other Information

Delivery Mode:

Semester 1; on campus and distance education.

Indicative Assessment

Ministerial brief (20%); on-line discussions (25%); essay (30); exam (25%).

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Workload

4 contact hours and about 6 hours reading and writing per week.

Prescribed Texts

Journal articles.

Preliminary Reading

United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, World Bank, World Resources Institute, World Resources 2002-2004: Decisions for the Earth: Balance, voice, and power. http://archive.wri.org/publication_detail.cfm?pubid=3764

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1338
2004 $2160
2005 $2850
2006 $2850
2007 $3132
2008 $3402
2009 $3570
2010 $3570
2011 $3576
2012 $3582
2013 $3582
2014 $3582
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3672
2004 $3864
2005 $3864
2006 $3864
2007 $3864
2008 $4002
2009 $4002
2010 $4134
2011 $4134
2012 $4140
2013 $4140
2014 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3694 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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