- Code POLS3033
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest Development Studies, Environmental Studies, International Relations, Security Studies, Politics
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Richard Frank
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2022
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This course examines the linkages between environmental conflicts and human security. The global rise in conflicts associated with control of natural resources (water, food, energy resources), has exposed the tensions between traditional notions of security and human-centred security concerns. Students will conduct in-depth analyses of cases of environmental conflicts around the world in order to identify the key actors, their projected values and interests, as well as the implications of different alternatives from a human security perspective. While the course highlights the politics behind conflicts, it includes contributions from other disciplines and fields.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- identify and explain how environmental conflicts and human security are inter-related;
- analyse the tensions between interests and values of a diversity of actors involved in contemporary conflicts over resource access;
- demonstrate knowledge of a specific case of conflict, through the application of the concepts and analytical frameworks introduced in the course; and
- identify the impact on human security of different alternatives for conflict resolution.
- Participation (10) [LO 2]
- Mid-term literature review, 1,500 words (30) [LO 1]
- Essay proposal, 500 words (10) [LO 3,4]
- Final essay 2,500 words (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 24 hours of lectures over 12 weeks,
b) 11 hours of tutorials over 11 weeks; and,
b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
There are no prescribed texts for this class.
Assumed KnowledgeBasic knowledge of key contemporary issues in international security and development.
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