Exploration of social and environmental (in)justice. Analysis of how justice affects people differently in different places, in relation to different issues.
How do we determine what is just? What is just for some might not be just for others. Justice is fundamentally a human centred or anthropocentric concept - can justice be concieved of in non-human terms? What is a just response in injustice? In this course we will explore some of these issues, in the context of broader debates in critical geography.
|Paper title||Geographies of Justice|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,333.93|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,793.66|
- May not be credited together with GEOG 465 passed in 2016 or 2017.
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- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Christina Ergler
- Paper Structure
This paper is organised into three main parts following a two week introduction. The final week concludes the course:
- Introduction: What is justice?
- Part 1: Understanding diverse social injustices
- Part II: Understanding diverse environmental injustices
- Part III: Entangling social and environmental injustices at the global scale
- Conclusion: Reflection
Assessment is 100% internally assessed
- Teaching Arrangements
1 x 3 hour lecture per week
No textbook is required
Readings for class will be posted on Blackboard
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Communication, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy,
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- Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Understand key debates in relation to geographies of justice
- Apply theoretical concepts of justice to real world injustices and communicate these ideas effectively to different audiences for different purposes
- Evaluate contemporary issues and identify the complexities of intersecting in/justices for different groups in society
- Evaluate how groups seek to address injustice and situate these approaches within theoretical understandings of contemporary global and local level politics and policy frameworks