EV5962 - Governance - Ridge to Reef
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Available to Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Ridge to Reef Sustainable
Development students only. This subject is scheduled to run in 2018 only.
The Governance unit will develop a comprehensive understanding of the key formal and
informal features of natural resource governance from the local scale through to national
and supranational scales. The unit will commence by developing a conceptual understanding
of governance (as distinct from government) and situating this understanding in the
context of natural resource management. It will then provide a comprehensive understanding
of community-based resource management and common-property resources by using an intensive
case study approach. The unit will then consider the operation of national governance,
focusing on the interplay of state and non-state actors in the design and implementation
of environmental policy. Intensive case-study analysis will again situate this understanding
and illuminate the critical role of informal as well as formal institutions of governance.
Finally, the unit will consider the emergence of supra-national governance, including
the role of international treaties and conventions and the emergence of supra- national
institutions designed to attend to the management of ecosystems at large scales. Critical
analysis of case studies will again be accompanying this analysis.
- identify and explain the key elements of Policy development;
- demonstrate a critical understanding of policies and contexts;
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to strategically and effectively engage in regional
- apply relevant theories and concepts with the ability to interpret and apply legal
and regulatory frameworks;
- Demonstrate knowledge of the distribution of functions, responsibilities and authority
between local, provincial and national government institution and non-state Actors.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Dr Janine Sheaves
||Professor Colin Simpfendorfer, Mrs Stephanie Hernandez, Professor Marcus Lane, Ms Rachel Miller, Dr Claudia Benham, Dr Janine Sheaves.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
- 22 hours lectures
- assessment and self-directed study
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||online formative (50%); summative assessment (50%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement
process, and in case of
minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest