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Semester 2, 2017


STS216 Notes

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STS216 – ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY AND POLITICS

CONTENTS
Week 1 – 24 July 2017 4
Lecture 4
STS and Environmental Issues 4
Week 2 – 31 July 2017 8
Lecture 8
Industrialization and Limits to Growth 8
Week 3 – 7 August 2017 12
Lecture 12
Environmental Sustainability and Sustainable Development 12
Readings 15
A Comparison of the Limits to Growth with 30 years of Reality – Graham M. TUrner 15
Growth Forever: The Promethean Response – John S. Dryzek 17
Questions 17
Week 4 – 14 August 2017 19
Lecture 19
Equity and Globalisation 19
Readings 24
Science, Citizens and Environmental Threat – Alan Irwin 24
Questions 27
Week 5 – 21 August 2017 30
Lecture 30
Scientific Controversies and the Precautionary Principle 30
Readings 34
The Precautionary Pricniple – Sharon Beder 34
Questions 39
Week 6 – 28 August 2017 41
Lecture 41
The Australian Coal industry 41
Readings 51
Why Australia Must Stop Exporting Coal – Peter Christoff 51
Stranded assets, externalities and carbon risk in the Australian coal industry: The case for contraction in a carbon-constrained world – Adam Lucas 52
Questions 53
Week 7 – 4 September 2017 55
Lecture 55
Nuclear Energy: A Panacea for Climate Change? 55
Readings 61
Nuclear Energy: A Panacea for Climate Change? – Adam Lucas 61
Nuclear Power is not the Answer to Global Warming or Anything Else – Helen Caldicott 61
Questions 61
Week 8 – 11 September 2017 63
Lecture 63
Peaking of World Oil Production 63
Readings 70
Global Oil Depletion: A Review of the Evidence – steve Sorrell et al 70
Eco-localisation as a progressive response to peak oil and climate change - a sympathetic critique – Peter North 72
Week 9 – 11 September 2017 75
Lecture 75
Risk and Uncertainty 75
Readings 77
The Risk Society Thesis – Alan Irwin 77
Living in the World Risk Society – Ulrich Beck 78
Questions 78
Week 10 – 4 October 2017 80
Lecture 80
Genetically MoDified Organisms 80
Readings 84
Providing Thoughtful Feedback: public participation in the regulation of Australia’s first genetically modified food crop – Kerry Ross 84
Questions 84
Week 11 – 9 October 2017 87
Lecture 87
Risk, Expertise, and Lay Knowledge 87
Readings 89
“GMO Regulation and Civic Participation at The ‘Edge of The World’: The Case of Australia and New Zealand - Richard Hindmarsh and Rosemary Du Plessis 89
Questions 90

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