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2012 HSG314 Measuring Sustainable Governance: Assessment and Indicators

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Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HSG214

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Sustainable Governance provides the platform for 21st century innovation. Measuring sustainable governance is a key challenge for communities at all levels of government: global, national and local. This unit will examine the principles for assessing sustainable governance and the indicators that can allow communities to measure sustainable governance against goals and objectives. The unit will draw on the emerging international literature in sustainability assessment and measurement principles and draw examples from Europe, USA and Canada to provide a platform for considering the measurement of sustainable governance at a local level. This unit will be a useful tool kit for students interested in careers in the public and private sectors, planning, social and environmental management, social inclusion, local government and international development (NGOs and global institutions).

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 3,000 word report (50%); 1,000 word preliminary report proposal (20%); 2hr end-of-year exam (30%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2 hr lecture weekly, 1 hr workshop fortnightly; Dist ed: web-based delivery of 13 weeks of lectures, plus 3 campus-based (at Hobart and Burnie) workshops tba

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Fully online - H,I,L,N,W
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H,I,L,N,W
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
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Prereq 25 Introductory HSG units or KAA100/101

STAFF: Dr Tony McCall

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