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  1. Key texts 1 item
    1. Understanding Sustainable Development (2nd ed.) - John Blewitt 2015

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

  2. Lecture 1: Introduction (Dr Stojanovic) 1 item
    This lecture will introduce the module and describe the aims and learning outcomes. The structure of the module will be explained and the contribution of different disciplines will be highlighted. The lecture will aim to provide a brief overview of the wide range of topics and the challenges of learning within an interdisciplinary framework. This lecture will also cover practical aspects including assessment and seminar details.
    1. Suggested readings:

      SD2001 Module Handbook


      SD Programme Handbook

  3. Lecture 2: Seven Ways to Change the World (Dr Stojanovic) 1 item
    This lecture will review some of the major frameworks and approaches to implementing sustainability and explore the trade-offs and benefits implicit in different dimensions
    1. Understanding Sustainable Development (2nd ed.) - John Blewitt 2015

      Book  Read: "Introduction", pp. 1-5

  4. Part 1: Voluntary approaches and Self-Regulation 12 items
    In preparation for the lectures in this theme, for a background to sustainability in the global apparel industry, please watch the following short film and read the report.
    1. Case study on Sustainability in the Fashion Industry 2 items
      1. Fault Lines - Made in Bangladesh - Al Jazeera America 2015

        Audio document  (25 minute film)

    2. Lecture 3: Beyond Business Efficiency: Stakeholder Accountability 3 items
      1. The role of stakeholder engagement and dialogue within the sustainability accounting and reporting process - L. Rinaldi, J. Unerman, C. Tilt

        Chapter Essential Available in the Library and as an e-book

    3. Lecture 4: Voluntary Codes and Standards: Corporate Legitimacy 3 items
    4. Lecture 5: Shaping Responsibility: Corporate Citizenship 4 items
      1. Sustainability Reporting: Insights from Institutional Theory in Unerman - C. Higgins, C. Larringaga

        Chapter Essential Available in the Library and as an e-book

  5. Part 2: Communities and Nature 9 items
    In this theme we will explore the relationship between communities and nature and how this influences the ways in which we might conceptualise and practise sustainable development. We will look at individual nature connection and perceptions of ‘nature’ but will also explore collective and cultural responses. We will thus interrogate explore what we mean by ‘community’ in global north and south and will examine different perspectives and actions in relation to nature and sustainable development.
    1. Lecture 7: The Nature-Culture Divide 2 items
      In this lecture I'll briefly introduce the relevance of the discipline of social anthropology, key theoretical underpinnings related to sustainable development and consider whether the nature-culture divide is a false dichotomy in the non-western world, with ethnographic examples drawn from North America, Africa and Oceania. I'll conclude the lecture with a case study of my work on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) regarding the deforestation.
    2. Lecture 8: Navigating a Changing Sea 0 items
      In this lecture I'll discuss my experiences during and after Tropical Cyclone Winston with a focus on community resiliency. Next, we'll explore why a number of sustainable development and marine management initiatives have failed in Fiji. I'll conclude with the success of the Lomani Gau Project.
    3. Lecture 9: Thinking Like an Island 0 items
      In this lecture we'll consider the nuclear testing legacy in Micronesia and the knock-on effects currently being experienced by migrants to the Hawaiian Islands. From there, we'll explore the renaissance of Hawaiian ecological conservation methods and projects, as well as urban planning failures and harsh economic realities in Honolulu. And though that sounds rather depressing, I promise to finish on a positive note!
    4. Lecture 10: ‘Nature deficit disorder’ and the consequences for sustainable development 4 items
      Over the last few decades, especially in the global north, a combination of risk aversion, changed play patterns from field to screen and increased urbanization have significantly reduced the time children play outside and led to a phenomenon described as ‘nature deficit disorder’. This loss of nature connection is believed to have serious consequences for the way people view and value nature. Whilst there is most concern about children, there is also evidence to show that nature connection promotes physical and mental health in adults as well. In this lecture we will examine the data and discuss our own perspectives.
      1. Kith: the riddle of the childscape - J. Griffiths 2014

        Book  Chapter 1, "Kith", pp. 15-24

      2. Feral: searching for enchantment on the frontiers of rewilding - G. Monbiot 2013

        Book  Read any chapter! Look for excellent nature writing; passion; looking back and wild claims for the future.

    5. Lecture 11: Sustainability activism: emotional and practical responses to environmental degradation and social injustice 3 items
      In this lecture we will explore how grassroots responses emerge as social movements and have contributed to the flourishing of networks and coalitions of communities and NGOs. What is sustainability action? How does it differ from sustainability activism? What role can activism play in promoting environmental and social justice values? How is activism a practical or emotional response to the apocalyptic potential of ‘unsustainability’?
      1. Three stories of our time - J. Macy, C. Johnstone

        Chapter 

    6. Lecture 12: Mid Way Summary Lecture 0 items
  6. Part 3: Market-based Frameworks 4 items
    1. Lecture 13: Consumer theory, the firm, supply and demand curves 4 items
      1. Introduction to environmental economics - N. Hanley, J. Shogren, B. White 2013

        Book Essential Read Chapter 2

      2. The material in the Hanley et al. chapter above is also covered in the following:

      3. Microeconomics (2nd ed.) - Nicholas Gregory Mankiw, Mark P. Taylor 2011

        Book  Chapters 4, 6, 7, 10 and 11

      4. Economics - Nicholas Gregory Mankiw, Mark P. Taylor 2014

        Book  Chapters 3, 7, 8, 10 and 11

    2. Lecture 14: How markets work 0 items
    3. Lecture 15: When Markets fail 0 items
  7. Part 4: Conservation and science 15 items
    Different chapters of the following three primary texts are referred to in different lectures in this theme
    1. Ecology: from individuals to ecosystems - Michael Begon, Colin R. Townsend, John L. Harper 2005

      Book Essential Also alternative e-book edition at http://librarysystem.st-andrews.ac.uk/record=b1934368~S5

    2. Essentials of conservation biology - Primack, Richard B. 2006

      Book Essential

    3. Conservation Science and Action - William J. Sutherland 1998

      Book Essential Also alternative e-book edition at http://librarysystem.st-andrews.ac.uk/record=b1934334~S5

    4. Lecture 16: The need for biodiversity: ecosystem functionality 2 items
      1. Biodiversity and Resilience of Ecosystem Functions - Tom H. Oliver, Matthew S. Heard, Nick J.B. Isaac, David B. Roy 2015

        Article 

      2. Biodiversity and ecosystem services: a multilayered relationship - Georgina M. Mace, Ken Norris, Alastair H. Fitter 2012

        Article 

    5. Lecture 17: Biodiversity problems: habitat change & introduced species 2 items
      1. Essentials of conservation biology - R. B. Primack 2006

        Book  Reading: Chapters 9 & 10

    6. Lecture 18: Biodiversity problems: small populations & habitat fragmentation 2 items
      1. Conservation Science and Action - W. J. Sutherland 1998

        Book  Reading: Chapter 7

    7. Lecture 19: Biodiversity solutions: frameworks for species conservation 2 items
      1. Translocation as a Species Conservation Tool: Status and Strategy - B. Griffith, J. M. Scott, J. W. Carpenter, C. Reed 1989

        Article 

      2. Conservation Science and Action - W. J. Sutherland 1998

        Book  Reading: Chapter 6

    8. Lecture 20: Biodiversity solutions: frameworks for habitat conservation 2 items
      1. Essentials of conservation biology - R. B. Primack 2006

        Book  Reading: Chapter 17

    9. Lecture 21: Biodiversity solutions: frameworks for protecting areas 2 items
      1. Essentials of conservation biology - R. B. Primack 2006

        Book  Reading: Chapter 15, 16 & 20

  8. Part 5: Technology and modeling 6 items
    The aim of these lectures is to examine the challenges of environmental change and the ability of technologies, monitoring and models to identify key issues and shape human responses
    1. Lecture 22: Science, technology and environmental change 2 items
    2. Lecture 23: Observing environmental change 2 items
      1. Extensive dynamic thinning on the margins of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets - Hamish D. Pritchard, Robert J. Arthern, David G. Vaughan, Laura A. Edwards 2009

        Article 

    3. Lecture 24: Predicting environmental change 2 items
  9. Part 6: Governance and Regulation 6 items
    1. Lecture 25: Governing Marine Protected Areas 2 items
      1. Governing marine protected areas: resilience through diversity - Peter J. S. Jones 2014

        Book Essential Read: Chapters 1-3. (Available in the Library and as an e-book)

    2. Lecture 26: Ecosystem-based management 2 items
    3. Lecture 27: "Good Governance" for Sustainability and Summary Lecture 2 items
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