• Offered by State, Society & Governance in Melanesia
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Development Studies
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Sinclair Dinnen
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2017
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The course will provide an introduction to key issues in law, order and conflict in Melanesia. Utilizing theoretical approaches drawn from the disciplines of anthropology, criminology and conflict studies, the course aims to equip students with tools to facilitate the analysis and understanding of social order and disorder. The application of these approaches will be demonstrated via the examination of case studies from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji. The course will explore contemporary debates including competing notions of social order; the role of state and non-state mechanisms in social control; internal and external responses to problems of law and order in the Asia Pacific region, and the dynamics of peace processes and post-conflict reconstruction throughout the region. In examining these topics, students will be exposed to a variety of perspectives from both academic and donor discourses.

Learning Outcomes

Students who satifsy the requirements of this course will have the knowledge and skills to:

Understand the key issues in law, order and conflict in Melanesia

Explain the principles sources of law, order and conflict in Melanesia with reference to detailed case studies of contemporary conflict

Assess the respective roles of notions of social order; state and non-state actors in social control; internal and external responses to problems of law and order in the Asia Pacific region

Contribute to the design and implementation of the dynamics of peace processes and post-conflict reconstruction.

Indicative Assessment

Class participation (10%); Annotated Bibliography (30%), Essay – maximum 5,000 words (60%).

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6443 01 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 30 Sep 2017 In Person

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