- Code INTR8047
- Unit Value 12 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Areas of interest International Relations
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Christopher Hall
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2014
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This course analyses key concepts and developments in contemporary global security. It begins with an investigation of different theoretical approaches to the study of global security and moves on to three substantial sections. The first section examines the nature of US primacy and its prospects, the rise of new great powers and the possible consequences of these power transitions, and the relationships between democracy, democratization and global security. The second section looks at four security challenges: the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and delivery systems, the rise of jihadi terrorism, the problems posed by cybersecurity and cyberwar, and the challenges of environmental security. The final section explores three responses to contemporary global security problems: the revolution in military affairs and the transformation of war, humanitarian intervention and the doctrine of Responsibility to Protect (R2P), and the privatization of security.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Analyse current events in the global political economy with a historically informed and analytically rigorous approach.
- Write concise analyses (such as a newspaper commentary, policy statement, or short paper) on how domestic and international politics influence international trade, finance, and production.
- Identify the key elements of a complex case (such as whether a company should engage in a trade dispute via the WTO or how policymakers should respond to a financial crisis) and offer a convincing argument about which policy option to pursue.
Semester 2 2013. The course is conducted through seminars with an emphasis on interactive teaching aimed at engaging all students in active participation.
The course has three pieces of assessment:
- Mid-semester test.
- Major essay (5000 words): a long research paper that gives students the opportunity to explore in detail a theory or theoretical issue that particularly interests them.
- Final exam (three hours): a major examination sat under formal exam conditions.
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12 hours per week: two for seminar attendance, and ten for reading and writing. Please note this is a general guide, averaged over the semester and the final hours ultimately depend on the individual's ability in reading and writing.
There is no prescribed textbook for the course.
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7796||21 Jul 2014||08 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|