• Offered by Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Diplomacy
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This course examines in detail a range of emerging issues in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond  which have the potential  to demand innovative diplomatic responses.  These may include, but are not limited to:

  • the changing boundaries and constraints of state sovereignty, and the significance of multilateral institutions and regimes as devices for structuring political action;
  • the salience of international law in an era of unipolar dominance by a hyperpower;
  • the scope for management of economic relations in an era of unprecedented capital mobility;
  • the complexities of intervention decisions in circumstances where the corruption or breakdown of  the state gives rise to serious human rights violations; and
  • the difficulties of coping with transnational security challenges such as terrorism and the threat posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Students will develop a strong and sound knowledge of the  international context in which diplomatic actors operate and also develop some of the analytical tools useful for examining the diplomatic challenges which are the focus of this course.

Indicative Assessment

Written work of 6000 words, and an exam

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Students undertaking this course could expect a workload of 20 hours a week. This is inclusive of actual contact hours for lectures and also out of class preparation time.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Enrollment in Plans 7831XDDIPL, 7896XMDIPS, 7880XMDIPL, 7886XMAIR, 7882XMDIPL, 7887XMASTS, 7893XMDIPL, 7883XLLM, 7885XMDIPL, 7881XMDIPL, 7890XIDEC, 7888XMDIPL, 7895XMDIPL, 7894XMDIPL and successful completion of DIPL8001

Prescribed Texts

A compilation of prescribed readings will be distributed to students at the beginning of the semester.


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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
12 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.

12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $5616
2014 $5616
2013 $5616
2012 $5616
2011 $5616
2010 $5616
2009 $5616
2008 $5616
2007 $5616
2006 $5616
2005 $5616
2004 $5616
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $7884
2014 $7884
2013 $7884
2012 $7884
2011 $7884
2010 $7884
2009 $7884
2008 $7884
2007 $7884
2006 $7884
2005 $7884
2004 $7884
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3696 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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