• Offered by Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Development Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Nicole Haley
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2015
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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.

 

***In 2013 this course involves intensive lecture sessions from 9-20 September inclusive, they will run from 9.00 am-1.00 pm. The sessions will be held in SSGM Reading Room 5119 in the HC Coombs building #9.***

 

Learning Outcomes

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

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.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1501 07 Sep 2015 11 Sep 2015 11 Sep 2015 18 Sep 2015 Online N/A

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