• Offered by Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Specialist
    Transitional
  • Course subject Diplomacy
  • Areas of interest Development Studies, Environmental Studies, International Relations, Law, Policy Studies More...
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Geoffrey Wiseman
    • Prof William Maley
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2017
    Second Semester 2017
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This course introduces students to diplomacy as a distinct area of study. It opens by analysing classical accounts of diplomacy as consisting of a process of dialogue and negotiation between agents of the state, and proceeds to examine how processes of globalisation and fragmentation have affected the nature of diplomatic activity.

Particular attention is paid to three aspects of transnational diplomacy:

  1. The developments of cross-border partnerships between state and non-state actors in setting and promoting multilateral political agendas;
  2. The contribution of formalised ‘second-track’ diplomacy to the management of relations between states, and between state and non-state actors; and
  3. The involvement of professional diplomats in rebuilding disrupted states.

The course draws extensively on concrete examples to highlight recent changes in diplomatic practice, and explores political, legal and ethical questions to which the changing character of diplomacy gives rise.

Learning Outcomes

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

This course, which sets the scene for the remaining three courses which form part of the Master of Diplomacy degree, will introduce students to diplomacy as a distinct area of study. It analyses classical accounts of diplomacy as consisting of a process of dialogue and negotiation between agents of the state, and proceeds to examine how processes of globalisation and fragmentation have affected the nature of diplomatic activity. Particular attention is paid to three aspects of transnational diplomacy: (1) the developments of  cross-border partnerships between state and non-state actors in setting and promoting multilateral political agendas; (2) the contribution of formalised ‘second-track’ diplomacy to the management of relations between states, and between state and non-state actors; and (3) the involvement of professional diplomats in rebuilding disrupted states. The course draws extensively on concrete examples to highlight  recent  changes in diplomatic practice, and explores political, legal and ethical questions to which the changing character of diplomacy gives rise.

Indicative Assessment

Written work of 6000 words, and a take-home exam

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Workload

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

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be currently enrolled in either the Master of Diplomacy or Master of Diplomacy (advanced) program. Other cognate fields may request consent.

Preliminary Reading

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

Areas of Interest

  • Development Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Policy Studies
  • Political Communication
  • Political Sciences

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:
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.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $6840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $9756
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.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1596 01 Feb 2017 10 Feb 2017 10 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8927 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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